opening concert / PIANO PHASE
March 1, 18:00, Online Concert
Agnese Egliņa, Rihards Plešanovs (piano), Juris Āzers, Guntars
Freibergs (percussion instruments)
Steve Reich “Piano Phase”
Jēkabs Nīmanis “Reartikulētā transformāciju spēle” (premiere)
Georgs Pelēcis "Pasakalja divām klavierēm “Stīva Reiha Piano Phase atbalss”"
“Heart Phase radio edition” (premiere)
Jachin Pousson “Downhill Ski” (premiere)
Phase" by the American composer and one of the founders of the minimal
music Steve Reich was chosen to be the central piece of the opening
concert of the Latvian New Music Days. The opus of Steve Reich is one of
the most prominent representative of the so-called phase-shifting
technique in music- two identical lines of music, which begin by playing
synchronously, but slowly become out of phase with one another when one
of them slightly speeds up.
mention of this opus will be noted in the works of the Latvian
composers Jēkabs Nīmanis and Georgs Pelēcis for two pianos, the works
for two percussion instruments by Asia Ahmetzhanova and joined together
in a united ensemble by Jachin Pousson.
Nīmanis notes his work and the concept of the concert: When faced with
this type of music (piano phase), what I enjoy the most is that a
seemingly rationally structured element or rules more characteristic to a
game principle than a written, structured composition, can create an
impressive poetic and artistic depth as well as make room for
imagination and emotions. Such artistic effects are often compared to a
meditative state of trans when you experience a more or less divine
revelation through an externally monotonous process that creates a
dynamic psychological one.
The opening concert will be available on-line free of charge
on Latvian Radio 3 "Klasika" home page - https://klasika.lsm.lv
Additional information -
festival is supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation, Latvian
Radio 3 "Klasika", Riga Latvian Society and the Internet journal "Satori"