Mystery 92 Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello
The musical ensemble dissonArt presents, for the first time in Greece, Morton Feldman’s emblematic work: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello.
Ticket price: 10 euros
Arrival time: 20:30
Starting time: 21:00
For the first time in Greece, the distinguished contemporary music ensemble dissonArt presents, on Saturday 1st April, the iconic composition by the pioneering American composer Morton Feldman: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello. An immersive listening experience where the audience will be free to sit or lie down in Warehouse 1 of the Old Elefsina Olive Factory, in order to be at arm’s length from the musicians and their breaths.
One of the most important classical music personalities of the 20th century, Feldman was a pioneer of experimental music and belongs to the generation of those American experimentalists composers who recognized John Cage as their leader. His works have nothing to do with the traditional harmony and linear composition. They are characterized by notational innovations, He has developed to create his characteristic sound: rhythms that resemble free and floating, shadows that seem gently focused, a generally quiet and slowly evolving music and recurring asymmetrical patterns.
Piano, Violin, Violin, Viola, Cello, is the composer’s last work, written two months before his death, offers an initiatory process into the unfathomable world of his music. As in every one of his works, in his swan song, the most important high priest of modern revolutionaryism destroys in one stroke all descriptivism, leaving his object naked. Walking across the fine line between stasis and evolution in a manner as unpretentious as its title, the musical work reveals itself as a natural phenomenon: It is music from and for eternity.
The dissonArt ensemble was founded in 2005 around a core of eight soloists and collaborators with the aim of spreading the musical avant-garde in classical music. It is one of the leading ensembles of new music in Greece with a presence in international festivals and institutions, and has collaborated with composers of international fame.
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