Rebecca Saunders’ Us Dead Talk Love premieres on 17 October 2021 at Donaueschinger Musiktage as the festival celebrates its 100th anniversary. Performed by Noa Frenkel and Nikel Ensemble, the new work incorporates alto voice, saxophone, electric guitar, Korg organ and percussion, and features text from ‘A Primer for Cadavers’ by artist Ed Atkins.
The following month, Saunders will be composer-in-residence at November Music in Den Bosch, with her music featured in concerts with Ensemble Modern, Marco Blaauw, Juliet Fraser, Dirk Rothbrust, and the Dutch premiere of Us Dead Talk Love on 12 November.
Us Dead Talk Love is commissioned by Südwestrundfunk, Casa da Música, November Music, GRAME - Centre national de création musicale, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Felicja Blumental International Music Festival.
(Photo: Astrid Ackermann)