In the Bertouille Rotunda, the strings of the Boho Strings and Diana Gouglina, soloist from the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, perform spiritual compositions that probe the essence of life. Perhaps surrender is the best answer to these overwhelming existential questions, one might feel, all the more so as one listens to this music lying down. In the gallery of the Rotunda, moreover, you can experience an installation by CREW_Eric Joris with more than one of your senses. Blindfolded and wearing earphones, you take your place against an upright “bed”. When the “bed” tilts to a horizontal position, you hear a fascinating distortion of the music and you can physically feel the vibrations of the sound, which are amplified and transmitted through your body. This bodily experience of the music certainly won’t leave you unmoved, in any sense of the word.
Charles Ives, The Unanswered Question
Antonio Vivaldi, Cum dederit from “Nisi Dominus”
Mitchell McCarthy, Midnight Rounds
Arvo Pärt, Silouans Song
Gustav Mahler, Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen from “Rückert Lieder”