a musical pilgrimage with Ariane Schluter
Even though it is not over yet, 2020 can already be deemed an intense year. On a drunken ship, left at the mercy of the current, we sail towards a misty future. In this Stille Nacht (Quiet Night), the travel at sea is a metaphor for life, and the ocean a god-like main character that knows the fate of the boat.
Rimbaud’s famous poem The Drunken Ship, the only transcripted sermon by Vincent van Gogh, Hokusai’s famous statue The Great Wave and other iconic sea sceneries form the basis for a winter night in which singing, cello and text come together in a meditative concert about hope, despair, doubt and consolation. With actress Ariane Schluter, we try to grasp the events of our current time.
After the successful edition with Arthur Japin (2017), Anna Enquist (2018) and Glenn Helberg (2019), Silbersee has invited top actress Ariane Schluter as a new winter guest for a meditative program, rich in voices, in the run-up to Christmas. Schluter, who won the Gouden Kalf and Theo D’Or twice, used to perform at Het Nationale Toneel and has played the main character to the feature film Lucia de B and the series Noord/Zuid.
In this edition, Silbersee challenges cello player and composer Jörg Brinkmann to create a new, winter-like oratory, inspired by the sounds of Arvo Pärt and Claude Debussy. The libretto is written by writers Joachim Robbrecht and Artun Alaska Arasli.