Tickets £18 (£15 concession)
MUTED: A collective work by 4 composers for violin, voice, whisper-violin, frame violins, a multitude of mutes, and light design
MUTED is a musical prescription. It is written in sympathy for performer Monica Germino: suffering from hearing problems, the violinist has been incapable of playing her usual repertoire due to its loud volume. Composer collective David Lang, Michael Gordon, Louis Andriessen and Julia Wolfe responded by crafting this unconventionally quiet solo piece, one that deconstructs solo concert conventions and considers our vulnerable relationship with sound. MUTED is a work that reveres sound, considering not just its use as art form, but also its force as nature. The concert’s setting is a crucial character, epitomizing the piece’s concepts of protection and insulation.
Co-commissioned by The Doelen Rotterdam, Oranjewoud Festival, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Music on Main Vancouver and hcmf//.
Co-produced by hcmf// and November Music, supported by Dutch Performing Arts
This event will finish at approximately 16:55pm.
Photo: Monica Germino © Anne Reinke