Talea Ensemble performs the US premiere of Georges Aperghis's Happy End
Talea Ensemble - U.S. premiere of Georges Aperghis's "Happy End"Roulette (509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217) Map it Free
Talea Ensemble performs the US premiere of Georges Aperghis's Happy End for animated film, electronics, and ensemble at Roulette in Brooklyn.
“Happy Ending” was created by French composer Georges Aperghis and Belgian video-artist, Hans Op de Beeck (with the voices of Edith Scob and Michael Lonsdale), who collaborated to bring an adaptation of “Le Petit Poucet” to the stage in 2007 at the Opera Lille in France with Belgian Ensemble Ictus. At an hour long, the work features a 16-member ensemble on stage with live electronics, projected video and prerecorded voices. It is an arresting, all encompassing experience that pulls the audience into the world of the story, becoming more than just a re-telling of the tale and closer to a psychological journey into the mind of its protagonist. It is described as “the result of a remarkable artistic triangle” that portrays “a boundless wander through imaginary cities.” (Klaas Verpoest) The black and white film contains animation, text and narration. While the music is a sonic representation of the visual, it is also critical fundamental matter with its own psyche.