A Space Never Entered: Arvo Pärt and Robert Wilson's ADAM'S PASSION

I think it was in the early eighties that I first heard the music of Arvo Pärt. I was immediately drawn to it. I realized that it was something very special that created a certain mental space which I had never known before. A space I had never entered that allowed for tremendous freedom.

 Arvo Pärt and Robert Wilson  (Photograph © Julian Mommert)

Arvo Pärt and Robert Wilson  (Photograph © Julian Mommert)

Our first collaboration, Adam's Passion, opens this Tuesday in a spectacular industrial space in the harbor of Tallinn, Estonia. Adam’s Passion is something we hear and see. I construct a kind of environment or space, that hopefully helps the public hear the music better. It is a work that we want to reflect on, and leaving the theatre it is something we continue to think about. It is important that what I do as a director or designer, stays open ended. I set up a space that can suggest ideas, but does not imply or insist that other people think what I think.