Photo: Robin Clewley


Composition Commission issued to Laura Bowler

Ensemble Lydenskab, Sabro, Denmark

Is a child a symbol of hope or a bitter reminder of a bad mistake?

This is the question Laura Bowler addresses in her composition commission for Danish ensemble Lydenskab, made possible by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

Hereditary is a sophisticated and provocative multimedia cli-fi opera. Set in a surreal and disturbing parallel world of dwindling resources, rising sea levels and diminishing social responsibility, one woman is forced to question in whose name we sacrifice our children. Hereditary is an intrepid odyssey that wrestles with the climate ethics issues of parenthood.

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