Sandeep Bhagwati au festival de Montréal Nouvelles Musiques
Bozzini String Quartet and Bye Bye Butterfly Percussion Quartet
In our high-speed world, all things at rest quietly defend their silent mysteries. Three compositions, three variations on the motionless: deeply layered musical explorations of how wonderfully subtle our sonic world is – if we stop to listen. A new sonic aesthetic of the monochrome, focused and rich – to Bhagwati, a lively market is a monochrome sound, as are cracking ice floes, screaming children, a scorching fire, an idling motor, a thousand bees, a house creaking at night… Alien Lands - 4 energetic patterns of silence and noise for 4 percussionists, monochrom - 4 increasingly intricate comprovisations for string quartet, and Nil Nisi Nive, a sonic tissue of melody and rhythm. Instruments embedded in live-generated soundscapes, in vibrant light spaces – and guided by sophisticated interactive computer scores: This evening is a journey into the world between our ears, moving through both the real space of the concert and our inner, imaginary space, from rage to meditation to dream - and back to the joy of ecstatic beats.