We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Anticantate (2013)

by Rosa Ensemble

supported by
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      €9 EUR  or more


Introductie 05:22
Metro 1 01:40
Bam 02:25
Metro 2 00:33
Coma 03:00
Han & Rick 10:07
Amaterasu 02:09
Metro 3 05:17
Park 03:35
Thuis 02:35


Released during the 15th anniversary of Rosa Ensemble in 2013.


released January 30, 2013

“The sun disappeared. Darkness fell and the end of time had arrived.”

Anticantate is an electro-acoustical collage performance in which music, images, dance and text in multiple languages are intertwined. In these grim times of financial crisis, war and terrorism, the Rosa Ensemble goes in search of a perfect harmony to bring the world back into balance. Anticantate is a performance about catastrophes in everyday live, which unleash an inner strength one wasn’t aware of.
Author Annemarie Slotboom wrote four stories on approaching misfortune, based on the Japanese myth of Amaterasu, goddess of the sun, who hides in a cave to escape her evil brother, causing the sun not to rise. These stories are used in a thrilling text collage in multiple languages.
Anticantate is a surround-sound performance. Text and music plays on a 24 speakers surrounding the audience. Actress Lizzy Timmers will sing, dance and perform in the midst. As such, every word is part of the music and the performance verges on the borders of music, theatre and music theatre.

Director/Composer: Daniel Cross 

Video: Arnoud Noordegraaf 

Text: Annemarie Slotboom
, Lizzy Timmers
Dramaturgy: Geert van Boxtel

Performance: Lizzy Timmers

Piano: Laurens de Boer 

Bass: Peter Jessen 

Guitar: Jeroen Kimman 

Electronics/big drum: Daniel Cross

Voices: Sevil Aydin, Ron Bunzl, Izumi Furuta, Kees Hulst, Rob List, Bert Luppes, Raj Mohan, Esther Mugambi, Roos Ouwehand, Sahand Sahebdivani, Sandra Singh, Cora Schmeiser. 

Sound/technique: Thomas Koopmans, Daniël Stam

Light: Luuk Vierhout


all rights reserved



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

contact / help

Contact Rosa Ensemble

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Rosa Ensemble, you may also like: