Karawane premiere at the Baltic Sea Festival
20th August 2015
First performed in Zurich in 2014, Karawane sets a piece of ‘lautpoesie’ (or ‘sound poetry’) by Hugo Ball, founder of the Dada movement and author of the Dada manifesto. The short piece of text consists of seventeen lines of synthetic language, where the individual word sounds themselves evoke vivid and individual images. Salonen says “I began to imagine a circus, lost in time and space, going in endless slow motion through the strange landscape to the next performance with or without crowds, with no other goal than to keep moving. (I think most musicians after a few decades down the road can relate to the idea)."
Salonen’s upcoming engagements include the Czech premiere of his LA Variations with the Prague Symphony Orchestra, two performances of Foreign Bodies by the Tero Saarinen Company and the New West Symphony, and his Macao debut with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
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