CONCERTO AND INSTALLATION FOR PIANO
AND A PIECE OF FURNITURE
Pianist – Julija Bagdonavičiūtė, director – Žilvinas Vingelis, composers: Andrius Šiurys, Domantas Pūras, engineer – Deividas Dzikevičius.
A live concert and a sound sculpture and installation linked by sound technologies examine the dualism of the domestic-physical and artistic-ideal nature of the piano – the paradoxically harmonious roles of one of the most popular musical instruments and home furniture.
Croatian pianist Ivo Pogorelich has said that a piano without a pianist is just a piece of furniture. It is a piece of furniture in the house, usually loaded with vases and services, whose real concert and musical potential, regardless of its manufacturer and mechanics, is determined by the people around it.
Is our potential all up to us? How can a piece of furniture that has smothered music in itself break free from its closed lid? What kind of dreamlike creature does the vocation locked inside us and trying to escape with all our might make us?
These questions will be explored in a concert featuring excerpts from the most important pieces of piano music, during which the live music will become a sonic dream of a transformed piece of furniture.
Premier: 2023 08 02 @ConTempo Festival | OFF program