On Crisis with Rhytm

2012 , performance
project by Krassimir Terziev and Georgi Arnaoudov featuring Andronia Popova, Atanas Hadjiev, Dessisslava Andonova, Dimitar Karamfilov, Georgi Donchev, Michail Yossifov, Stoyan Bojkov, Vera Schandel
Metro Station "West Park", Sofia
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On Crisis with Rhytm, 09.12.2012

video documentation Kalin Serapionov, Prima Agency

Metro station West Park. An ensemble of music performers gathers at the station at a certain hour of the day to perform a score with a plot: the epic events of the last world financial and economic crisis from 2008-2012.

The libretto follows the events that, although from a distance, we witnessed in the last four years: the collapse of the real-estate market, followed by bank failures, followed by political crises, national economies in turmoil, acts of national and supranational institutions, etc. In the centre of those events circulate invariably amounts of money scaled up to unimaginable level of abstraction.

The tension between the highly aestheticized form and emotional charge of the live music performance and the dispassionate abstract language of financial reports shapes the project.

idea: Krassimir Terziev

music composition: Georgi Arnaoudov

featuring Andronia Popova, Atanas Hadjiev, Dessisslava Andonova, Dimitar Karamfilov, Georgi Donchev, Michail Yossifov, Stoyan Bojkov, Vera Schandel
production assistant: Andronia Popova
video & photo documentation: Kalin Serapionov & Prima Agency

December 1 - 9, 2012, Metrostation "Zapaden park"

Commissioned by "For the People and the Place" Festival for Art in Public Space in Zapaden Park. Project by Credo Bonum Foundation and Sofia Municipality