Anthracite Fields: Koorbiënnale 2017
Cappella Amsterdam & Bang on a Can All-Stars
Dutch première of groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize awarded work
Amsterdam and the prestigious American composer collective Bang on a Can
All-Stars present the Dutch première of the widely praised epic Anthracite Fields. Composer
Julia Wolfe received a Pulitzer Prize in 2015 for this groundbreaking vocal work.Anthracite
Fields is about the loss of
the once flourishing mining industry in Pennsylvania. Julia Wolfe, who
originates from this area, created a kind of ‘Requiem of the people’ with Anthracite Fields, in
which she processed, amongst others, interviews with former miners, local
stories and songs from the region into an impressive and topical composition.
work is performed while showing images from American filmmaker and designer Jeff
Sugg who captured the bankrupt mining industry in his recordings.
to the concert includes an interview with Julia Wolfe from 14.00 to 14.30hrs.
Bang on a Can All-Stars
& Cappella Amsterdam conducted by Daniel Reuss
Suff, visual projections
with Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam