ascolta | Staged Night
Ensemble ascolta, Simon Steen-Andersen, composer
European art and music history is ripe with nighttime scenes, with nocturnes and notturni. Simon Steen-Andersen’s Night. Staged Music plays with famous pieces of night music by Bach, Chopin, Schumann, Mozart and Ravel. Steen-Andersen approaches these pieces as a stage director would but uses musical means – he updates them for modern audiences and reinterprets these works for the expectations and experiences of the substantially changed and reoriented world of today.