Die Gesichte vom Soldaten Elik.
by Santiago Blaum, 2014.
Premiered on the 31st of January 2014 at Sophiensaele, 'Die Gesichte vom Soldaten Elik' tells the story of Elik Niv, an Israeli elite solider who left his homeland to establish a career as a contemporary dancer in Germany. On the stage he encounters the devil, like in Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat, and must enter into negotiations with him: reality and fiction, a biography and historical facts melt into one.
For this 2nd time working under Santiago Blaum, I provided the musical score (Synthesizers, Sound Design) for this piece, using Stravinsky's originals as inspiration to create vivid, colourful, chaotic electronic pieces.
Musical examples to follow.