Vivier: Musik für das Ende
‘Musik für Das Ende [is] a shadowy, otherworldly rite, almost medieval in its soberly overlapping incantations, with drone layered on slow babble.’
Soundstreams presents an immersive evening culminating in Claude Vivier’s mesmeric Musik für das Ende.
This evening celebrates the music of Vivier, a composer who felt the urge to share the most tender, personal moments of his own life.
In this concert, we hear Musik für das Ende for twenty voices and percussion.
Vivier’s musical universe is all his own – stateless and cosmopolitan like its creator, shaped by the ritualism of his Catholic upbringing but amounting to an unflinching representation of the realities of the human experience.
Musik für das Ende carries with it the sense of peace and purity which Vivier tried so hard to find.
Soundstreams is a global leader in the presentation of innovative, carefully curated, and immersive musical experiences.
Musik für das Ende is kindly supported by Cockayne - Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation.
- David Fallis music director
- Zack Russell: Il faisant nuit - monologue inspired by Claude Vivier's letters and diaries
- Vivier: Glaubst du an die Unsterblichkeit der Seele? (Do you believe in the immortality of the soul?) for vocal ensemble, actor, synthesizers & percussion; Musik für das Ende for vocal ensemble & percussion
Need to know
The planned second performance at 9pm on Sunday 8 May 2022 has been cancelled. The 6pm performance is continuing as normal.
This show is part of a series dedicated to the music of Claude Vivier, presented by Soundstreams and the London Sinfonietta.
Follow the links below to explore the rest of the series:
Long Song of Solitude, Friday 6 May
Dates & times
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