Silence with your ASO

Silence with your ASO
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Silence with your ASO

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To celebrate International Day of Yoga on the Winter Solstice the ASO presents a concert with a difference.

Musicians in the western world know that there are 12 notes in the musical alphabet.

There is, however, the seldom acknowledged 13th note. Yet it has always existed, and some of our greatest composers have used it to astonishing effect.

The space between the two sets of four notes in the opening bars of Beethoven’s iconic 5th Symphony is that 13th note. The note is silence.

As zero is to maths, silence is to music.

Silence is everywhere but hidden. It is both peaceful and discomforting.

All sensory stimuli are dependent on their opposites for their existence; heat needs cold, rough needs smooth, and so on. This concert extends the paradox, demonstrating how the world of silence can only be accessed through sound.

Silence, as performed by the ASO, is a meditation and symphony concert in one. The 60-minute event, with no interval, features 43 ASO musicians playing works by Debussy, Grieg, Elgar and Pärt, and introduced by Rainer Jozeps. It culminates with one of the 20th Century’s most disconcerting, and rarely played compositions, 4’ 33” by John Cage.

Rather than mindfulness meditation on the breath, the music itself becomes the object of meditation. Through the music of the 20th and 21st Centuries, the audience finally enters the peaceful, yet discomforting world of silence.

 

Note

In this Adelaide premiere, the audience is asked to remain silent throughout (including no applause), to sit and contemplate sound in a unique fashion.

For the more adventurous, let the music wash over you while you sit or lie on a yoga mat place (perhaps in a ‘savasana’ pose?). Premium tickets are yoga mats, A Reserve tickets are seated.

 

Yoga mats generously supplied by lululemon

lululemon’s  purpose is to elevate the world by unleashing the full potential within every one of us.

Program to include

  • Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
  • Elgar Sospiri
  • Koehne To His Servant Bach God Grants a Final Glimpse
  • Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No 2: Solveig’s Song
  • Edwards Veni Creator Spiritus: 1. Puro e tranquillo
  • John Tavener The Lamb
  • Debussy (Arr. Caplet) Claire de Lune
  • Richter On the Nature of Daylight
  • Cage 4’33”

Details

  • 60 mins Duration* Due to the nature of live music, the duration listed is an estimate only.
  • No interval Interval
  • Grainger Studio Location

"The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between."

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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