• Du Yun
  • Zolle (2005)

  • Channel Du Yun Publishing (World)

A Cockroach's Tarantella and Zolle may be performed as an evening-length diptych.

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  • Narrator, Female Voice, Tenor
  • 55 min
  • the composer

Programme Note

Composer note
In Zolle (It., big chunk of earth), a dead woman is a land-watcher. She wanders through the shadowy space between memory and reality, tracing the lines of her identity through the land she once walked: an immigrant in death as in life. In her haunted travels between the worlds of life and the afterlife, she is unable to choose between the living and the dead, at a loss to let go of either. Finally, with her sorrows, solitudes, and peacefulness, she lets go of both, turning into a part of the earth.

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