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Into the Vortex

Explore Ensemble

Sun 30 Sep
Classical

Into the Vortex

Explore Ensemble

Romitelli La sabbia del tempo
Messiaen Preludes
Lisa Illean Weather a Rare Blue (world premiere)
Grisey Vortex Temporum
Explore Ensemble
Asier Puga conductor
Taylor MacLennan flute
Alex Roberts clarinet
Emmanuelle Fleurot piano
David López violin
Morag Robertson viola
Deni Teo cello

Vortex Temporum is the late masterwork of pioneering spectralist Gérard Grisey, fulfilling his vision of a music that transfigures our experience of time. Symphonic in sonic wealth and scale, with lush spectral harmonies and feverish dance-like rhythms, its three movements were imagined as adventures through three time-frames: ‘normal’, human time, the ‘expanded’ time of whales and the ‘compressed’ time of birds.

Paired with Grisey is one of his students, Fausto Romitelli, whose La sabbia del tempo (The Sands of Time) is similarly inspired by the rich granularity of sound and time, and a brand-new work from Australian composer Lisa Illean, herself inspired by Grisey.

Distinguished composer Julian Anderson discusses Gerard Grisey’s seminal works on the subject of time in a free pre-concert talk: Julian Anderson on Grisey’s Vortex Temporum

Date & time:Sun 30 Sep – 7pm
Venue:Hall One

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