For Pitch Dark, Gross & Marinissen created new work, spinning the musical plot for a performance in which light effects and objects made by Giny Vos are the actors. In a pitch dark theatre, the senses are provoked in an interplay of sonic, optical and spatial impulses.
Cello, electronics, percussion and field recordings give rise to a feeling of intimacy and elusiveness. The Sarabande, a musical migrant, passes through the performance. The light scenes are inspired by the neurophysiological effects that appear in your vision when being in absolute darkness for a while: the images, afterimages, and movements you see with your eyes closed.
Rob van den Broek built a 12-string cello especially for Pitch Dark.
Katharina Gross & Arnold Marinissen – music
Giny Vos – light installation
Pitch Dark is supported by: Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Mondriaan Fonds, Fonds Podiumkunsten and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds