Austerlitz – For 6 Musicians and Actor
Over at Entartete Musik, Gavin Plumly is reporting on a new work of musical theater based upon W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz. The work, by Jérôme Combier and Pierre Nouvel, will be performed by the Brussels-based musicians Ensemble Ictus and a single actor, the Belgian Johan Leysen, and will premiere at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence on July 19 and 20, 2011. Subtitled Eine Kindheitsreise – Un voyage d’enfance, it will also include projections of some sort. There is further information about the concept of the opera at the Ictus website. For a few days last August, Combier and Nouvel also kept a blog as they traveled and researched for the opera. Scroll down the blog a bit and on the left side there is an audio clip of a solo violin piece composed by Combier called Noir-Gris.