Station Eleven (2016)

Station Eleven is based on the book by Emily St-John-Mandel. 

The story tells of a group of wandering artists in a desolate world, 20 years after a devastating disaster.  
Roaming along the remains of the metropolises between the Great Lakes, they perform Shakespeare and Beethoven and wonder about the fantastic world that once was. 

Structurally, it was my aim in this piece to reflect on the way a season of a television series is build. In 8 episodes the story takes shape by building small motifs and sound identities into a larger complex network. The bigger picture rises from this collection of musical cells that overlap and transform each other. Along the way the plot devices of television (cliffhanger, flashback, the intertwining of different stories) are incorporated in a musical argument