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TRÍPTIKO- A vision inspired by Hieronymus Bosch

TRÍPTIKO - A vision inspired by Hieronymus Bosch @ Antigua Fábrica de Armas de Oviedo

Programa de actos culturales con motivo de los Premios Princesa de Asturias 2019 en la antigua Fábrica de Armas, en Oviedo.


TRÍPTIKO - A vision inspired by Hieronymus Bosch


multimedia live performance

30 minutes 


A project by Karmachina
Music: Fernweh

Special thank to: Elisa Seravalli Matteo Zanella Mirko Ferrero David Campanini Sandra Venco
and all the Fundación Princesa de Asturias


Tríptiko. A vision inspired by Hieronymus Bosch represents a voyage in the visionary world of the Dutch painter. The title refers to the format of the main work from which the project draws from, the triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights; this tripartition also inspired the scenic element at the centre of the scene and structure of the audiovisual project itself, which is divided into three distinct acts.

The performance lasts 30 minutes with alternating more figurative moments, where the reference to Bosch’s work is more evident, and others more abstract, that freely evoke the visionary and lysergic nature of the master’s work. Following the order of the original work from left to right, the performance opens with a moment dedicated to Genesis: a divine hand creates landscapes, nature, fantastic and real animals in a heavenly and bright atmosphere. The second act features the appearance of man described as a great celebration. The passage from the second act to the third is accompanied by an intermezzo inspired by the work The Seven Deadly Sins: man’s sin transforms the feast into a degenerate decadent event, which results in man’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden. The performance ends with an infernal scene, with frightening monsters and disturbing presences.

The images are accompanied by original music composed and performed live by the Fernweh trio, drawing from the infinite sound inspirations they could source from Bosch’s paintings. Fernweh’s music tries to express the dualism between Renaissance and contemporary, between reality and vision, starting from the music of the time and place – finding in Josquin Desprez a reference point – and transposing it into the contemporary through the development and fragmentation of the melodic and harmonic constructions, electronic sonorities, and sound design.



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