The centrepiece of this year’s concert with the Tyrolean Ensemble Windkraft is Olivier Messiaen’s Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum (We lookfor the resurrection of the dead, text from the liturgical creed). Messiaen wrote this work in memory of the victims of the two world wars – not as a requiem but as a confession of faith. Death? It exists, of course. I for my part place emphasis on the resurrection! Among other things, he integrates the song of the Uirapuru, which – according to legend – a dying person hears in the hour of death. Definitely spiritual is Galina Ustvolskaya’s description of her music, because I have given my all: my soul, my heart. Her Symphony no. 5 (“Amen”) is a musical counterpart to Messiaen. An acoustic and spatial link is provided with Edgar Varèse’s Intégrales and Giacinto Scelsi’s I presagi – which predicts the downfall of the Mayan city in three movements.

Windkraft – Kapelle für Neue Musik
Dir: Kasper de Roo

In cooperation with Windkraft - Kapelle für Neue Musik