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 11 November 2016 at 7.30pm 


St John's, Smith Square
London, SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7222 1061

Isabelle Menke actress
Eva Furrer contrabass flute
Beat Furrer conductor
EXAUDI chorus
London Sinfonietta

When Beat Furrer’s FAMA was premiered in Germany in 2005 it was hailed as ‘a miracle’ by Die Zeit. Now, after a decade of performances across Europe, this masterpiece of sound theatre finally arrives in the UK.

Based on the novella Fräulein Else by Arthur Schnitzler, FAMA follows the story of a distressed young woman forced into prostitution in order to pay her father’s debts. But in Furrer’s music, nothing is as it first appears: linear time seems to dissolve and a momentary snapshot becomes the subject of an intense narrative, as Furrer gives audible expression to a series of shocking events.

Beat Furrer : FAMA

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