Peter de Caluwe / La Monnaie-De Munt Brussels, Royal Opera House of Belgium
Medúlla is an operatic adaptation of Björk’s album. A ritual takes place onstage that touches the essence of humanity in the universal language of music. In August 2004, the Icelandic singer brought out Medúlla, an album that sought – in reaction to the racist and neo-nationalist excesses provoked by the September 11 attacks – the “core” (medulla) of humanity that we all share. Featuring choirs, traditional Inuit throat singing, and human beatboxing, Medulla explored all the possibilities of the human voice. Everybody can hear and see a personal representation of the society and his values, link his personal story to a tradition, build his own fiction and develop his reflection on our continuously changing world. It is all about drama told by music.