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The Raven

The Raven

Monodrama for mezzo-soprano and 12 players

based on "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe


  • Instrumentation: mezzo-soprano and 12 players
  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English

 
Description
When I read The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, it reminded me of the Japanese Noh play. A view of the world in the Noh is not anthropocentric. Some of the main characters in the Noh are animals and plants, and some are unearthly spirits. Poe describes the process of the collapse of the modern rational world, as a consequence of an invasion of the world by a weird animal ‘raven’ which lives in the other world. I considered this poem as a story of Noh and expressed it in the form of monodrama with mezzo-soprano and ensemble. Toshio Hosokawa
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the United Instruments of Lucilin (Luxembourg)
Performance duration: 45'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Co. Ltd., Tokyo
Uraufführung : 17. März 2012 Bruxelles, La Raffinerie (B) Ars Musica 2012 · Charlotte Hellekant, mezzo-soprano · Dirigent: Toshio Hosokawa · United Instruments of Lucilin
Year of composition: 2011-2012
instrumentation: afl(pic.fl.bfl).bcl(cl).tsax(asax)-tpt.tbn-perc(vib, 3tri, cym.ant, tam-t, 4bng, b.d, 4Jap.wind bells[Furin], 4rins on timp, whip)-pno-str(1.1.1.1.1)
Performances
Conductor: Peter Rundel
2020-09-02 | Bern (Switzerland), Grosse Halle — 19:00
Conductor: Ivan Buffa
Orchestra: Quasars Ensemble
2019-12-04 | Wien (Austria), Reaktor — 19:00
Conductor: Ivan Buffa
Orchestra: Quasars Ensemble
2019-12-03 | Bratislava (Slovakia), Moyezes Hall — 19:00
Conductor: Gregory Oh
2019-01-17 | Toronto (Canada), Walter Hall — 19:30
Conductor: Jonathan Kaell
Orchestra: United Instruments of Lucilin
2017-12-10 | Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Théâtre National — 17:00
Conductor: Jonathan Kaell
Orchestra: United Instruments of Lucilin
2017-12-07 | Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Théâtre National — 20:00 | First Night
Conductor: Natalia Salinas
2017-08-21 | Buenos Aires (Argentine), Teatro Colón
Conductor: Johannes Witt
2017-07-06 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater, Werkstattbühne
Conductor: Johannes Witt
2017-07-04 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater, Werkstattbühne
Conductor: Johannes Witt
2017-07-02 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater, Werkstattbühne
Conductor: Johannes Witt
2017-06-30 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater, Werkstattbühne
Conductor: Hannes Krämer
2017-06-28 | Coburg (Germany), Landestheater — 19:30
Conductor: Johannes Witt
2017-06-23 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater, Werkstattbühne
Conductor: Hannes Krämer
2017-06-22 | Coburg (Germany), Landestheater — 19:30
Conductor: Johannes Witt
2017-06-18 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater, Werkstattbühne | First Night
Conductor: Natalia Salinas
2017-05-20 | Buenos Aires (Argentine), Teatro Colón
Conductor: Natalia Salinas
2017-05-20 | Buenos Aires (Argentine), Teatro Colón
Conductor: Hannes Krämer
2017-05-20 | Coburg (Germany), Landestheater — 19:30
Conductor: Natalia Salinas
2017-05-19 | Buenos Aires (Argentine), Teatro Colón
Conductor: Natalia Salinas
2017-05-18 | Buenos Aires (Argentine), Teatro Colón | national Premiere
Conductor: Hannes Krämer
2017-05-13 | Coburg (Germany), Landestheater — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Yoichi Sugiyama
Orchestra: Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento
2017-03-05 | Bolzano (Italy), Teatro Comunale
Conductor: Yoichi Sugiyama
Orchestra: Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento
2017-03-03 | Bolzano (Italy), Teatro Comunale | national Premiere
Conductor: Ivan Buffa
Orchestra: Quasars Ensemble
2016-10-12 | Olomouc (Czech Republic), Art Centre of Palacký University — 19:00
Conductor: Eric Jacobsen
2016-09-08 | Charlottesville, VA (United States of America), Paramount Theatre
Conductor: Tito Ceccherini
Orchestra: Ensemble Risognanze
2016-07-18 | Erl (Austria), Festspielhaus — 20:00
Conductor: Ivan Buffa
Orchestra: Quasars Ensemble
2015-11-11 | Bratislava (Slovakia), Štúdio SND — 19:00 | national Premiere
