The Belgian contemporary music festival TRANSIT sets the scene for the world premiere of Bára Gísladóttir's new ensemble piece: Animals of your pasture.
The composer describes some of the ideas behind the work:
"Animals of your pasture is based on the thought of all kinds of animals existing together in a flock that functions as an organism on its own. The piece plays with the idea of following this flock from various angles and views (close up, extreme long shot, in focus, out of focus, in fragments, slow motion, fast forwards, through different textural filters, etc.) on various occasions (running over endless miles of prairies, fighting, dancing, napping, singing, etc.) This concept is intertwined with an unclear thought where wild chaos is allowed to be wild chaos, with no parts stepping in to take or gain control, with no attempts to structure or systemise something that just is."
Bára Gísladóttir explains that the title of the piece is borrowed from the novel With my Dog-Eyes by the Brazilian author Hilda Hilst - a book that influenced her while writing the piece.
Animals of your pasture is premiered by Riot Ensemble, 22 October at TRANSIT festival at the venue STUK in Leuven, Belgium.
Find more information about the concert here >>