Bergen International Festival 2016 - Page 82

082 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2016 FR I CT I ON F RICT ION B E RG E N IN T E RN AT ION A L F E ST IVA L 2 01 6 08 3 Powaqqatsi – Life in Transformation Opening show mf European premiere G RIE G H A L L E N G RIE G SA L E N DAT E / T IME Wednesday 25 May at 18:45 Thursday 26 May at 19:30 DU RAT ION 1:50 OT H E R A Conversation with Philip Glass Friday 27 May at 16:30 at Litteraturhuset. See page 99 Consert with Philip Glass Ensemble (1969–1983) Friday 27 May at 21:00 See page 85 T IC K E T Standard: 200–700 Under 30: 150 Festival Card: 30 % discount A cult film with a full orchestra and Philip Glass on stage. The Bergen International Festival opens with the second part of the film trilogy by Godfrey Reggio and Philip Glass, which is based on the Hopi word for life – Qatsi. The legendary composer Philip Glass appears in collaboration with his own ensemble and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Powaqqatsi designates something which drains the life force from other individuals for its own survival. This cult film from 1988 describes how developing nations are exploited by rich countries. Powerful and beautiful depictions of work and tradition in African, Latin American and Asian societies contrast with portrayals of reality in western cities. The film collage is accompanied by Philip Glass’s rhythmical and characteristic music, inspired by diverse musical cultures. Powaqqatsi by Philip Glass (1937–) Michael Riesman conductor Philip Glass Ensemble Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra Bergen Boys’ Choir Bergen Girls’ Choir Håkon Matti Skrede chorus master Powaqqatsi (1988) Godfrey Reggio direction Philip Glass music Supported by Rika AS v/Yvonne and Bjarne Rieber S ۜ