International Contemporary Ensemble’s
Dear Land, directed by Berlin based Lydia Steier, is an evening of two contemporary works: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies‘ Eight Songs for a Mad King (1969) and the World Premiere of Chinese-American composer Du Yun‘s Zolle (2005). Eight Songs for a Mad King portrays the madness of King George III of England who was declared permanently insane ten years before his death. In Du Yun’s Zolle a dead woman wanders through the shadowy space between memory and reality, tracing the lines of her identity through the land she once walked: an immigrant in death as in life. Dear Land juxtaposes these two sung monodramas of radically different style, and seamlessly combines sound, text, movement and multimedia images in the examination of the mind when torn from the body.
October 27-30, 2005
Thursday-Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and Sunday at 5:00 p.m.