Noise, tekno, post-punk and improv meet opera
Stephanie Pan, Ji Youn Kang, Lynn Cassiers, Marc Alberto, Floris van Bergeijk & Stelios Manousakis (VS/KR/BE/NL/GR)
What can the word ‘opera’ mean in the 21st century and how is it relevant? Forging a collaboration between V2_Klub and Opera Forward Festival from the National Opera, Re-Imagining Opera explores the notion of opera from unexpected perspectives casting a radical and irreverent eye on established ideas.
The performance is created by a freshly formed collective of six leading musicians/composers in the fields of experimental electronics and music, free improv, contemporary new music, opera and theatre, with a shared love for underground scenes – hardcore tekno, hiphop, rap and spoken word, post-punk and noise.
Working through a modular libretto of sorts, they take you on a journey through sparse landscapes, glitchy noise and seas of sound, before dropping you onto a massive thumping wall of hardcore tekno rap and back off again, through ethereal vocals, dramatic song, spoken word, and a far-reaching spectrum of live electronics.