A GLOBAL COLLECTIVE
No Man’s Land is an 80-minute live cinematic concert. Uniquely filmed performances are projected alongside seven exhilarating on-stage musicians. All musicians, live and virtual, perform as one epic global orchestra. Never before seen on such a scale, this mind blowing orchestra delivers a truly ground-breaking live cinematic performance and is described as one of the centerpieces of World War One commemoration. Acclaimed New Zealand composer John Psathas brings together a stunning 7-piece international ensemble with 150 on screen musicians descended from opposing forces of the great war. Filmed on significant battlefields around the world these collaborations deliver a phenomenal performance of visual and musical expression.
We now wage war on our own species. But even at our worst, humanity and empathy continue to survive. No Man’s Land is, above all else, an unashamed commitment to optimism and is a statement to nations who currently find themselves at war. Peace is possible.
A NOTE FROM THE COMPOSER
“Why musicians travelling in the footsteps of soldiers 100 years ago? If we could go back in time and say to those on the battlefields “guess what happens here in 100 years” – would they believe us? If we said the same thing to those fighting now, would they believe us? Would we believe ourselves? We now wage war on our own species. But even at our worst, humanity and empathy continue to survive. Our story culminates in acts of kindness: soldiers from opposing sides, ‘enemies’, offering each other water, a cigarette, a shoulder to lean on. Even – incredibly – in what is surely one of the most bizarre and dangerous inventions of the human mind: a place called no man’s land.”
John Psathas - Composer
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