Applause PUSH Revisited @ IMAGINAIR | 20211003 | Miracles•Media | Applause today at the closing of Howard Moody’s opera “PUSH — revisited” a tribute to Simon Gronowski & Koenraad Tinel.
A reworked version of parts of the PUSH opera by composer, librettist, Howard Moody, three soloists, and amateur singers and musicians from the Chamber music ensemble of La Monnaie, hosted by creative collective IMAGINAIR and set amid the sculptures of Koenraad Tinel’s expo TIDES in Belgium | IMAGINAIR | imaginair•be .
@HowardMoodyComposer @koenraad.tinel ‘s work @_imaginair_
Bear Night Scene TIDES | 20211001 ~ Artist Koenraad Tinel last night at the Nocturne on the making of his ‘Bear’ sculpture. Expo TIDES Sep-Nov 2021 in Belgium | IMAGINAIR | imaginair•be ~ Film : Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media
Nocturne TIDES | 20210930 ~ Lights tonight @koenraad.tinel ‘s work – here ‘Flight into Egypt’ @ TIDES expo Sep-Nov 2021 in Belgium | IMAGINAIR | imaginair•be ~ Film : Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media
Chuonrat der Heiligbär | 20210911 ~ ‘Bear’ sculpture by Koenraad Tinel, inspired by mythological Chuonrat der Heiligbär. Expo TIDES Sep-Nov 2021 in Belgium | IMAGINAIR | imaginair•be ~ Film : Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media
Simon’s PUSH Premiere | 20210910 | Miracles•Media | Simon Gronowski takes the air after first time watching Howard Moody’s community opera PUSH at the pre-premiere Friday Sep 30th 2016 in the De La Warr Pavilion on the seafront in Bexhill On Sea, UK.
NEWS – PUSH revisited 2021
October 3, 2021 near Antwerp and Brussels in Belgium – Info and Tickets @ imaginair•be
“PUSH revisited” is a reworked version of parts of the PUSH opera in concert form, coupled with a unique exhibition of the work of visual artist Koenraad Tinel, which is steeped in this personal history. The exhibition, curated especially for this occasion, will feature sculptures and drawings from Tinel’s extensive oeuvre. New, never-before-seen work by the artist will also be on display.
“PUSH revisited” will be a location project, hosted by IMAGINAIR, a creative collective that resides in a former furniture factory awaiting conversion into residential project Dijledonk. The collective fills the industrial site with art and with beauty. Here “PUSH revisited” finds a breathtaking backdrop.
“Revisited” also literally refers to the place of action. The site is near Boortmeerbeek, where the train was brought to a halt that day by the three resistance fighters, which is the reason why Simon is still with us today, and celebrates his 90th birthday October 12th.
This project arose as a spontaneous response to a proposal for solidarity. What was originally only intended as financial support for the freelance artists of PUSH has grown into an event to revive the momentum of PUSH together. This project shows the involvement of the artists and their desire to keep this story alive.
“PUSH revisited” is dedicated to Simon Gronowski and Koenraad Tinel. Thanks to their inspiring resilience they show us that, regardless of our backgrounds, we have the choice to do the right thing at any time in our lives. To focus on trust, connection, friendship and hapiness. To be optimistic.