Into the Little Hill

George Benjamin2006-11-22

Holland Festival

Holland Festival

Music theatre performance Into the Little Hill by George Benjamin, Martin Crimp and Ensemble Modern, programmed in Holland Festival 2007.
The English composer George Benjamin has composed only a few works for the human voice; for his lyric tale Into the Little Hill he has employed a short text by play wright Martin Crimp. The text is sung by two female singers, a soprano and a contralto, who create great dramatic tension. The orchestration chosen reinforces director Daniel Jeanneteau’s disturbing and alienating production. Crimp took his story from a famous fable, choosing The Pied Piper of Hamelin in its oldest English version, Richard Verstegan’s A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence (1605). The Ensemble Modern will provide an im¬maculate performance of the piece. Into the Little Hill will be preceded by two other pieces by Benjamin, Viola Viola for two violas and Three Miniatures for solo violin.

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  • Title: Into the Little Hill
  • Date: 2006-11-22
  • composer: George Benjamin
  • Type: Music theatre
  • Rights: Photo: Raphael Pierre