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Brussels Philharmonic & Ictus

Reich, Bryars & Ives

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TOPSTUK REICH

orchestral
vocal
Sat 13 Nov 2021 -20.00
introduction by Maarten Beirens 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.30
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British and American minimalism

For his The Sinking of the Titanic British composer Gavin Bryars dipped his pen in the inkwell of despair. In it he gradually drowns an endless hymn in Morse code and alienating sound effects that subtly affect the emotions. The same intoxicating trance effect can be found in Steve Reich's rarely performed Tehillim. In this masterpiece, the American grandmaster weaves complex rhythms and Hebrew prayers into a repetitive fabric. Add those to Reich's Proverb and Charles Ives' musical contemplation of our raison d'être The Unanswered Question and you can be sure of an intense experience.

programme

Charles Ives (1874-1954)
The Unanswered Question

Gavin Bryars (1943)
The Sinking of the Titanic

Steve Reich (1936)
Tehillim
Proverb

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Charles Ives (1874-1954)
The Unanswered Question

Gavin Bryars (1943)
The Sinking of the Titanic

Steve Reich

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performers

Brussels Philharmonic: orchestra
Ictus: ensemble
Tom De Cock: conductor
Lore Binon, Kaoli Isshiki & Hyeyoung Kim, Els Mondelaers, Kevin Skelton & Andreas Halling: song
Alexandre Fostier: sound

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Brussels Philharmonic: orchestra
Ictus: ensemble
Tom De Cock: conductor
Lore Binon, Kaoli Isshiki & Hyeyoung K

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Sat 13 Nov 2021 -20.00
introduction by Maarten Beirens 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.30
All prices include booking fees.