NOAH is a kind of “opera-rap” a performing piece involving music, dance, theatre and digital art. But it is also a manifest, an appeal to collective consciousness towards global warming.
The starting point of NOAH is the story of Noah’s Ark: a world that collapses due to the action of Man. In fact, the “flood” has recently changed from being a “story” to becoming a “subject”, but perhaps this is the function of the stories: to make us think about the philosophical issues of our existence, to prepare ourselves for the future. NOAH is a performance where music, theatre, dance and image contribute to the unfolding of a narrative that makes us aware of the fragility of the world in which we live. It reveals the origin of Music, an invention so that the long days of forced coexistence between beings who did not have one common language became a journey of discovery of the other. NOAH has a happy ending. As in “An die Musik”, there is hope that Music will lead us to a better world. But in NOAH we make clear the real story we are talking about is happening now and is being made by all of us.
From a musical point of view, NOAH proposes a journey through various territories and sounds, revealing the Ark as a metaphor for coexistence and diversity. Cello, flute, saxophone, metal drums, synthesisers, voices of people and melting icebergs are some of the sound features and the musical discourse is a journey through the many “dialects” of Music.