Juliet Fraser | Sopran
Ensemble Musikfabrik
Enno Poppe | Dirigent

Rebecca Saunders
Yes (2017)
eine Raumperformance für Sopran, 19 Solisten und Dirigenten
Text aus dem letzten Kapitel von Ulysses "Molly Bloom" von James Joyce

No intermission | Estimated end at 19:15

Supported by Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen


A free-floating, high-octane stream of thoughts and language between waking and sleep – how can music react to Molly Bloom’s famous monologue, the final chapter of James Joyce’s »Ulysses«? Rebecca Saunders’ spatial performance »Yes« is certainly not a conventional »setting«, in which the soprano would embody Molly, accompanied by the instrumentalists. Many of the ensemble members, who are spread around the space, also speak or whisper fragments of the text, sometimes clearly audible, sometimes blurring into the overall sound. It almost seems as if all the performers, and the audience with them, are at the centre of cross-firing neurons, i.e. inside the protagonist’s head, surrounded by all her feelings, memories, wishes and reflections. A stream of consciousness and sound to lose oneself in…