_ The Garden of Earthly Delights _ / 2011 ('16 min)
for acting accordionist Luka Juhart / www.lukajuhart.com
(Dedicated to my father, Jheronimus Bosch and Luka Juhart)
Commissioned by NovemberMusic,Den Bosch/NL / TRANSIT'11,Leuven/BE /JheronimusBosch500
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From the first glance Bosch's work presents a broad vocabulary of human emotions depicted
in the vast variety of intricate face-expressions and tormented body postures - the ocean
of human emotions sonified and activated via painted body language. For the first time
ever I was invited to look at Bosch's work from the musical perspective and to try to find
the possible meaningful connections between his visual world and the world of music, which
made me to re-discover his work on a completely different level.
/ When music becomes visual, and the visual becomes music /
The structure of the piece is heavily influenced by the compositional structure
of the painting “The Garden of Earthly Delights” by Jheronimus Bosch.
The Void (the opening panel) - is the unborn – the beginning of all, a creation.
The Heaven - is absorbed contemplating on the inner peace of the unity.
The Garden - is an intricate collage of the human lively scenarios, engaged in Luka Juhart (accordeon, voice, acting)
the dialogs, contrast emotions and the moods. And finally,
The Hell is smearing borders of the identity into the thick paste of the internal www.lukajuhart.com
suffering - a distraction of self as we know it.