Solastalgia, première & album release (Cortizona)

Concertgebouw Brugge

Since March 2020, pianist Frederik Croene has worked on new piano pieces under the title of Solastalgia. This neologism describes the feeling of mourning for landscapes lost to climate change and the ecological fear of a menacing, uncertain future. The structure of the music emphasises the dramatic metaphor in which humanity has got itself stuck.

Artist Karl Van Welden created four videos that go with the four piano pieces. Each of the four videos presents an image of a ship.

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