Estonian Arvo Pärt is one of the three most performed contemporary composers worldwide. His music has been described as contemplative, sacred, and timeless. “Time for us is the time of our own lives. It is temporary. What is timeless is the time of eternal life. Like the sun, we cannot look at these two directly, but my intuition tells me that the human soul is connected to both of them—time and eternity,” says Pärt. Much like Robert Wilson’s own universe, where time and space are the basic architecture of everything, it is as if these two artists have been waiting to collaborate with one another! ADAM’S PASSION will be a journey into the worlds of sound, light, visual art and performance. It will celebrate Arvo Pärt’s 80th birthday—all in a spectacular venue, the Noblessner Foundry, a vast, old industrial building by Tallinn’s harbor.
ADAM’S PASSION by Arvo Pärt and Robert Wilson
Tonu Kaljuste (musical direction); Tilman Hecker (co-direction); Serge von Arx (co-set design); Carlos Soto (costumes); AJ Weissbard (co-light design); Konrad Kuhn (dramaturgy); performed by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Lucinda Childs, Michael Theophanous and Ensemble.
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