Georges Aperghis: Migrants
In 2017, Georges Aperghis wrote the two first movements of Migrants, inspired by the plight of people on the move and by the book, Heart of Darkness (1899) by Joseph Conrad, an English-Polish poet born in Ukraine. By exploring the human tragedies that unfold every day in Europe and along its fortified shores, the Greek native living in France is entering a territory where few composers dare to venture. “I want to give a face to the drowned corpses that wash up on Europe’s shores as well as to the living who wander around Europe without an identity, who are no longer officially recognised as living beings,” the composer explained. After premiering it in Strasbourg, Ensemble Resonanz will present this powerful work in five movements to a Belgian audience.
This concert has a special resonance at a time when war is raging in Europe. The members of Ensemble Resonanz are particularly affected by this situation and dedicate the concert to the victims of the war in Ukraine and the millions of people who have fled the country.
Migrants I - V