TIME LEAP. The concert
Concert TIME LEAPConcert design: Walter Rumer 05.04.2019 07.00 PMFree entrance
Music from the 17th century, improvisation and new contemporary music by and featuring Anne Marie Dragosits (harpsichord), Claudia Norz (violin), Walter Rumer (double bass), Midori Seiler (violin) and Christian Wegscheider (piano). Concert design: Folkert Uhde.
“Drawing inspiration from Orly Zailer’s work, in my program I use the technique of thematic juxtaposition. Just as in Zailer’s case, Innsbruck—in situ—is the focal point of the action.
Through 17th-century and modern music, the ensemble creates references to Zailer’s work, using its own language to weave multiple types of thread in various ways.
The toccata as a musical form is ideal as a carrier of musical ideas. Thanks to its improvisational character and harmonic audacity, it is an ambassador of modern as well as early music. Unpredictable by nature, the toccata maintains a dialogue with the unknown. As a result, noticeable similarities between the musical images of the past and present become apparent. While modern music can be imitative, with poses, comments and improvisation, in the musical portraits from the early baroque, the affected may in some cases sound imitative, but in other cases there may be charming variations. Images of the beautiful and the simple appear and seek out the similar. Sometimes nimble tirades with impressively virtuoso phrases establish their own independence and are then reproduced in the spirit of the modern Zeitgeist. One can hear the same and the different, with occasional moralising subjective ideas which then— happily—get lost in their counterparts.”