Solo musicians from Amsterdam Sinfonietta perform the Dutch première of Van der Aa’s interactive music theatre work for string quartet, actor and film.
In The Book of Water, based on Max Frisch’s novella Man in the Holocene, the rain falls continuously. The protagonist Geiser becomes increasingly isolated from the outside world as a result of the incessant rain and floods. Not only do his surroundings crumble away as a result of the torrential rain that ravages the landscape; Geiser’s memory also erodes.
In Van der Aa’s new music theatre production for actor, string quartet and film, the characters in the video projections react to the physically present actor and musicians and vice versa, resulting in an interactive experience involving the mise en scène on the stage.