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Time Stands Still

Hugo Ticciati, Víkingur Ólafsson & Miyoko Shida Rigolo

Fri 11 May
Contemporary

Time Stands Still

Hugo Ticciati, Víkingur Ólafsson & Miyoko Shida Rigolo

Dowland Time stands still
Satie Gymnopédie No. 1
Philip Glass Etudes (selections)
Arvo Pärt Spiegel im Spiegel
Ticciati Suspended
Webern Four Pieces for violin and piano, Op. 7
Cage 4’ 33”
JS Bach Aria variata alla maniera italiana in A minor, BWV 989
Brahms Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 5 in F minor*
Hugo Ticciati violin
Víkingur Ólafsson piano
with Miyoko Shida Rigolo sanddorn balance artist

Artist-in-residence Hugo Ticciati and Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson are joined by Japanese performer Miyoko Shida Rigolo for an evening of gravity-defying magic.

During Pärt’s mesmerising Spiegel im Spiegel, Shida will construct a giant, precariously quivering structure – the renowned ‘Sanddorn Balance’ act.

The evening opens with works expressing ideas of suspension and silence, themes picked up by Ticciati in his improvisation and by Ólafsson in the beguiling piano Etudes of Philip Glass. After Cage’s ‘uncomposed’ 4’ 33”, Ólafsson presents Beethoven’s mighty Sonata No. 32 with Op. 111, whose two movements juxtapose intense contrapuntal event against glacial harmonic stasis. In a series of variations, bar-lines eventually dissolve and all sense of metric time is lost in a shimmer of trills.

*Please note, there has been a change in tonight’s programme.

‘In [Ólafsson’s] hands the slow motion of the music’s shifting patterns and colours is almost hallucinogenic.’ Financial Times
‘Ólafsson’s interpretations inhabit a unique, distinct and extraordinary world all their own.’ Gramophone

Hugo Ticciati, artist-in-residence for Time Unwrapped, also performs:
21 Jan Portrait – Hugo Ticciati & Friends
2 Mar Alternate Time Flows – Dame Evelyn Glennie & O/Modernt Quartet
21 Sep Looping Time – Hugo Ticciati & O/Modernt
1 Dec Mozart’s Requiem – Hugo Ticciati, O/Modernt, VOCES8 & soloists
5 Dec Quartet for the End of Time – Hugo Ticciati & Friends

Date & time:Fri 11 May – 7.30pm
Venue:Hall One

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