Orchestra: Southwest Chamber Music
2015-07-09 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), Los Angeles International New Music Festival at REDCAT in Walt Disney Concert Hall
Orchestra: SONAR new music ensemble
2015-05-10 | Baltimore (United States of America), Theatre Project
Orchestra: SONAR new music ensemble
2015-05-08 | Baltimore (United States of America), Theatre Project
Orchestra: Johns Hopkins University
2015-02-14 | Baltimore, MD (United States of America), Leith Symington Griswold Hall, Peaboddy Conservatory
Conductor: Diego Masson
Orchestra: Ensemble of the National Opera Orchestra
2015-02-13 | Helsinki (Finland), Kansallisooppera
Conductor: Diego Masson
Orchestra: Ensemble of the National Opera Orchestra
2015-02-10 | Helsinki (Finland), Kansallisooppera | national Premiere
Conductor: Kentaro Kawase
Orchestra: United Instruments of Lucilin
2014-10-30 | Hiroshima (Japan), Aster Plaza
Conductor: Kentaro Kawase
Orchestra: United Instruments of Lucilin
2014-10-27 | Tokyo (Japan), Tsuda Hall | national Premiere
Conductor: Neal Goren
2014-05-31 | New York, NY (United States of America), Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College — 20:00
Conductor: Neal Goren
2014-05-30 | New York, NY (United States of America), Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College — 20:00
Conductor: Neal Goren
2014-05-28 | New York, NY (United States of America), Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: David Reiland
Orchestra: Ensemble LUCILIN
2014-02-10 | Paris (France), Theatre des Bouffes du Nord Paris | national Premiere
Conductor: Pierre-Alain Monot
Orchestra: Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain
2013-11-28 | La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland), Musée des beaux arts — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Kentaro Kawase
Orchestra: United Instruments of Lucilin
2012-10-25 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Muziekgebouw aan \'t IJ | national Premiere
Conductor: David Reiland
Orchestra: United Instruments of Lucilin
2012-06-27 | Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Grand Théâtre | national Premiere
Conductor: Toshio Hosokawa
Orchestra: United Instruments of Lucilin
2012-03-17 | Bruxelles (Belgium), La Raffinerie | World Premiere
Audio Stream
When I read The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, it reminded me of the Japanese Noh play. A view of the world in the Noh is not anthropocentric. Some of the main characters in the Noh are animals and plants, and some are unearthly spirits. Poe describes the process of the collapse of the modern rational world, as a consequence of an invasion of the world by a weird animal ‘raven’ which lives in the other world. I considered this poem as a story of Noh and expressed it in the form of monodrama with mezzo-soprano and ensemble. Toshio Hosokawa
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the United Instruments of Lucilin (Luxembourg)
Performance duration: 45'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Co. Ltd., Tokyo
Uraufführung : 17. März 2012 Bruxelles, La Raffinerie (B) Ars Musica 2012 · Charlotte Hellekant, mezzo-soprano · Dirigent: Toshio Hosokawa · United Instruments of Lucilin
Year of composition: 2011-2012
instrumentation: afl(pic.fl.bfl).bcl(cl).tsax(asax)-tpt.tbn-perc(vib, 3tri, cym.ant, tam-t, 4bng, b.d, 4Jap.wind bells[Furin], 4rins on timp, whip)-pno-str(1.1.1.1.1)
Conductor: Peter Rundel
2020-09-02 | Bern (Switzerland), Grosse Halle — 19:00
Conductor: Ivan Buffa
Orchestra: Quasars Ensemble
2019-12-04 | Wien (Austria), Reaktor — 19:00
Conductor: Ivan Buffa
Orchestra: Quasars Ensemble
2019-12-03 | Bratislava (Slovakia), Moyezes Hall — 19:00
Conductor: Gregory Oh
2019-01-17 | Toronto (Canada), Walter Hall — 19:30
Conductor: Jonathan Kaell
Orchestra: United Instruments of Lucilin
2017-12-10 | Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Théâtre National — 17:00
Conductor: Jonathan Kaell
Orchestra: United Instruments of Lucilin
2017-12-07 | Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Théâtre National — 20:00 | First Night
Conductor: Natalia Salinas
2017-08-21 | Buenos Aires (Argentine), Teatro Colón
Conductor: Johannes Witt
2017-07-06 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater, Werkstattbühne
