zeventien | 17
On the weekend of 8, 9 and 10 December Prime presents their production zeventien | 17 , a musical installation and concerts in the Aa Church. Three hundred years ago, on Christmas Eve, the North Sea coastal area was hit by storm floods. The Christmas Flood of 1717, which took thousands of lives, was the greatest natural disaster to strike the Netherlands in four centuries. A good reason to reflect on the force of nature, then and now.
Slagwerk Den Haag
Bells, water and wind will resound throughout the Aa Church on Friday, 8 December during a performance of Vitreous Space by Slagwerk Den Haag, featuring works by minimal music composers such as Luther Adams, James Tenney, Kate Moore, Anthony Fiumara and Peter Garland.
Central to the production is the kinetic light installation Onder de Kerstvloed that media artist Dennis Molema created for the chancel of the Aa Church. This project visualizes high water and the impact of a natural disaster. Accompanying Slagwerk Den Haag this weekend are the string ensemble Shapeshift and a number of choirs who will provide the installation with an exciting soundscape.
Three hundred years ago the North Sea coastal area was hit by a storm surge. When the dikes broke many parts of Groningen as well as Friesland, central and Southwestern Holland, Northern Germany and Denmark were flooded. Thousands of people lost their lives, tens of thousands of head of livestock drowned and the material damage was enormous. The 1717 Christmas Flood is not mentioned in many history books, but it was the greatest natural disaster in the Netherlands for four centuries and the biggest flood in the Northern Netherlands.
Admission: € 12,50 / € 7,50
Tickets available here (€ 1,50 service charge per booking)