Arthur Rimbaud’s Une Saison en enfer was written in a rundown farmhouse on the French-Belgian border in 1873. The poet was heavily under the influence of absinthe, opium and alcohol, which explains the often hallucinatory and personal character of the texts. Rimbaud’s wide-ranging texts are paired with the exploratory music of Berio, Saariaho and Gubaidulina who all sought out new sound worlds and colours in their works for flute, harp and viola.
Texts: Arthur Rimbaud
Music: Luciano Berio, Kaija Saariaho, Sofia Gubaidulina
Actor: Bas Maassen
Musicians: Felicia van den End – flute, Astrid Haring – harp, Emlyn Stam – viola
22 January 2020 | 8:30 pm
CC Amstel | Amsterdam