Fake news and alternative facts – composer Jan-Peter de Graaff is fascinated by the tension between truth and deception. His theatrical song cycle Parallax shows how a woman gets sucked into a conspiracy theory: to prove that the earth is flat she launches herself inside a rocket. Soprano Katrien Baerts is the soloist in this highly topical piece.
Jan-Peter de Graaff: “In Parallax, someone gives a Ted-Talk-ish presentation in which she tries to take the audience along into believing that the earth is flat.” Read the entire interview here.
Listen to V. Stunted Earth Proved from Parallax on Soundcloud here.
Toon Ferret, flute
Julien Hervé, clarinet
Thomas Dieltjens, piano
Wibert Aerts, violin
Martijn Vink, cello