Sunday, March 3, 2013
Three Tales, video opera, Beryl Korot, Steve Reich and Ensemble Modern
Go forth multiply, fill the Earth, subdue it, vandalize the Garden of Eden, then abolish man
runs the narrative of advanced human civilization
Three Tales is a video-opera in three acts (titled Hindenburg, Bikini and Dolly) in creative collaboration between Beryl Korot (Video) and Steve Reich (Music) and Ensemble Modern in the Konzerthaus Berlin
integral accidents of our accelerated modernity. Techne not poiesis is the driving force of our progress. A hasty and aimless Can Do culture with no time or will to reflect on the desirability of their actions. Drifting from catastrophe to catastrophe. Man running amok in the anthropocene.