Place: Konsertsalen, Kulturhuset Najaden, Halmstad
RESTAGING OF ‘ME QUITTE’ BY NIELS RØNSHOLDT
SCENATET will be presenting the performance of ‘Me Quitte’ by composer Niels Rønsholdt at the Halland Opera & Vocal Festival. This composition turns the tradition of crooning upside down and undermines its vitality and potency. In the 10 songs of the composition, Jacques Brel’s chanson ‘Ne Me Quitte Pas’ (‘Don’t Leave Me’) is picked apart and sung backwards, while the lyrics are reflected and further distorted in a cabinet of magic mirrors – ultimately taking the form of a love song as it would be sung in hell. In the almost hypnotic cycles of music, the audience may sometimes end up looking past the demonic and awkward character of the composition and allow themselves to be carried away. Just as it could happen with love.
‘Me Quitte’ (2019) by Niels Rønsholdt, performances in Brazil
Originally envisaged as an intimate chamber-setup, this 2013 piece has already been restaged in 2014 as a larger symphonic performance in collaboration with The Danish National Chamber Orchestra, then again in 2019 at SESC São Paulo and Festival Música Estranha.
TICKETS: Find more info at Halland Opera & Vocal Festival website.