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Music for Empty Spaces - Heather Pinkham

Maker Heather Pinkham
Maker Myrto Nizami
Duration 105 min
Part of Festival Dag in de Branding

Music about the irrevocable end

What comes after death? The mystery of our final journey is as old as humanity itself. But unlike our ancestors, we prefer not to think about it. And that is a loss, according to composer Heather Pinkham. In this new edition of Music for Empty Spaces, Pinkham asks nine peers with diverse backgrounds to reflect on dying, death and grief. Music, as the language of the unspeakable, can help us talk about the irrevocable end that is simply part of life.

During the corona pandemic, Pinkham organized the first edition of Music for Empty Spaces, which was streamed live from the Muziekgebouw. The program was a success, viewed worldwide and even repeated live in front of an audience. The subject of the second edition naturally became an extension of this: the same way nine composers reflecting on life in isolation, death is now the subject of reflection. Once again, top Dutch musicians will take part in the performance, including Saskia Lankhoorn, Elisabeth Hetherington and Max Frimout.

 

About Festival Dag in de Branding
The Hague Festival Dag in de Branding organizes a one-day program three times a year at various locations in The Hague. With new music that shows current developments in classical and improvised music, musical theater, jazz and pop music, opera and electronics.

In the Studio, Myrto Nizami presents a first scene from the chamber opera she is developing during her residency at the festival. She draws inspiration from Fernando Pessoa’s Sonnet VIII. Like that poem, her opera is about masks, shifting identities and stratification.

--CREDITS Music for Empty Spaces--
Bart Spaan De Slak door James Oesi, contrabas
Daan Manneke Epitaaf door Suzanne van Berkum, fagot
Jeff Hamburg Afterlife door Thorwald Jørgensen, theremin
Sinta Wullur Rindu door Tammo Heikens, surbahar
Max Frimout Muziek voor Contrabasblokfluit door Susanna Borsch, contrabasblokfluit
Maxim Shalygin To all alive door Saskia Lankhoorn, piano
Wilma Pistorius Simultaneously door Tatiana Koleva, slagwerk
Heather Pinkham I am not there door Charlotte Houberg, sopraan
Orkun Ağır Impromptu nr 2 par violoncello solo door Pamela Smits, cello
--CREDITS Myrto Nizami--
Sopraan Kristia Michael
Uitvoerende Ensemble Modelo62
Componist Myrto Nizami

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Music for Empty Spaces - Heather Pinkham

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