Now enjoying a cult international reputation as an unmissable performance, Simon Rattle considers Georg Friedrich Haas' in vain to be "an astonishing work of art." Written in 2000, the work's ambitious nature takes its inspiration from the recurring threat of radical-right political activity in Austro-Germany. When witnessed live, in vain is a life-changing work that incorporates theatrical lighting and total darkness to create an immersive, sensual experience. To accompany in vain, Dal Niente offers repertoire written for the ensemble with similarly large instrumentations and appropriately contrasting moods.
25 (plus theatrical lighting)
Georg Friedrich Haas - in vain (62')
George Lewis - Assemblage (16')
Murat Çolak - New Work (20')
Chris Fisher-Lochhead - stutter-step the concept (15')
Pierce Gradone - To Paint Their Madness (10')
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Ensemble Dal Niente's Chicago Concert Season
The video below showcases a complete live performance of in vain by Dal Niente.