Here is my new piece Genesis II, for orchestra, choir and narrator . This is the first part, the exodus from space.
Unfortunately, the VSL choir cannot sing words or syllables. The language of the narrator is Dutch.
Men left earth some 200 years ago after he had completely ruined the planet. It had become an arid and waste place, uninhabitable. Humans thought that they could have a new start in space, somewhere on a 'world-like' planet, but they couldn't find such one. After a 200 years odyssey, they decided to return to earth, hoping that it would have restored itself into a safe and habitable world again. The longer the space journey lasted, the more the old stories about the earth they had left, tortured them and made them longing for such a brilliant planet. Finally they convinced themselves to return...
(All VSL instruments, choir - narrator text is in Dutch)