Fossil Free Culture-NL whips up a storm in the Concertgebouw.
Climate catastrophe is bound to cause even more drama, emotion and spectacle than ‘A Night at the Opera’ did. Which is why, after the concert came to a close and calm returned to the Main Hall, we performed a postlude show by whipping up a storm of our own.
Annelies Jonkers composed unplayable, dissonant music for the Concertgebouw. No less than 10,000 sheets of her musical scores were flung from the balcony in an orchestrated manner; simulating an unexpected weather event in an unexpected place.
With this performance, we draw the audience’s attention to the Concertgebouw’s own dissonance. A space for the creation of beauty cannot be a space where the destruction of beauty is supported and validated.
We urge the Concertgebouw to understand that change will come and that it plays an important role in whether that change will be beastly or beautiful.
Stop upholding Shell’s social license to operate; there is no music on a dead planet.