Infinite Now

This creation commemorates World War I and takes as point of departure the play FRONT (2014) staged and adapted by Luk Perceval. The American-Israeli composer Chaya Czernowin saw the performance and connected the theatrical experience of FRONT with the novella Homecoming by the Chinese author Can Xue.

In FRONT, we see the soldiers in the trenches, caught in an unending battle and constantly exposed to death. In Homecoming it is a woman who happens to find her way to a house on the edge of an abyss and gradually realises that it is impossible for her to escape. Two situations in which the moment becomes dilated to the point of infinity.

Chaya Czernowin is one of the most challenging and innovative contemporary composers. Her work is played around the world by leading ensembles and specialists in new music. She creates an unusual sound architecture in which all facets of music and sound become interrelated in a new way. And not only the ear, but all of the senses are engaged in the process.

Infinite Now is a unique combination of theatre and opera, sung and spoken word, drama and music.