Thom Luz & Ensemble — “Das irdische Leben” (The Earthly Life)

Gare du Nord
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“Strange! When I listen to this music, I hear very specific answers to all my questions. What kind of world is this that emits such strange sounds and figures as a reflection...” Gustav Mahler noted in a letter to his wife Alma in 1903.
Thom Luz and Ensemble devote themselves to these strange sounds and figures for this season’s opening production of the Gare du Nord and set up a musical Mahler hall full of polyphonic absences with sounding heating radiators, lost pianos, exhausted androids, and invisible string instruments. Because: “Time no longer has a destination—it is no longer human voices, but lonely planets and suns that circle around me.”


Gare du Nord
Schwarzwaldallee 200
4058 Basel

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