Like Nothing Else
Like Nothing Else is a concert conceived and presented by Robert Casteels with the help of National Arts Council and the Embassy of Italy in Singapore. This special concert combines songs, two grand pianos, poetry, dance and new technology. This extraordinary concert will bring you an aquatic journey from Paris to Rome to Brussels to Singapore. Water connects each piece of the repertoire in the form of rain, dew, tears and rivers. The music includes well known masterpieces by French Impressionist composer Claude Debussy such as the art song C’est l’extase langoureuse and the piano piece Pagodes interspersed with extracts from Debussy’s own letters. His music truly sounds like nothing else, hence the concert’s title. Like Nothing Else ends with the climatic premiere of Acqua nel Riflesso the new work composed by Robert Casteels with sound design in real time, poetry and dance.
The cast of performers from Singapore, France and Italy includes: pianist Robert Casteels, soprano Angela Cortez, actress Alessandra Fel, pianist Tabitha Gan, solo dancer Emmanuelle Grizot, dancer choreographer Mohd Sharul Muhd, electro-acoustician Lynette Quek and movement artist/mezzo soprano Sabrina Zuber.