Année de composition
12 minutes
6 singers and instrumental ensemble, clarinets, saxophones, accordion, percussion, mandola, guitar, cimbalom and double bass

Sunnûntag is about the sun, its race in the sky and people’s fear of its setting, also about environmental disasters and our own setting.

The title is a word from the old High German and means “Sunday”.

Sunna is the deity who daily carried the sun in his chariot across the sky, chased by a wolf.

The play uses texts from Akhnaton’s ancient Egyptian sun hymns, the Old Testament, sun dance rituals of the Sioux Indians, German and Italian children’s songs, romantic poems by various poets, and a quote from Trump: « I believe there’s weather. I believe there’s change, and I believe it goes up and it goes down, and it goes up again ».

Création mondiale
February 9th, 2020 | Festival Eclat | Stuttgart, Germany

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