Ágnes Hranitzky

Werckmeister Harmonies

In the opening scene of Werckmeister Harmonies, Janos explains the nature of an eclipse to a group of men in a bar. He begins scientifically, charting out the motions of the heavenly bodies. As the men's movements turn into an ethereal dance, János ventures into the poetically biblical "And then ... complete silence. Everything that lives is still. Are the hills going to march off? Will heaven fall upon us?"

Werckmeister Harmonies