At the age of 34, Quebec composer Claude Vivier was murdered by a man he picked up in a Parisian bar. On his desk, an unfinished piece of music appeared to foretell his own death.
The man and myth are inseparable from Vivier’s music, driven by a dangerous life lived at the very extremes of human experience. From there, he brought back a vision of the pure sound and light of eternity.
In this immersive spectacle for 10 singers, actor, keyboards, and percussion, Vivier invites performers and audience to become “celebrants” in a transformative ritual journey through life, death, and beyond. Experience this critically acclaimed reprise before it tours to Europe
“Musik für das Ende is dramatically potent…a rare opportuntity to encounter the theatricality of Vivier’s vision, it’s seductive showmanship.” – The New York Times
Chris Abraham, director
Zack Russell, playwright
Judith Bowden, set and costume design
Kimberly Purtell, lighting design
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