With his installations, theatre maker and visual artist Kris Verdonck explores what a world without humans would look like. Or, in the case of BRASS, an orchestra without musicians. BRASS is a set-up for three sousaphones that appear to be playing all by themselves. You hear compositions by Erik Satie, who is sometimes called the composer of revolutionary simplicity, and fragments from the Japanese animated film Ghost in the Shell. The rotating movements intermittently cause the tones to come together, to then diverge again. But while this orchestra may be completely devoid of humans, it does have human characteristics. There’s breathing, blowing, rehearsing and warming up.
Concept: Kris Verdonck Dramaturge: Kristof Van Baarle Technial coordination: Jan Van Gijsel Sound: Elise Boënnec Musician: Stijn Aertgeerts Production: A Two Dogs Company Coproductone: Kaaitheater (BE), Festival de Keuze (NL) With support from: de Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie