Arvo Pärt, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, fragment, 3 min 47 sec, MP3, 320 Kbps
Hugo Ticciati (violin, UK / Sweden), Sukhwinder “Pinky” Singh (tablā, India / USA)
Bach, Indian rāgas, improvisations
Hugo Ticciati is well known to the Estonian audience through his collaboration with Arvo Pärt and Paavo Järvi as well as for his recent concert with Anne Sophie von Otter at the Estonia Concert Hall. Though a classical musician, he is anything but museally academic, but rather an innovator and a visionary creating thrilling programs. The coming concert is no exception – this time involving a representative of a far-away culture, tablā-drummer “Pinky” and an tānpūrā.
Violinist Hugo Ticciati and the legendary Sukhwinder Singh take us on a contemplative journey from East to West and back again in an hour-long programme. The concert is an improvisatory dialogue between the timeless works of Bach, Indian rāgas, virtuosic solos on the tablā, a variegated array of contemporary works and improvisation. A little taster of what might be on the menu. György Kurtág’s Signs, Games and Messages (1998–2005) are enigmatic echoes of the past, expressed through the transformed language of friends’ and composers’ voices. The Swedish composer, Albert Schnelzer wrote that ‘melodies can have their own drama’; Solitude (1999) for solo violin, takes as its starting point the idea of depicting how a melody is born, developing from an embryonic state to an individual entity. The title of Nigel Clarke’s work, Pernambuco (1994), refers to the fact that the wood from which violin bows are made comes from an area called Pernambuco in the Brazilian Rain Forest; the work transforms the violin into a Brazilian folk instrument with all its unusual and exciting timbres. The programme encourages the listener to abandon themselves to the dialogical flow of the music, inhabiting the sounding purity of the now.
In co-operation with festival Orient.