Did think about this question when reading the new Bregenz Festival Magazine, an interview with composer Judith Weir.
She claims: There is no fate – only coincidences. This motto also applies to her new opera ‘Roller Coaster ‘ or ‘Achterbahn’, which will have its world premiere this summer in Bregenz. I wonder how it can be possible that humans can be created in an universe – which is entirely based on laws – outside of any order? Emerging from nowhere, as male or female, poor, rich, healthy sick? No, we are subject to the law of cause and effect as anything else on this planet. It would be desirable that Bregenz could understand the motto of Judtih Weir as a question and have some discussions around this vital topic during the summer weeks. The composer says there is not such a thing as ‘destiny’.
What are you thinking about our ‘Gastspiel’ on the planet?
Have a good week – MIDOU