World premiere · Matias Vestergård Hansen

ensemble recherche will premiere Matias Vestergård Hansen's COLLAPSE AND COLLAPSE at ECLAT festival Saturday 6 February.

ECLAT Festival Neue Musik Stuttgart takes place 3-7 February in a so-called hybrid version with live concerts available for online streaming.

The world-renowned ensemble recherche will premiere Matias Vestergård Hansen’s COLLAPSE AND COLLAPSE, an ode to the nightlife that has been nearly nonexistent in the past year.

The first movement is a short dialogue between a thudding bass and the sound of feet sliding across the floor.
The title of the first movement is Eleven o'clock number: a theatre term for a big, show-stopping song that occurs late in the second act of a two-act musical, in which a major character, often the protagonist, comes to an important realization.

The second movement continually shifts between a slow, dragging music and an almost filmic recollection of the atmosphere of a nightclub. The dragging music is compressed every time it returns, becoming shorter and shorter and higher and higher. The piece ends with a piano monologue under a cover of stars. The second movement is titled Fugue: a pathological amnesiac condition that may persist for several months, during which a person suffers from loss of memory, often begins a new life, and, upon recovery, remembers nothing of the amnesic phase.

The nightlife episodes of the piece are based on a song by Danish actor and singer Emma Sehested Høeg, written for the show ‘LOLITA FOR ALTID’.

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Matias Vestergård Hansen: COLLAPSE AND COLLAPSE
Performed by ensemble recherche
Saturday 6 February 20:00
Live from Theaterhaus Stuttgart