LOD / Josse De Pauw & Frederik Neyrinck
Fri 11 Mar - Tue 27 Feb
11 Mar
27 Feb


“Tell me what makes this life worth living”, that's how Wim Kayzer started his conversations with artists, scientists and philosophers in his television series Van de schoonheid en de troost. After revisiting the series from 2000, Josse De Pauw knew: "I want to do something with this". De Pauw brings the stream of thoughts of Jane Goodall, George Steiner, J.M. Coetzee, Karel Appel and Edward Witten into a remarkable concert with spoken word. Sometimes hesitant and stumbling, sometimes spontaneous and determined. LOD-composer Frederik Neyrinck provides these five different voices with a singular composition. Rhapsody is a whimsical performance, an ode to thinking, doubt and not knowing, because you don't always have to understand everything to feel that it's about something important.

Rhapsody marks Josse De Pauw's seventieth birthday and his fifty-year career on stage.


concept & performance Josse De Pauw composition Frederik Neyrinck excerpts from the interviews with Jane Goodall, George Steiner, John M. Coetzee, Karel Appel, Edward Witten from Van de schoonheid en de troost by Wim Kayzer musical execution Asko|Schönberg clarinet & bass clarinet Anna voor de Wind trombone Koen Kaptijn percussion Joey Marijs violin Jellantsje de Vries cello Sebastiaan van Halsema scenography Anne Marcq with images from the LOMO archive by Max Pinckers light design Luc Schaltin light Pino Etz  sound Brecht Beuselinck video design Wim Piqueur  French traduction Anne Vanderschueren production manager Liesbet Termont production LOD muziektheater coproduction Asko|Schönberg, Klarafestival / KVS, Concertgebouw Brugge, Le Manège Maubeuge with thanks to Jannes Dierynck, Victor Hidalgo, Bart Mommerency, the theater studio of The National Theater and the painting studios of De Munt / La Monnaie, Brussels with the support of the tax shelter measure by the Belgian federal government tax shelter partner Flanders Tax Shelter 

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