SPILL (2015, 15’, Robert van Heumen) harp and live electronics: Miriam Overlach
SPILL is a musical response to fossil fuel disasters that often go unnoticed by the general public. In 5 miniatures Spill comments on ruthless oil companies, human tragedies and polluted environments. The processed harp is sometimes cold as ice, sometimes hot as giant flames that can be seen from 20 miles away. She cries, screams, explodes, gulps and rumbles. Each of these 5 miniatures is announced by a bang on an oil pipe and focusses on a specific extended harp technique. Placed in an electronically enhanced environment the harp is forced to adapt to the environment or fight against it.
'SPILL' is part of the theatrical concert 'To Whom this Power'. The premiere took place at Orgelpark on November 28, 2015. This is the video of that performance, featuring Sieger Baljon on vocals.
Spill was developed with financial support from the Performing Arts Fund NL.