Events | Natalia Pschenitschnikova „Requiem for a flower“ and „Tree Prayer"

Sunday, August 8, 2021, 5:00 pm  |  Schlosspark Wiepersdorf (in case of bad weather in the Bauernstube)

"Requiem for a flower" and "Tree Prayer" (2021)

Flowers are the thoughts of love of the Nature.
Bettina von Arnim

"Requiem for a flower", developed during the residency at Wiepersdorf Castle, is a musical performance with objects in which performative processes exert strong influences on the sound level. The piece was created against the background of the "Red List" of endangered plants in Russia (List of the vascular plants in the Red Data Book of Russia) and the poem "Flowers" by Bettina von Arnim. The performance can be described as a mobile installation in which the performer becomes both a flower and its viewer. “Tree Prayer" is also a piece that was conceived and developed in Wiepersdorf. It works with objects, voice and live electronics.

 Both pieces are site-specific, written for a specific location in the park of Wiepersdorf Castle, but can also be performed indoors in case of bad weather. The performance lasts about 35 minutes without intermission.

The two Wiepersdorf pieces - like the earlier "Birds Conversations," dedicated to extinct birds - are part of a series of works inspired by and dedicated to nature.

Natalia Pschenitschnikova is currently a scholarship holder of the Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf.

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