On the edge of the sky

“Tone”:  an abstract and poetic flowering of the initial creative process that contains the profoundly serious and existential themes inherent in Split. That breathing space where we can reflect and generate musical expression. I feel great apprehension and reluctance to begin working with “Born of Rape” – a central text of our work. I find my self again dealing with impossible life situations and unsolvable dilemmas. Trying to find a path to art music – hearing in Tone the deep sadness you feel in your body when it is not possible to fix the problems. Walking hand in hand with Zoë on the “edge of creation” – having her exceptionally beautiful and sensitive voice –  able to bring hope and comfort – as the medium.
We need to bring our audience home, feed them with soup, good bread and a little whisky… and talk about  adventures on the seven seas. After all, there is a sailor present…
by Line Tjørnhøj, composer


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~ by splittheopera on 18/02/2011.

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