Thursday, 24th of September 2020
Doors open at 7.30pm
Performance at 8pm / 9pm
Below the Sun
Song Book, Below the Sun by Kirsten Palz
On Christmas Day 1968, the Apollo 17 mission delivered a complete photographic image of the Earth, which went down in history as the "Blue Marble". The visual depiction showed a fragile, glassy-looking object and its implication was responsible for a growing ecological awareness in the decades that followed.
However, more than 50 years later, human impact on the planet through consumerism and environmental destruction has brought the world's ecology onto the verge of destruction.
‘Below the Sun’ was written against the backdrop of the rising global temperature. It’s a song about the sun as the most powerful energy resource in our solar-system. Further more, the sun with its voluminous burning mass, was central for ancient mythology and modern science alike.
The premier of the score, ‘Below the Sun’ was accompanied by a sound and media installation at Changing Room. The computer animated imageries of burning gasses depict the processing and properties of atomic transformation. The sun’s circular sphere breaks as the gasses moves.