Honderd jaar eenzaamheid

for soprano and cello



One hundred years of solitude

The text is taken from an interview with centennial Theo Tukker, whose failing health makes it difficult for him to express his thoughts. The cello symbolises his still active inner world, while the soprano can only express the thoughts through stumbled talking. Only when his body manages to work in synchrony with his mind can Theo express a longer, coherent sentence. This makes the soprano sing.