Italian Premiere: Moritz Eggert‘s “Pulse” in Florence

Moritz Eggert‘s orchestral work “Pulse”, composed in the year 2001, will now be given its Italian premiere on 17 December 2015 in Florence. The Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino will perform the work under the direction of Zubin Mehta at the Opera di Firenze.

Zubin Mehta was also the conductor of the world premiere of “Pulse” on 17 November 2011 in Munich. At that time the Indian-born Mehta conducted the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra at the Gasteig.

Moritz Eggert describes this work commissioned by the Munich Philharmonic as follows:
“Music as a journey through the subconscious, through the noises of one’s own body. Built only on a continuous pulse, like a heartbeat. This pulse is not regular, but accelerates and decelerates as with a marathon runner, as in an act of lovemaking. The pulse of the mother is the first noise that we perceive in our lives; it is absolutely the most archetypical noise. A piece about pulse is also a piece about the beginning of hearing. Lines of notes are treated like blood vessels through which flows a constant stream comprised of tones.
There goes along with this a rejection of all conventional organisation or traditional compositional techniques; basically, the piece consciously remains in a sound space that also penetrates individual details. The music is corporeal, not abstract. It is an attempt to define a new kind of hearing; the pulse functions here like a red thread that one can follow if one engages oneself in this hearing.“

17 December 2015
Florence
Opera di Firenze, 8 PM
Italian premiere: Moritz Eggert
“Pulse” for orchestra
Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Zubin Mehta (direction)

 

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