CERN Library and Collide@CERN present Composer Arnoud Noordegraaf and Writer Adrian Hornsby
Discover how one of Europe’s most exciting young composers works with a writer to create contemporary operas. Dutch composer Arnoud Noordegraaf and writer and librettist Adrian Hornsby will describe their work together creating multi-media operas.
Work such as A.M - a love story about sound is based on a story by the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami and featured at the Holland Festival. You can see a short extract here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfgs-9hzWzY
Arnoud Noordegraaf and Adrian Hornsby received an Honorary Mention in the Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN 2011. They are at CERN for 3 days doing research for creating the opera they proposed in the Collide@CERN open competition an opera for soprano, actor, digital film media, and 3D sound sphere. It is about a physicist who is receiving treatment for his cancer by the very particles he has been investigating as a physicist.
In their own words: “The pure physics of particles is itself so richly suggestive and dramatic and beautiful that we wanted to use art to express it. In essence, we wanted to make available to an audience the poetry of particles as they sing themselves.”
See http://www.inexcelsisvideo.net/Arnoud_Noordegraaf/Arnoud___home.html and http://www.adrianhornsby.com/
Tea/coffee will be served at 15:45