The Secret Diary of Nora Plain tells the intimate story of a girl who tries to lead her own life in a world that encroaches on her further and further – into her most inner thoughts and feelings. A personal and heartbreaking narrative about the relations between society, privacy, paranoia and eroticism.
This song cycle, enveloped by the sultry sounds of a string quartet and the unpredictable rhythms of a jazz drummer, will be performed by the adventurous singer Nora Fischer, the Ragazze Quartet and Remco Menting. The lyrics were written by Dutch singer-songwriter Lucky Fonz III, the music by composer Morris Kliphuis.
The ensemble is inspired by the song cycles of Franz Schubert as well as by the Juliet Letters by Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet, in giving new life to this formula in a groundbreaking project with lyrics and music of our own time.