Tilaa kuulla - tilaa ajatella

Mon 3 March 2014 6.00 pm
Camerata, Musiikkitalo, Helsinki

Helsinki Chamber Choir
Nils Schweckendiek, conductor

Zesses Seglias                        nōlī turbāre circulōs meōs ii 
(first performance)

Morton Feldman For Stefan Wolpe
After the concert:
Cornelius Cardew The Great Learning, Paragraph 7
(workshop performance together with the audience)

The young Greek composer Zesses Seglias, winner of the inaugural Einojuhani Rautavaara Competition, has composed a new work in which he seeks to go deeply into the sound, exploring especially the resonance of the percussion instruments.  Morton Feldman’s For Stefan Wolpe for choir and two vibraphones is a concentrated, quiet meditation.  Immediately after the formal concert, the audience is warmly invited to join the choir in a workshop performance of Cornelius Cardew’s (1936-1981) The Great Learning, Paragraph 7.  The words and performing instructions for this piece will be distributed at the concert and you do not need to be able to read music in order to take part.

Part of the Klang series.    

15 € / pensioners 10 € / other concessions 5 €
The lines of each section of the choir were straight and clear, as if played by instruments, and yet soft and flexible, supporting an unbroken sense of breathing. Each group sang with pure intonation and the resonance between the voices took on a life of its own, so that the whole space was filled with ringing colours.
Hannu-Ilari Lampila,
Helsingin Sanomat, Finland