Goat Song (2017), photo by Roel van Berckelaer. Performed by Mees Borgman.
It is time to focus on new work. And it's time to investigate new ways of creating work.
The upcoming project witchmacbethforest was scheduled to premiere in November 2021. However, due to the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, things will work out differently: in the fall of 2021, I will curate a series of readings of my adaptations of Shakespeare's play, in collaboration with a select few theatres. I'm very excited to be able to do this, and hope to make the readings (with sketches of the new sound design) available as an audiostream/podcast.
More details on the further development on the work will follow, and the premiere will happen sometime in 2022/23. I'm very excited to 'return' to Shakespeare five years after Hamlet and to build on the theme's of Zwarte Lente: the relationship between human beings and our planet is to me the most urgent issue of our time.
In the meantime, I'm also developing brand new work with Mees Borgman, investigating human-stone relations and the possibility of collaborating with non-human artists: STONEwork is set to premiere in the fall of 2022.
Together with Irish composer Seán ó Dálaigh I am working on Talamh, an an ambitious site-specific performance for the island Blasket (An Bhlascaod Mór) off the southwest coast of Ireland. More details to come soon! Hints: a five-day un-opera happening weaving art, landscape and history together..
Hope to see you all soon!