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„Terra Nova“ – a Video Diary (1)

„Terra Nova“ – a Video Diary (1)

It’s difficult to describe, but one of the strangest but also gratifying things about being a composer is that you spend hours on end working alone in a little room, and then you send that somewhere. And then you go there, and suddenly hundreds of people have learned what you wrote and try their best to make it happen, to make it come alive.
Or, as Dennis Russell Davies put it to me today: “You should be happy that you gave so many people something of a secure job, at least for a while”.

First Atopical Concert. A video report.

First Atopical Concert. A video report.

Continuing our discussion of alternative concert forms, here is a little film I did about the last class concert of my students. In this concert we tried to explore a different kind of concert experience that puts the act of “hearing” in the foreground, instead of distracting the spectator with visual or topical stimuli.