“I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them, make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz, and paint colors for those who see none.”
christmas with messiaen
Friday 24 December 2021, 8:00
[will be rescheduled to 2022]
Den Haag: Kloosterkerk
dreaming like messiaen
Geerten van de Wetering organ
Marcel Wierckx video projections
Johan Luijmes visual design
La Nativité du seigneur (with video projections)
This concert is a co-production with Podium 21.
In the early morning, the award winning organist Geerten van de Wetering performs Messiaen’s organ cycle La Nativité du Seigneur. In the final minutes of this cycle about the birth of light, the sun will rise outside. We start early to do full justice to the video projections on the organ. They show the colours that Messiaen composed in his music. He possessed the gift of synaesthesia: for every timbre and chord he saw a matching colour. To bring the colour spectrum of his music to life, Marcel Wierckx built an ingenious video installation. A hallucinatory experience, in sound and image. In the monumental Kloosterkerk.
2587 SW The Hague