The timeless moment

Theater Musiktheater
In the organizer's words:
In "The timeless moment" various works by the impressionist Claude Debussy and "Territoires de l'oubli" by the spectralist Tristan Murail for solo piano are linked together in a frenzy of floating sensory order. Debussy used the term "image," borrowed from painting, several times as the title for series of works. On the threshold of modernism, he opened up new worlds of sound and expression for the piano.

Murail, one of the important representatives of spectral music, who is concerned with the auditory experience as the starting point for composing and the exploration of the sound spectrum in all its facets, created a characteristic work with "Territoires de l'oubli" in which resonance, overtones and timbres unfold in constantly evolving textures. The encounter between the two composers addresses the question of what we perceive when we listen. The audience is immersed in the world of darkness and experiences the music with all their senses. Sounds become visual landscapes that move beyond the preconceptions of sight in an inner world. This content has been machine translated.


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