‘the writings’ performed by Nederlands Kamerkoor

Wednesday, October 13, 20218:15pm

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Netherlands Chamber Choir
Martina Batič conductor
Shiva Feshareki DJ, electronics
Miriam Kruishoop video

The Nederlands Kamerkoor focuses on old and modern power women in Ester. The source of inspiration is the Biblical figure Esther, an ancient icon of empowerment, who saved the Jewish people from genocide by taking matters into their own hands. The choir is led by the battle of the Slovenian conductor Martina Batič, in combination with the electronic sounds of the Iranian-American turntable artist Shiva Feshareki.

In this musical tribute to courageous women through the ages, the hypnotic electronic soundscapes of Shiva Feshareki alternate with parts of the writings , David Lang’s recently completed cycle based in part on the Bible book of Esther . These two drivers of empowerment, new and old, are linked by the filmed choreography with Niaya Jones aka BOSSLADY, an eighteen-year-old dancer born and raised in the projects of South Central Los Angeles. The film, Living in America , was created and directed by award-winning visual artist and filmmaker Miriam Kruishoop.

Featured Work
composer: David Lang
Region Premiere
presenter: Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
ensembles: Nederlands Kamerkoor
conductors: Martina Batič