The Sinking of the Titanic

fredag 7.5
18:00 - 18:45

Ljudkonst Mattias Sköld / Orkester Ensemble ur NorrlandsOperans Symfoniorkester Program: Gavin Bryars The Sinking of the Titanic Tipsa en vän
Den 15 april 1912 sjönk passagerarfartyget Titanic. En mytomspunnen katastrof som inspirerat till mängder av filmer, böcker och musik. En av de vackraste och mest gripande skildringarna står kompositören Gavin Bryars för. The Sinking of the Titanic från 1969 är ett musikaliskt mästerverk som fortsätter att utvecklas vid varje uppspelning, eftersom det innehåller partier som bygger på slump och improvisation.

Musiken är baserad på vittnesmål från de överlevande. Bryars har bland annat tagit fasta på berättelserna om orkestern som tappert fortsatte att spela en psalm medan skeppet sjönk och fantiserat vidare kring hur den skulle låta under vatten.

På MADE spelas verket av en ensemple ur NorrlandsOperans Symfoniorkester. Men upplevelsen börjar redan i foajén, med en ljudinstallation av ljudkonstnären Mattias Sköld.

The Sinking of the Titanic (music by Gavin Bryars) from Ray Anderson on Vimeo.

In English

 
On 15 April 1912 the passenger liner Titanic sank 400 miles south of the coast of Newfoundland – a legendary disaster that has inspired an enormous number of films, books and music. Composer Gavin Bryars is responsible for one of the most beautiful and gripping portrayals of the Titanic's story. The Sinking of the Titanic, from 1962, is a musical masterpiece that develops further with every recital, as it contains sections based on chance and improvisation.

The music is based on eyewitness accounts given by survivors. Bryars has focused especially on accounts that include information about the orchestra, which bravely continued to play a hymn while the ship sank, and has let his imagination play with the idea of how it would sound underwater.

At MADE, the piece will be performed by NorrlandsOperan's Symphony Orchestra. But your The Sinking of the Titanic experience will begin even before the first bars are played; stepping into the foyer, visitors will be treated to a sound installation designed by sound artist Mattias Sköld.