NIGHT IS ALSO A SUN [airport suite no. 1]
•  SITE-SPECIFIC CHAMBER CONCERT  •  AARHUS AIRPORT, DENMARK  •  2015  •


The first artistic meeting between Troels Primdahl and Decoda (affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall) caused another step into the field of site-specific performances. On a dark October night sixty people was invited to let themselves sink down in a nest of mattresses placed in the departure hall of Aarhus Airport. With references to Nietzsche’s Dionysian persona Zarathustra we intended to invoke and embrace the chaos of the night. The journey of the surrounding soundscapes went inward. To the darkest recesses and the discoveries of the deep lands between intimacy and introversion. And if you allow yourself to go deeper into the night, at a certain point you might realize the meaning of the dazzling darkness.

Press coverage
http://seismograf.org/artikel/intimitetens-transithal (review)

http://stiften.dk/kultur/koncert-skal-forskoenne-aarhus-lufthavn
http://www.tv2oj.dk/artikel/277698:oestjylland–Unik-lufthavns-koncert-i-afgangshallen
http://www.snyk.dk/nyheder/ny-musik-checker-ind-i-aarhus-lufthavn-20
http://seismograf.org/nyhed/lydperformance-skal-redde-udskaeldt-lufthavn

Concept & composition: Troels Primdahl
Performed by: Decoda [USA]: Anna Elashvili (violin), Nathan Schram (viola), Claire Bryant (cello) & Brad Balliett (bassoon)
– with guest artist Christian Windfeld (percussion) and vocal group SONO.

Produced by AUT – Aarhus Unge Tonekunstnere, Louise Kirkegaard & 1:1 Produktion.
PR: Solveig Lindeskov Andersen
Photographer: Anders Bigum

Special thanks to: Line Tjørnhøj, Kim Bisgaard, Peter Høgsberg, Allan Gravgaard Madsen, Dortea Grønbæk & Aarhus Lufthavn 2.0 & Aarhus Airport A/S.
AUT - Aarhus Unge Tonekunstnere

One! O man! Take heed!
Two! What says deep midnight’s voice indeed?
Three! I slept my sleep
Four! From deepest dream I’ve woke and plead
Five! The world is deep
Six! And deeper than the day could read
Seven! Deep is its woe
Eight! Joy – deeper still than grief can be
Nine! Woe says: Hence! Go!
Ten! But joys all want eternity
Eleven! Want deep profound eternity!
Twelve!

[Zarathustra]



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