Soliloquy. Photo by Pia Johnson
Soliloquy. Photo by Pia Johnson
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  • event type:Classical:NEXT 21 Project Pitch
  • date:29 Sep 2021
  • time:14:00 - 15:15 CEST
  • city/area:Rotterdam
  • venue:De Doelen
  • country:Netherlands
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts


Presented by Martel Ollerenshaw (UK)

Soliloquy is a radical re-invention of a solo recital. It subverts the hierarchy of traditional concert presentation by inviting 40 untrained participants to share a stage with a virtuoso musician and dancer.

In a time in history where we need to reimagine our relationship to the past, Soliloquy emerges from listening. It embeds a chorus of 40 participants in the performance of Telemann’s 12 Fantasias for Solo Flute. The participants rehearse only on the afternoon of the show. Given simple directions, they become a living part of the music, creating a music-dance ritual.