GEORGI SZTOJANOV: HUNGER

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making new waves | december 2009

 

Contemporary arts often create a new context for old stories – just like this piece, where Adam and Eve appear in the age of Internet, Skype, chat and webcam. The use of modern technology allows the mixing of genres, styles and spaces – all this with a hint of humour. Choir members – moving among laser rays, following the Devil of a renowned world music singer, wondering between the Eve of a classical singer and the Adam of a theatre actor – brought Sztojanov’s music to life on the stage of Trafó, House of Contemporary Arts.

 

The piece was earlier premiered at the Music Academy of Budapest, as part of the composer’s graduate performance concert, directed by Pál Göttinger. The performance at the Making New Waves contemporary music and multimedia festival was directed by Ferenc Tarr.