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by HERMESensemble and Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

19:15 - 19:45 Introduction by Kevin Voets (at the Blauwe Foyer)
20:00 - 22:00 Concert 'BIOSPHERE' (at the Blauwe Zaal)

As an ultimate audiovisual conclusion of the afternoon symposium ‘Welcome to the Desert of the Real’, the Royal Academy and the Royal Conservatoire (bringing together students, teachers and researchers in visual arts, film, music, dance and performing arts) invite you to ‘BIOSPHERE’, a multidisciplinary evening on one of the most urgent topics our Earth deals with today.
The adventurous conductor Ed Spanjaard, connoisseur and champion of the contemporary repertoire, unites the soloists of the HERMESensemble with emerging talent from the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp. In the background there are powerful images from visual artists including Fernand Léger, Man Ray and Bill Viola. You can expect a unique audio-visual spectacle about how the avant-garde of a hundred years ago predicted the ecological themes of the 21st century.


(image: Bill Viola, Déserts, 1994, 27`15``  - detail / © The Artist and Collection Video-Forum of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein)