"The unchanging Sea" by Michael Gordon, performed by Rotterdams Philharmonisch orchestra and pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama lead by conductor Bas Wiegers.
The extensive orchestra fills the stage. A great Steinbeck shines in the middle. The strings glow warm between all the matt black. The shoes are polished and shimmer while counting the beat.
In the background the silent black and white movie of D.W. Griffith tells us the ever relevant story of the sea. Of wild, longing, mysterious, dangerous, ill fated forces. The burns of damaged film add an extra layer to the drama where women are hunted or left helpless but men don't have a fortunate fate either as they are washed ashore at the ladies feet.
The combination of the silver screen and the complete orchestra is already a whole experience but then she appears. Tomoko Mukaiyama. The femme fatale in her vermillion silk dress flows onto the stage, kicking of her shoes and playing sounds and rhythms, reproducing and telling us the integral tale of the sea.
Take a look at the video The Fox Is Mine made of this performance.Terug