THE BLACK MAMBAS (FILM)
This short film is a reduced verion of a larger documentary on the lives of the Black Mambas, ladies who patrol the Kruger National Park to fight against Rhino poachers. Here Adrian created a musical landscape that is African, yet slightly eerie in places to characterize the lurking danger at every moment for these women.
This song cycle consists of nine songs all spanning different parts of life. Each poem tackles the complexities most of us face, while still trying to allow for some human elements to also bring joy despite the challenges we face. In short, all our experiences are just a natural course of life.
IN RESURRECTION (STAGE)
In Resurrection (In Opstanding) was originally a solo piece for Mezzo and piano commissioned by Zanne Stapelberg. Zanne also asked the poet, Christine Hugo, to write a poem specific for this. The peom speaks of resurrection of the past and skeletons in one's closet and is a complex poem with twists and turns.