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A Beginning 07:04
Brainfreeze 04:33
Minerals 08:00
Twins 01:54
Sound 11:12
All Songs 07:47


Akasha, a brief theatre of everything.

Akasha is a big bang performance. A story of lives, sung and spoken, beyond time and space. All stories, all memories, all relations to others come together in Akasha. A mesmerizing and seductive kaleidoscope, hypnotizing, sexy and out of this world. "All goes onward and outward and nothing collapses"

Rosa's Akasha is a studio recording of the large scale theatre performance Rosa created in 2016.
Akasha can be seen as a holistic oratorio celebrating life and the whole universe as one cloud of matter connecting everything to everywhere.

'Imagine a sea, an endless sea with ships crossing it. Each wake, every wave stirred up by a ship tells us something about the past, about that ship, when and where it sailed and in what direction it went. The waves contain information, like a memory.'


released April 10, 2020

Florian de Backere – harmonium, vox
Petra Ball – vox
Diamanda La Berge Dramm – violin (track 3,5,8)
Floris van Bergeijk – electronics, vox
Daniel Cross – percussion Ondes Martenot, electronics
Maya Fridman – cello (track 5,8)
Isa Goldschmeding – violin, vox
Nina Hitz – cello, vox
Peter Jessen – double bass, vox
Esther Mugambi – vox
Stephanie Pan – vox
Kevin Walton – narrator

Music – Daniel Cross
Lyrics – Walt Whitman, T.S. Eliot, Alan Watts
Text editor – Esther Mugambi

Recorded at the Bonte Koe on September 22/23/24, 2017 by Alex Geurink and Sebastiaan Pos
Overdubs recorded by Daniel Cross and Sebastiaan Pos
Mixed by Sebastiaan Pos
Mastered by Alex Geurink

Photography: Wouter Jansen
Album Design: Kimmic


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Rosa Ensemble Utrecht

Utrecht based Rosa Ensemble is a self-proclaimed post genre music ensemble. Rosa Ensemble operates in between: in between composed and improvised, in between music and theatre, in between light and serious, in between acoustic and electronic, traditional and experimental, classical and popular. ... more

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