Niels has described the piece as an experiment with the opera genre in which he systematically turns all conventional notions of the opera upside down: “the spectacular becomes intimate, the many contributing become one, set design becomes dark. And above all, it’s true. From the often quixotic and exaggerated opera dramas to a small piece of reality, as we all experience it.”
Niels Rønsholdt: Word for Word
Toner Quinn from the The Journal of Music was present a recent performance of the piece at SPOR festival and describes it as follows:
“The experience stayed with me afterwards. I began to forgive the unvaried repetition of the music, to doubt my first impression that it could have been more. The colour and originality of the thirty minutes, and Rønsholdt’s awkward, tragic performance, overrode everything else.”
Make sure to read the full article on their website and don’t miss this opportunity to experience Niels as both composer and performer.
The performances take place at the The Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde on Saturday at 14:45 & 16:00, and Sunday at 14:30 & 16:00.