Unfortunately, the subscription concert originally scheduled at the Alte Oper Frankfurt on April 29, 2021 has to be cancelled because of the extended ban on events. However, the piece “Quaderno di strada” for baritone and ensemble (2003) by Salvatore Sciarrino can be viewed on May 4, 2021 (at 6 pm) as part of a video stream presented by the festival “ACHT BRÜCKEN – Music for Cologne”. In “Quaderno di strada” (Street Notebook) the composer, born in Palermo in 1947, assembles text fragments by various authors – excerpts from letters, literary fragments, wall inscriptions, a proverb – dealing with issues of loss, loneliness and the waning of creative powers. Miljenko Turk (baritone) takes on the vocal part; Bas Wiegers conducts. On May 4, 2021 (at 9 pm), ACHT BRÜCKEN screens the work “Professor Bad Trip” by the Italian composer Fausto Romitelli, who died in 2004. Romitelli, a student of Gérard Grisey, the pioneer of French spectral music, who was also strongly influenced by psychedelic and alternate rock, here wrote music that is full of strangely unreal colours and hypnotic rhythms.
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