The Buffer Zone

Sonica 2013

A multimedia, operatic world of division – inspired by the Cyprus UN Buffer Zone – explores the boundaries of separation. Suspended video screens divide the audience and on each side musicians play imaginary duets with virtual instruments alongside a UN soldier who illustrates through movement, the absurdity and alienation of the buffer zone. This powerful performance is accompanied by film footage, recordings of UN soldier interviews, the sound of military technology, cello, piano and manipulated voices.

Composer: Yannis Kyriakides
Video: HC Gilje
Performers: Tido Visser (Voice), Nikos Veliotis (Cello) and Marc Reichow (Piano)

Supported by: the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands