Thursday 4 June
Majorstua kirke, Oslo
Only Connect is nyMusikk's festival of adventorous music. Cikada are performing as a piano trio on the opening concert. We will explore open strings and try to find out how Marcel Proust’s sketchbooks sound like in Majorstuen kirke June 4th.
# Francesco Filidei: Corde Vuote (2010)
# Gerard Pesson: Ne pas oublier coq rouge dans jour craquelé (moments Proust) (2010)
Francesco Filidei’s piece has the descriptive title Corde Vuote that in Italian means open strings. Longer parts of the piece are played on open strings, and the listener is therefore invited to open her ears to the many different shades that lies in string instruments, colored by the piano with its gently rolling crescendo/diminuendo.
Gérard Pesson’s Ne pas oublier coq rouge dans jour craquelé (moments Proust) consists of a variety of musical moments inspired by Marcel Proust’s sketchbooks. The work is a tribute to Vinteuil, a fictional composer appearing in In Search of Lost Time, in addition to being a meditation of other Proust mysteries. The phrase that is the work's title is a memento Proust scribbled on the back page 45 of Volume No. 4 (1914-1917) and is related to both a painting by Bruegel and the glowing septet constituting Vinteuils last opus.
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