The Symphony No. 6, composed by Ludwig van Beethoven and also known as the Pastoral Symphony, acording to La Fura dels Baus will be broadcosted on TV. It will be next February 12th at France TV, and it will also will be available until September 11th on its website. Completed in 1808, it is one of Beethoven’s few programmatic music works, and the composer subtitled it with Recollections of Country Life. Now the director Carlus Padrissa, with the Insula Orchestra directed by Laurence Equilbey, reinvents the piece under the name of Pastoral for The Planet and mixes it with other compositions by Reicha, Weber, Rietz F. and Mendessohn.
Padrissa proposes an immersive meditation on the relationship between nature and the human being that raises the possibility of living without consumption. Although the proposal raises the current point of rupture of the harmony and ecological resistance of the planet (dramatic and real), the work may have an unexpected turn that is decided by the same public using the immersive application Kalliope (developed by the Èpcia Foundation from La Fura). Thus, Pastoral for the Planet, which has the illustrations and scenery of Mihael Milunovic and the creativity of Eyesberg, turns towards the utopian ideal and – possibly at the same time – of a global village, distributing the communities and living on the resources of Nature: the deep ecological model defended by futuristic industrial designer Jacque Fresco. A pioneer in human factors engineering, Fresco ranged from biomedical innovations to fully integrated social systems and, through The Venus Project, defended sustainable cities, energy efficiency, natural resource management and advanced automation and the corresponding benefits that this would bring to society. La Fura dels Baus does not reinterpret the world: it awakens consciousness through a virtual world that will be projected to reality in 360 degrees.