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Towards the island

Saturday 24.August 19:30 Music in Old Cracow. Aula bł. Jakuba, ul. Franciszkańska 4 CIKADA STRING QUARTET – “ISLAND TOUR” 2013/14 “The Island” is an iconic metaphor that has inspired and fascinated people throughout history. The words of John Donne (1572-1631) “No man is an island, entire of itself” has become one of the most popular proverbs of all time. Referring to his music in the Frank Scheffer´ film “A labyrinth of Time”, Elliott Carter says: “My own music is a picture of society as I hoped it would be, hope it will be. That is, there are a lot of individuals dealing with each other, sensitive to each other, cooperating and yet not losing their own individuality”. The string quartet is

Concert #4

Thursday 22.August 16:00 Ung Nordisk Musikk, Riksscenen, Oslo CIKADA @ UNM UNM (Young Nordic Music) is a festival where young Nordic composers are offered the opportunity to have their work presented by professional performers. The festival is arranged annually with each of the participating countries hosting in turn. The seven composers chosen from each country to be presented each year are selected by independent national juries after an open call for scores. Program: Árni Freyr Gunnarsson (IS) – Il giardino dei gatti ostinati Eric Skytterholm Egan (NO) – A Pint of Plain Erik Lindman-Mata (SE) – Cessatio/Root Lock Libero Mureddu (FI) – Movements in Possible Histories Martin Staun

Towards the island

Saturday 10.August 12:00 Høyloftet, Akershus Festning CIKADA STRING QUARTET, “ISLAND TOUR” 2013/14 TOUR PREMIERE @ OSLO CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL “The Island” is an iconic metaphor that has inspired and fascinated people throughout history, from the legend of Atlantis via the famous painting “Toteninsel” by Böcklin and Tennysons “The lady of Shalott” to Victoria Hislops bestselling novel “The Island” (2005). The words of John Donne (1572-1631) “No man is an island, entire of itself” has become an established proverb. The island reaches outwards in the geography, stretches the gravity field of the mainland, and defies the laws of nature. But in this lies the condition for communication: the is

Different Trains

Wednesday 7.August 20:00 Nordland Music Festival: Bodø Railway Station At this concert the audience will experience one of the most special compositions in music history, which also has a serious topic. As a child, Steve Reich travelled a lot by train in America, because his parents got divorced and moved to different coasts. Therefore, his relationship with trains is both nostalgic and romantic. When Reich wrote Different Trains in 1988, he began to think that the fond memories of trains that he had as a child in 1942 and 1943 would have been very different if he had lived in Europe at the same time. Since his parents were Jewish, he would probably have been on his last train journey – on D

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