As human-beings, we are all time travellers. The world around us is changing, but so are we. And the older we get, the more often we look back. We learn, we reflect–and hopefully we gain a little wisdom. Our next transdisciplinary project undertakes such a journey through time: It starts with a person looking back on his life, on all the detours and branches, the small disputes and major battles–and on the joys along the way. Expressing an unquenched thirst for life, this man calls out: “O Earth, return!” If only one could start life over.
“The Passing of the Year” by British composer Jonathan Dove forms the backbone of an evening when the Radialsystem will be transformed into a time tunnel, a space with no solid walls. Films and images, performance and music tell of the becoming and passing of all things and our very existence. In addition to Jonathan Dove’s song cycle for two choirs and piano from 2000, music by Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy, John Dowland and Robert Heppener will also be brought to life.