In 1826, Schubert stretched the limits of Classicism in his last String Quartet, a work inspired by emotional spontaneity rather than rigid forms. The first movement alone stands longer than an entire Haydn or Mozart string quartet. With its gossamer textures, foggy tonality, soaring lines, and incredible fantasy, this string quartet surely will not leave anyone indifferent to its epic proportions.
Influenced by Schubert’s monumental work, Sounding Philosophy explores concepts of “space and place,” dealing with questions of one’s place in the global world and how the arts inform and influence our perception of our place in this world. Integrating music composition, dance and painting, the project will exist as an analogy to the movement of the immigrant, who discovers, remembers, forgets and rediscovers places on his voyage, thereby investigating relationships to space: historical space, space of immigration and disembodied space. The performance will be presented at the atelier of painter Kjell Pahr-Iversen, one of Norway’s most celebrated visual artists.
Biró, Dániel Péter (b. 1969): Dei attributorum for voices and strings (2019) with choreography by Hagit Yakira
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828): String Quartet in G Major, D. 887 (1826)
COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE: DANIEL PETER BIRO
CHOREOGRAPHER: HAGIT YAKIRA
PAINTER: KJELL PAHR-IVERSEN
VIOLINS: LUKE HSU AND LAURENS WEINHOLD
VIOLA: XIAOTI GUO
CELLOS: RAINER CROSETT AND CLARA LINDENBAUM
VOCALISTS: NEUE VOCALSOLISTEN
DANCERS: HAGIT YAKIRA DANCE COMPANY