Music of Today: Gérard Grisey

Thu 31 May 2012 18.00

Royal Festival Hall, London

Event Price: Free admission

Gérard Grisey Vortex temporum I, II, III Pascal Rophé conductor Andrew Zolinsky piano One of the greatest musical innovators of the twentieth century, Gérard Grisey created his own visionary universe by exploring thoroughly the nature of musical time, perception and sound. He spoke of sound as a living organism with birth, lifetime and death and researched its microprocesses, exploiting his findings in musical works, which unfold organically. Listening to Vortex temporum, his masterpiece, is an almost magical experience, during which the listener loses track of time. Not to be missed! This series is presented by Unsuk Chin with perspectives from composers and performers. For more information about Music of Today please visit the Philharmonia Orchestra's website

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