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Tüür In Residence At Spannungen Festival

12/06/2017

Erkki-Sven Tüür will be in composer-in-residence at Spannungen Festival in Heimbach which takes place 17-25 June.


As part of the residency, Tüür’s new work for violin, cello and piano, Lichttürme, will be premiered with Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt. Further performances throughout the festival include Tüür’s Insula Deserta, Fata Morgana and Synergie

Audiences in the UK will have the opportunity to hear Tüür’s music this summer, when his piece for string orchestra, Flamma, receives its UK premiere at the BBC Proms with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie conducted by Paavo Järvi on 3 August. Flamma represents a vivid musical portrait of fire as both purifying force and agent of destruction and is partnered in Prom 26 with Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante and Brahms’ Symphony No.2 at the Royal Albert Hall.

Prophecy, for accordion and orchestra, will be performed on 24 August with accordionist Ksenija Sidorova and the
Estonian Festival Orchestra. Paavo Järvi will conduct the concerto in Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, at the Baltic Sea Festival.

As a composer, Tüür wishes for his music to raise existential questions. He asks: What is our mission? It is the main question asked by thinkers and philosophers from different cultures. One of my goals is to reach the creative energy of the listener. Music as an abstract form of art is able to create different visions for each of us, for each and every individual being, as we are all unique.


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