Cut off from the outside world, threatened by an environmental disaster, a man literally struggles to keep his composure. Geiser, as he is called, tries to put his life in order and make sense of the turning point of time. Michel van der Aa's chamber music theater evokes an ominous atmosphere.
In "The Book of Water" (after Max Frisch), Dutch composer Michel van der Aa describes a man's attempts to sort out his life. He is cut off from the outside world by an environmental catastrophe caused by masses of water. Thrown back on himself, he begins to record his thoughts in the style of an encyclopedia. But the project slips away from him, structures of memory and knowledge at all dissolve. "The Book of Water" intensely evokes the threat of memory loss and the dissolution of personality.