Living room concert

De Profundis

Daan Vandewalle

Since the 1960s, the work of the American composer Frederic Rzewski has enraptured many music lovers. Rzewski is known for joining together different genres, which results in a unique and sofisticated repertoire. With De Profundis, based on Oscar Wilde’s philosophical testament, in 1992 he created a brand new genre: the speaking pianist. It puts traditional piano virtuosity in service of literature.

Internationally acclaimed pianist Daan Vandewalle departs from Wilde’s text, which was edited into a theatre script. Following the philosophy of Rzewski, he articulates the lines and plays the piano. Vandewalle also performs Songs of Insurrection, a collection of renowded Rzewski-edited protest songs.
He finishes with a fragment of The Road, written by Rzewski in protest against the Second Gulf War.

tickets

Fri 28-07-17
15:00
55'
€ 10
Sat 29-07-17
15:00
55'
€ 10
Sun 30-07-17
15:00
55'
€ 10