Fine nuances, power and intimacy characterise the works of the Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir (*1977). Her very personal ecosystem of sounds evokes the flowing together, growth and decay of natural processes as they can be observed in her home country Iceland. Depicting the enigmatic atmosphere of this fluid sound world is exactly the right terrain for musica assoluta pianist Eugene Shon. She will elicit a whole palette of unheard-of sounds from the piano and not only play on the keyboard, but also maltreat the interior of the sound body with mallets, jazz whisks and electromagnetic vibrations. Berlin presenter Meike Pfister will lead the evening.
"SHADES OF SILENCE"
20.02.2022 at 7.30 pm
Centre for World Music
Programme SHADES OF SILENCE
ANNA THORVALDSDOTTIR (*1977): Hidden (2009) and Scape (2011) for piano
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Further concerts in the INSIDE 360° series
18.03. and 29.04.2022, both at 19:30 with works by Ravel, Encke and musicians of the Center for World Music Hildesheim. Further information here.
Eugene Shon Piano | Meike Pfister Moderation |