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Into the Vortex – Explore Ensemble

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Kings Place: Hall One90 York Way, London, Greater London, N1 9AG, United Kingdom
On Sunday 30 September 2018 at 19:00
Romitelli, Fausto (1963-2004)La sabbia del tempo
Messiaen, Olivier (1908-1992)Prélude
Illean, Lisa (b. 1983)new work - world premiere
Grisey, Gérard (1946-1998)Vortex Temporum
Asier PugaConductor
Taylor MaclennanFlute
Alex RobertsClarinet
Emmanuelle FleurotPiano
David LópezViola
Bryony Gibson-CornishViola
Deni TeoCello

Vortex Temporum is the late masterwork of pioneering spectralist Gérard Grisey, fulfilling his vision of a music that transfigures our experience of time. Symphonic in sonic wealth and scale, with lush spectral harmonies and feverish dance-like rhythms, its three movements were imagined as adventures through three time-frames: ‘normal’, human time, the ‘expanded’ time of whales and the ‘compressed’ time of birds.

Paired with Grisey is one of his students, Fausto Romitelli, whose La sabbia del tempo (The Sands of Time) is similarly inspired by the rich granularity of sound and time, and a brand-new work from Australian composer Lisa Illean, herself inspired by Grisey.

This event is part of the Time Unwrapped 2018 at Kings Place. 

© Cathy Pyle
© Cathy Pyle
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