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Balogh Máté, Soh, Diana, Flury, Christian: Out at S. E. A. 123 (2013)
Chamber opera in one act, based on Slawomir Mrozek's play entitled Out at Sea
score and parts
Words by Almási-Tóth András
Setting: Chamber Music with Voice
Instrumentation: 3 Voices (Ms, T, B), Cl in A (Bcl in Sib), Viola (solo), Violoncello (solo)
Period: Contemporary Music
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Editio Musica Budapest
Item number: B-72
Other reference: 14899
''Three people, abandoned, on no-man's land, on the open sea, in the world of the media. The participants of a reality show, their situation is that of modern man, lonely in community; depending on each other, they would devour each other; they are selfish and without emotions, acting for show, as if someone was always watching them and evaluating their performance. Three protagonists, three different worlds” the topic of Mrozek's one-act play Out at Sea appears in a totally new context: within the well-known claustrophobic, yet public framework of reality shows, in the form of an opera. In addition, the story can be seen twice, the two identical, yet different variations reflect on one another, leaving the feeling of eternity, repeatability, and substitutability in the audience.'' (András Almási-Tóth) ''The compositional idea is as absurd as the theatrical play of Mrozek itself. Three different people meet in the story, completely different characters. They respond to events in a very different way, so it was obvious each character should be composed by another composer.'' (Péter Eötvös) Out at S. E. A. 123 and Out at S. E. A. 456 are two different chamber operas on one libretto composed by 3-3 young composers. In the first one the character of Thin was composed by Máté Balogh (Hungary), Medium by Diana Soh (Singapore), Fat by Christian Flury (Austria).Both chamber opera was premiered on 19 December, 2013 in Budapest.