|Oliver Knussen||Ocean de terre|
|George Friedrich Haas||Solstices|
‘Haas’ intricate web of sonorities is astonishing…the detail and range of effects produced by the Riot Ensemble players was by turns entrancing, nerve-racking and highly seductive.’ The Times, Neil Fisher
Part of the Riot Ensemble’s ReNew Series at Kings Place.
Performed from memory in over 75 minutes of complete darkness, Georg Friedrich Haas’ Solstices is a mammoth experience of tuning, listening and beauty.
Here, it is prefaced with a tribute to Oliver Knussen in his short, early (1972-73), and under-performed Océan de Terre which echoes Haas’ work in its dedication to long harmonic notes, which Knussen described as ‘closing imperceptibly, like a fan.’