Earth Diver Review @ Financal Times

David Van Bouwel - organ & soundscapes

"Earth Diver, Ruhrtriennale, Essen — ‘Breathtaking power’"

"The Ruhrtriennale’s Earth Diver is a multimedia performance of simple means and breathtaking power.  David Van Bouwel’s electronic soundscapes, all grinding metal and howling wind, meet Wim Catrysse’s reductive videos, humans dwarfed by monstrous industry and frigid landscapes"

"This all-enveloping meditation shows what music theatre at its best can achieve"

"Schütz’s ethereal sacred motets, underscored by the solid continuo group"

"If you ever wondered what the music of Henrich Schütz has to do with your life today, you will find your answers here. At its finest, this is what music theatre can achieve."

direct link 2 article @ Financial Times

Earth Diver @ Ruhrtriennale

Soundscapes: David Van Bouwel

Film: Wim Catrysse

Komposition: Heinrich Schütz, Nikolaus Brass

Konzept und Regie: Wouter Van Looy

Autor: Paul Verrept

Licht: Peter Quasters

Bühne: Peter Quasters, Wim Catrysse, Wouter Van Looy