Conductor: Johannes Witt
2017-07-04 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater, Werkstattbühne
Conductor: Johannes Witt
2017-07-02 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater, Werkstattbühne
Conductor: Johannes Witt
2017-06-30 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater, Werkstattbühne
Conductor: Hannes Krämer
2017-06-28 | Coburg (Germany), Landestheater — 19:30
Conductor: Johannes Witt
2017-06-23 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater, Werkstattbühne
Conductor: Hannes Krämer
2017-06-22 | Coburg (Germany), Landestheater — 19:30
Conductor: Johannes Witt
2017-06-18 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater, Werkstattbühne | First Night
Conductor: Natalia Salinas
2017-05-20 | Buenos Aires (Argentine), Teatro Colón
Conductor: Natalia Salinas
2017-05-20 | Buenos Aires (Argentine), Teatro Colón
Conductor: Hannes Krämer
2017-05-20 | Coburg (Germany), Landestheater — 19:30
Conductor: Natalia Salinas
2017-05-19 | Buenos Aires (Argentine), Teatro Colón
Conductor: Natalia Salinas
2017-05-18 | Buenos Aires (Argentine), Teatro Colón | national Premiere
Conductor: Hannes Krämer
2017-05-13 | Coburg (Germany), Landestheater — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Yoichi Sugiyama
Orchestra: Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento
2017-03-05 | Bolzano (Italy), Teatro Comunale
Conductor: Yoichi Sugiyama
Orchestra: Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento
2017-03-03 | Bolzano (Italy), Teatro Comunale | national Premiere
Conductor: Ivan Buffa
Orchestra: Quasars Ensemble
2016-10-12 | Olomouc (Czech Republic), Art Centre of Palacký University — 19:00
Conductor: Eric Jacobsen
2016-09-08 | Charlottesville, VA (United States of America), Paramount Theatre
Conductor: Tito Ceccherini
Orchestra: Ensemble Risognanze
2016-07-18 | Erl (Austria), Festspielhaus — 20:00
Conductor: Ivan Buffa
Orchestra: Quasars Ensemble
2015-11-11 | Bratislava (Slovakia), Štúdio SND — 19:00 | national Premiere
Orchestra: Southwest Chamber Music
2015-07-09 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), Los Angeles International New Music Festival at REDCAT in Walt Disney Concert Hall
Orchestra: SONAR new music ensemble
2015-05-10 | Baltimore (United States of America), Theatre Project
Orchestra: SONAR new music ensemble
2015-05-08 | Baltimore (United States of America), Theatre Project
Orchestra: Johns Hopkins University
2015-02-14 | Baltimore, MD (United States of America), Leith Symington Griswold Hall, Peaboddy Conservatory
Conductor: Diego Masson
Orchestra: Ensemble of the National Opera Orchestra
2015-02-13 | Helsinki (Finland), Kansallisooppera
Conductor: Diego Masson
Orchestra: Ensemble of the National Opera Orchestra
2015-02-10 | Helsinki (Finland), Kansallisooppera | national Premiere
Conductor: Kentaro Kawase
Orchestra: United Instruments of Lucilin
2014-10-30 | Hiroshima (Japan), Aster Plaza
Conductor: Kentaro Kawase
Orchestra: United Instruments of Lucilin
2014-10-27 | Tokyo (Japan), Tsuda Hall | national Premiere
Conductor: Neal Goren
2014-05-31 | New York, NY (United States of America), Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College — 20:00
Conductor: Neal Goren
2014-05-30 | New York, NY (United States of America), Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College — 20:00
Conductor: Neal Goren
2014-05-28 | New York, NY (United States of America), Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: David Reiland
Orchestra: Ensemble LUCILIN
2014-02-10 | Paris (France), Theatre des Bouffes du Nord Paris | national Premiere
Conductor: Pierre-Alain Monot
Orchestra: Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain
2013-11-28 | La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland), Musée des beaux arts — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Kentaro Kawase
Orchestra: United Instruments of Lucilin
2012-10-25 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Muziekgebouw aan \'t IJ | national Premiere
Conductor: David Reiland
Orchestra: United Instruments of Lucilin
2012-06-27 | Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Grand Théâtre | national Premiere
Conductor: Toshio Hosokawa
Orchestra: United Instruments of Lucilin
2012-03-17 | Bruxelles (Belgium), La Raffinerie | World Premiere