A light piece consisting of projections for the Dutch premiere of Eternal Light by English composer Howard Goodall.
During the concert, large light projections appear on the monumental walls of the church. The light floats into our perception, taking possession of the room. Gradually, images emerge, like silhouettes interwoven in a field of colour-memory. Through the succession of images we catch a glimpse of the natural course of things, destined like our thoughts to fade away and disintegrate into light.
From 4 to 6 February 2011, Eternal Light was performed by Choirproject Opus in collaboration with Howard Goodall and accompanied by the Philharmonia orchestra Amsterdam, in three different churches in the Netherlands. In addition, three pieces by Howard Goodall. -Love Divine, Spared and They were not here- were premiered in the Netherlands prior to the Requiem.
The photos of the slideshow are by: Pepijn van den Broeke
In her approach of Howard Goodall’s Requiem, Dorette Sturm links her light concept to the rainbow and the cycle of life. Each piece of Eternal Light has its own colour, filling the space with its vibration and merging with the music.
“I use light as my material, which fills the entire space for Eternal Light. The church becomes the binding factor in which light and sound transform the environment”.
Foto: Ben Niehuis
Howard Goodall conducting at the premiere of Eternal Light. St John Cathedral, Groningen (NL)
In the media
On facebook and as PDF the article from the Dagblad van het Noorden of Saturday 5 February 2011 can be accessed.
'Indrukwekkend Opusproject' (Impressive Opus project), a review from the Leeuwarder Courant.
Coverage by Omroep Friesland
A fragment of the coverage by Omroep Friesland during the premiere of Eternal Light in St Joseph’s Cathedral in Groningen (NL)
2011, Dorette Sturm.
Lighting design for Howard Goodall's Eternal Light.
Light projections with a Pani projector, LED spots, lighting control board, aggregate.
Commissoned: Choirproject Opus, Leeuwarden (NL)