7th symphony concert

Nicole Lizée: Concerto for percussion and orchestra BLURR IS THE COLOUR OF MY TRUE LOVE'S EYES (German premiere) Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor It is no coincidence that Mahler's Symphony No. 5 is the musical focus of the much-discussed film TÁR with Cate Blanchett, as this rousing work has lost none of its relevance for over a hundred years. It combines Beethoven's idea of "from darkness to light" with principles of collage and ideas of cyclical recurrence that shape our discussions about sustainability. The famous ADAGIETTO with its harp sounds stands like a bright window in a wild whirlwind of different styles, languages and gestures, ranging from the most radiant fanfares to the sombre funeral march - Beethoven sends his regards! - reach. Gustav Mahler once said that writing a symphony means "building a world with all the means of technology". This also applies to Nicole Lizée, who, like Mahler, combines a wide variety of techniques and technologies. Her work incorporates 80s loops and early electronic gadgets that she finds on YouTube and rewires together. The medium of film also plays a role in many of her compositions. In her very self-contained, episodically structured concert BLURR IS THE COLOUR OF MY TRUE LOVE'S EYES, the drums are not used brilliantly as a soloist, but rather as a wheel in a whirring, constantly changing gearbox. The guest for this part is the internationally renowned multi-percussionist Colin Currie, who is not only one of the closest artistic partners of the American minimalist Steve Reich, but for whom many other great composers of our time have also written.

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