LIGETI. LAIKA VIĻŅI
March 3, 20:00, Online Concert
Agnese Kanniņa, Kristiāna Krūskopa (violin), Artūrs Gailis (alto), Kārlis Klotiņš (cello).
Armands Aleksandravičus "Deviations" (premiere)
Anna Ķirse "Mundus Invisibilis" (premiere)
Oskars Herliņš "Block Buster" (premiere)
Second string quartet of the genius Hungarian composer György Ligeti
was the source of inspiration for the new pieces of Latvian composers.
Although Ligeti’s quartet will not be played in the concert, an
introduction to the piece and also conversations with the composers on
its influence in their work will be held.
This is the only program of
the festival when Latvian composers will use electronic sounds and
electronic processing of the string quartet. Why? It has some conceptual
grounding. Ligeti surprised the world in the sixties with a new
composition technique - the micropolyphony that encompassed the idea of a
canon that was so compact in time that did not make a polyphonic, but
rather made a textural and electronic impression. People were looking
for loudspeakers hidden under their chairs when the first symphonic
pieces of Ligeti were performed. One could state also that Ligeti was
the first to combine the instrumental and electronic medium with an
invisible cord by using the electronic techniques for instrumental
music. This along with other aspects have inspired the young Latvian
composers for their new compositions. Armands Aleksandravičus notes that
while listening to the quartet of Ligeti he is envisioning a dark
screen where some clusters of pixels shine occasionally, at times
forming strict lines and even making specific images.
40 EUR (Foot concert
for 6 legs - a pass for three persons for 5 on-line concerts)
The festival is supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation, Latvian Radio 3 "Klasika", Riga Latvian Society and the Internet journal "Satori".