6th September 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Redundant as eyelids in absence of light. is the libretto for a five-dimensional dystopian opera set in a society in which all forms of language and interpersonal communication have been mitigated or eliminated. It will be realised in various formats: as concert, as an exhibition at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen (until 16 September) and finally as a publication. The libretto was translated from English to Greek to an endangered Greek whistled language, then transcribed to musical notation, forming the basis of a composition to be played on the organ of St.Gallen’s Linsebühl church by Swedish organist Hampus Lindwall. Each of the six songs of the libretto represents the desperate attempts of the protagonists to relearn various forms of communication.
VENUE: Linsebühl church, Flurhofstr. 1, St.Gallen
DURATION: 53 minutes
Hampus Lindwall, Organist
Studio for Propositional Cinema, Librettist
Panagiotis Tzanavaris, Translator
Giovanni Carmine, Curator
1. Τραγούδι του ρακοσυλλέκτη (Rag-picking Song)
2. Τραγούδι του οπτομέτρη (Lens-grinding Song)
3. Τραγούδι του ηχοσυλλέκτη (Sound-collecting Song)
4. Τραγούδι του χορού (Dancing Song)
5. Τραγούδι της απογραφής (Transcribing Song)
6. Τραγούδι της εκτροφής περιστεριών (Pigeon-breeding Song)
The concert takes place in the context of the exhibition «SCENOGRAPHY: Redundant as eyelids in absence of light.» by Studio for Propositional Cinema.