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|Dowland||Time stands still|
|Satie||Gymnopédie No. 1|
|Philip Glass||Etudes (selections)|
|Arvo Pärt||Spiegel im Spiegel|
|Webern||Four Pieces for violin and piano, Op. 7|
|JS Bach||Aria variata alla maniera italiana in A minor, BWV 989|
|Brahms||Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 5 in F minor*|
|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