This commission is the final link in a chain of miracles.
In 2018, composer Harold Noben, then already the author of several instrumental works, is applying for a project on contemporary creation at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel. During his residence, he gets the opportunity to write his first work for the human voice under the auspices of mentor-composer Benoît Mernier. What was initially supposed to be a modest project, through a combination of coincidence, luck and gumption eventually takes the form of a true chamber opera for mezzo-soprano, tenor and piano quartet: À l’extrême bord du monde. This video follows Harold Noben during work sessions with singers and musicians of the Music Chapel.