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#86 • 04.01.2018
The cellist Anner Bijlsma makes music without playing.
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Video of the Week
Peter Eötvös Conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra
Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös conducts the UK premiere of his spectacular new work “Multiversum” alongside rhythmically charged music by three giants of the 20th century.
Opening the program, the nervous energy of Schoenberg’s “Accompaniment to a Film Scene” is inspired by the words “threatening, danger, fear, catastrophe.” Bartók and Stravinsky’s music finds its energy in darting rhythmic patterns, throwing light and shade across the orchestra. Eötvös’s “Multiversum,” for orchestra, organ and Hammond organ, explores the nature of the universe and what lies beyond.
Audio of the Week
Pink Sea Thrift is a collection of pieces by the iconic American composer Ellen Fullman in duo with David Gamper, an original member of Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening Band. These ecstatic and mesmerizing improvisations were recorded in the resonant gym of the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin, California. The album also includes two tracks of Ellen Fullman in duo with founding member of Deep Listening Band, Stuart Dempster, on trombone and didjeridu.
Collection: Brian Ferneyhough at 75
To celebrate the 75th birthday of Coventry-born composer Brian Ferneyhough, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group has invited the pioneering Arditti Quartet to perform his music in the heart of the Midlands. Also featuring Oliver Janes on clarinet and the conductor Emilio Pomarico, a concert on December Sunday, December 9 at 4 p.m. will present works by Ferneyhough, Jonathan Harvey, Charlotte Bray and Michael Wolters.
Kampela on Ferneyhough’s “La terre est un homme” and other strange, beautiful music.
“When you follow Ferneyhough, well, you are going to be alone with your music.”