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Trinity

April 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm

€20

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J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist in charge of the Manhattan Project, code-named the very first atomic weapon detonation “Trinity”, after the poem by early 17th century poet and cleric John Donne. Coincidentally the U.S. Army was using the same frequency as the nearby Voice of America radio station. During the countdown for the detonation, the radio broadcast encroached on the countdown, and this with Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings.

To commemorate this horrific event in world history, and draw attention to the ever present nuclear threat, Boho Strings will present a unique program built around Tchaikovsky’s beloved Serenade. Art songs and arias, sung by Australian mezzo Allegra Giagu, will interpolate each movement of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade. These songs will offer a window into the fear, helplessness and resignation felt by ordinary people towards this nuclear Damocles’ sword. Video artist Geert Lenssens has created a haunting video montage, which will accompany the music.

Organizer

De Bijloke
Phone:
+32 9 323 61 00
Website:
www.debijloke.be

Venue

De Bijloke
Kluyskensstraat 2
Gent, 9000 Belgium
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Phone:
+32 9 269 92 92
Website:
www.debijloke.be