Moving On Music present an evening with Xenia Pestova Bennett and Ed Bennett, performing Karlheinz Essl's Gold.Berg.Werk.
Pioneering Austrian composer Karlheinz Essl offers a radical reinterpretation of Bach's Goldberg Variations. Time-stretched harmonies are manipulated in real time and played back through spatialised loudspeakers in between the variations played by virtuoso pianist Xenia Pestova Bennett, bringing together baroque and contemporary sound worlds.
This new reimagining of Bach’s vision juxtaposes the variations in a new strictly symmetrical structure which reflects the binary form of the original aria (a microcosm within a macrocosm with binary divisions commonly found in digital systems).
No two performances are the same due to the live algorithmic generation of the electronic interludes. Gold.Berg.Werk transcends itself and becomes a new piece in its own right, creating a sense of space and distance unimaginable in Bach's time.
Keeping you safe
Entry to the performance will be by ticket only and tickets must be purchased in advance of the performance.
This performance is on sale with reduced seating capacity to manage social distancing. Seating will be allocated in advance of your visit by the box office team in compliance with COVID restrictions. Audience members must remain seated in their allocated seat and adhere to social distancing with those outside of their bubble.
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