Especially for the Bijloke, Serge Verstockt will make a new version of his acclaimed multimedia composition A la recherche de temps, in dialogue with video artist Koen Theys.
Serge Verstockt and Koen Theys also made a new version of A la recherche de temps for viola, a commission by de Bijloke in Ghent.
Serge Verstockt and ChampdAction are joined by the world-renowned Ensemble Modern. Their 2 soloists Jaan Bossier and Megumi Kasakawa engage in a dialogue with prerecorded video footage from ChampdAction/Studio.
While composing 'A la recherche de temps II - Doloroso', Verstockt was confronted with a world at war, facing a shift to the right, nationalism, a refugee crisis and terrorism. This resulted in a piece in which the 'Human Rights' are 'whispered' by the viola in part one. The tone gradually transforms into a wild punk concert.
The project is a coproduction between ChampdAction and Ensemble Modern and the pieces will be performed by both ensembles.