Monodrama and Creative Act
Premieres by Miroslav Srnka and Matthias Pintscher in May
Miroslav Srnka’s My life without me is a gripping monodrama of a woman in dialogue with her world, which has turned upside down. Following the Ensemble Intercontemporain’s premiere of the “Dialogues” from My life without me in 2008 in Paris, they present the first performance of the work at the Festival Prague Spring in the composer’s native city on 19 May. The soloist is Claron McFadden (soprano), and conductor is Tomáš Hanus.
Matthias Pintscher’s Bereshit for large ensemble receives its premiere on 24 May with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by the composer. Bereshit is about the creation of things, the creative act and its incomprehensibility. “The composition emerges from the idea of freeing an entire compendium of sounds, gestures, rhythms, orchestrations from an original state of sound,” says the composer. Shortly before this, on 16 May, Matthias Pintscher conducts the British premiere of Chute d’étoiles. Hommage à Anselm Kiefer with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Glasgow.