Different Trains – now on international tour
June 17, 2011
Pia Forsgren's critically acclaimed interpretation of Steve Reich's Different Trains goes on an international tour, starting in Jerusalem at the Tower of David Museum at the Jaffa Gate. Premiere 30 June, 2011.
The Fleshquartet performs the music in a glass installation by the artist Ann Wåhlström with lighting design by Hans-Åke Sjöquist. The costumes are created by Mikael T. Zielinski. The Fleshquartet's piece Tears Apart is also included in Forsgren's visual concert. It is an especially commissioned piece for The Jewish Theatre - a reflection on Reich's Different Trains. Different Trains opened at The Jewish Theatre in Stockholm on 4 October, 2008.
Steve Reich became a musical pioneer with the work Different Trains as he brought together acoustic music with digital sampling technology. Different Trains is based on Reich's bright childhood memories of traveling by train between the U.S. West and East Coasts - juxtaposed on his thoughts about the children that during the same time travelled by train to the extermination camps in World War II Europe.
When Different Trains premieres at the Tower of David in Jerusalem on 30 June, 2011 - it will be as an international guest performance in the newly established Cultural Festival Jerusalem Season of Culture (JSOC) - a major cultural project with the ambition to highlight and celebrate the city's artists and rich cultural life. The festival will be inaugurated in mid-May and last until July 28 at several different sites and cultural institutions in the city.
Performance period 30 June - 21 July.