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Noorderzon at Der Aa Church: Ad Visser

20:30 - € 15.00

Der Aa Church
Akerkhof 2
9711 JB Groningen


The Parade of the Divine Tragedy

From Augustus 18th to August 28th Holland’s most exciting performing arts festival returns: Noorderzon. On Friday, 26 August the Aa Church presents a unique show by Ad Visser.

Mega poem

Mr. TopPop, multi-media performer & singer-songwriter himself at Noorderzon? Yes! Noorderzon is presenting the premiere of the video version of the song De Parade van de hemelse tragedie (The Parade of the Divine Tragedy) in collaboration with the Groningen Museum. In 2005 this epic poem and song was published in book form, all 1050 verses . Mr. Instant Image Action spent ten years creating the visuals for this marathon happening, which lasts 8 hours, 39 minutes and 39 seconds.

Lyrical roller coaster

Expect a lyrical roller coaster, a poetic high mass of social criticism, musicality and stimulating images that are simultaneously transformed into suggestive, slowly overlapping images. With this longest music video ever Ad Visser is sure to surprise old fans and new ones alike, and anyone who has been following his extraordinary career. Especially for tonight no fewer than ten extra live musical acts will be included, among them David Hollestelle, Ralph Rousseau and Joos van Leeuwen. In addition to the unique visual and musical performance at the Aa Church, you can see a visual and sound projection of De Parade van de hemelse tragedie from Saturday, 27 August through Sunday, 18 September at the Groningen Museum.


From the beginning, 8.30 p.m.: € 15
From midnight: € 7.50
From 4 a.m.: € 4 (available at the door only)

(Visitors are free to come and go as they please.)

Tickets go on sale 25 July (1 p.m.) from the Noorderzon website.

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