to the Stars
- in Israel Ensemble Belcanto-Frankfurt performs the work's premiere in Israel. The vocalists, dressed in white, play recorders and beat with iron bars and with palm tree branches picked in the Jordan Valley.
to the Stars - in Germany Ensemble Belcanto-Frankfurt performs the work in Germany. This time the vocalists are dressed, bat-like, in black, and beat with their fingers on gongs and African drums.
Frankfurt, December 1, 2001.
to the Stars - UCLA 2013 A group of student singers from UCLA perform the work as part of a special festival-conference. The performance emphasizes the pagan-ritual element; the singers are dressed in red and white and move constantly. Los Angeles, December 5, 2013.
A film of the complete performance in Germany is available on DVD at a special price (11:30 min.)
A prayer to the gods (or stars) of night in the very earliest of Semitic languages - Akkadian - accompanied by exotic instruments.
In this pagan atmosphere the diviner-priest's discomfort increases as the night grows ever darker.