A Fractured Mind?
20.30 - 22.00 Korzo hall
Three works for soloist and ensemble on the theme of mental health
A Fractured Mind?, a triptych by the Slovenian composer Petra Strahovnik, explores the way we treat mental health in society. A combination of music, video, performance, and electronics reveals the underlying thoughts and emotions of someone with a mental illness. Artist Jürgen Fritz, who designed the work together with Strahovnik, intensively trained the musicians of Modelo62 for their performance art. This ensemble from The Hague has earned their widespread fame with their high-level, versatile, and innovative approach to contemporary experimental music. With this intensely personal work, Strahovnik tries to break a taboo.
Prior to the concert you can visit KOnStruKt # 18, a collaboration between students from the Royal Conservatoire and Slagwerk Den Haag, for free.
1. In TIME - Obsessive-compulsive DisOrder
2. In TIME - Borderline Personality DisOrder
3. In TIME - Schizophrenia
DisOrders is made possible thanks to the financial support of Fonds Podiumkunsten, Stichting Dioraphte and Gemeente Den Haag.
After the concert, you may join psychologist Christian Bouwkamp and composer Petra Strahovnik for an informal public talk, where they will address questions related to the project and Petra’s motivation to work on mental conditions. Please feel free to join them.
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