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The Longest Cadence

Four Organs, the iconic piece of American composer Steve Reich, is based on the idea of the slow rise of a group of six notes, stretched over two octaves. This 15 minutes piece of music that Reich describes as "the longest cadence of a melodic or harmonic configuration that creates a sense of resolution, in the history of Western Music" is triggering imagination: is the process stretched in order not to reach the end, or to forget where it ever started?


The choreography is a simple process of time. The choreography evolves in to a slow motion, unraveling movements that the eye wouldn't see at a fast pace. The concept of 'The longest Cadence' is to dig out within the act of moving, flash moments, perhaps even uncontrolled, almost invisible moments of hands turned out: whether it’s to give, take or receive.

The piece is looking in an empirical way for a sense of sharing.





'The Longest Cadance' is performed live by Jean Luc Fafchamps, Stéphane Ginsburgh, Céline Lory, Gerrit Nulens and Pierre Quireny. 

Duration: 15 minutes

Choreography: Johanne Saunier and Ine Claes

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