Konzert: Hassan Khan at HKW
I saw the world collapse and it was only a word
Composition and Libretto: Hassan Khan
Opening of Der Ohrenmensch (Part of “Radiophonic Spaces”) HKW Foyer
November 1st 9.30 pm (free admission)
In this composition for five singers–followed by a coda on a cell phone–an organic musical structure has been developed to interpret a libretto composed of seventy words and forty intersubjective events that chart a mysterious modulation, a vaguely remembered moment of collapse, an undefined yearning, a search for names and other half-imagined conversations.