ACTRESS X STOCKHAUSEN: WELT-PARLAMENT

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Muziekgebouw – Manchester 

The British Actress (alias of Darren Cunningham) has been acclaimed all over the world for his progressive, experimental techno. The Holland Festival has commissioned him to write a new composition for voice, artificial intelligence and electronics, inspired by Stockhausen’s WELT-PARLAMENT (1995), which is also being performed as part of aus LICHT. The Nederlands Kamerkoor is performing both the original in aus LICHT and this 21st-century version. Stockhausen’s ‘world parliament’ assembled in a dome on a skyscraper; this time (real) politicians are in the cloud, discussing love. Their voices are the network which Cunningham and the ‘AI sprite’ Young Paint are going to manipulate live.