27/10/19 / 10h / Bernard Haitinkzaal Conservatorium van Amsterdam / Oosterdokskade 15 / 11011 DL Amsterdam

orda 2019 competition finals / era / 2 blockflöten, schlagwerk, supercollider

emily bannister / daniel scott / recorders / ambro golachowski / percussion


era is a palimpsest.
era is about adding layers on top of layers onto an already existing musical material, until it’s origin becomes unrecognizable.
layers of sound, virtuosity, instrumentation, movement and technology… an accumulative process, that results in extinction.
era venus is a two-part madrigal by don paolo da firenze, written around 1400.
‘it will be enough if I sing for her’ – this last line of the poem is the only thing that survives this process.
but in truth it becomes only a mirror for the new, for everything that took over:
you can’t go back in time.