based on M. Maeterlinck "The Blind"
for classical orchestra op. 30, 2019
Twelve blind people - some of them old men - sit in the dead of night in a dark forest that is completely foreign to them. They wait in tense silence for the return of their sighted companion, who should lead them back home. Until they suddenly find that their supervisor is dead among them...[i]
[i] (vgl. Maeterlinck, M.; Die frühen Stücke, Bd. 1, Edition text+kritik, Richard Boorberg Verlag, 2000, S.109ff)
About the performance:
The stage and the auditorium are completely dark. A curtain divides the stage in half. The musicians play behind the curtain, the front part remains empty and dark.