SUNRISE – Edge Ensemble + Elisenda Pujals @ Sounds of Silence (wp)

Friday, March 8, 20197:00pm

De Nieuwe Regentes
Weimarstraat 63
The Hague 2562 GR, Netherlands map

Following their highly successful premiere of The Wind at Sounds of Silence 2017, the Edge Ensemble returns to premiere a new semi-improvised composition along with F.W. Murnau’s 1927 silent film Sunrise. As before, soprano Elisenda Pujals represents the female protagonist in the film. In Sunrise, a married farmer’s mistress from the city tries to convince him to drown his wife. It is a classic film about temptation, devotion, love, and death. To create the soundtrack, the Edge Ensemble divides into two teams on opposite sides of the stage. One team represents the intensity and happiness of the Woman, the other team represents these aspects of the Man. By expressing these attributes in sound – gradually building towards the highest and lowest intensity moments in the film – a special kind of space is created between music and film. In this space, each audience member can have their own uniquely personal experience.