- Adrien Perruchon conductor
This concert took place in the concert hall without a live audience: you can (re)watch the livestream until 20 February. All ticketing proceeds go to Natuurpunt.
Claude Debussy was an unparalleled master of the suggestion. With La mer, he gave us an exact portrait of the sea, using broad brushstrokes to evoke it: fleeting, drifting – clouds, water and wind, a blur or a swirl. You can almost taste the salt on your lips, feel the brooding storm through the suggestive drumroll or single drumbeat in the timpani.
Dance films with live orchestra
The musical colours of Debussy inspired Thierry De Mey in several dance films with live orchestra. In Prélude à la mer, he contrasts the choreography of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker with the hard reality of a catastrophe: the vanishing of the Aral Sea. Specially for this concert, De Mey will create a brand new film to accompany La mer.