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“tiefenrausch” - New String Quartet by Marko Nikodijevic

The new work “tiefenrausch” for string quartet by the Serbian composer Marko Nikodijevic was commissioned by the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) for the series “Rising Stars”. It will receive its world premiere at the Barbican Centre in London on 19 October 2016 performed by the Armida Quartet, whose members are Martin Funda (violin), Johanna Staemmler (violin), Teresa Schwamm (viola) and Peter Philipp Staemmler (violoncello).

Marko Nikodijevic comments on the creation of his work “tiefenrausch”:
“During my stay at the Deutsches Studienzentrum in Venice from July to September 2016 I am writing my first String Quartet with the title ‘tiefenrausch’. It is a work commissioned by the European Concert Hall Organisation for the wonderful Armida Quartet.
Tiefenrausch (Rapture of the Deep) is a narcosis-like condition that begins from a diving depth of about 30 metres. Characteristics for this intoxicating condition range from an initial tranquillity and impaired logical reasoning through to euphoria, claustrophobia, acoustic hallucinations, tunnel vision, vertigo and paranoia, right up to loss of consciousness and, in extreme cases, even death.
Musically the new piece is a continuation of the voyage of discovery into psychedelic worlds of my previous pieces such as ‘GHB / tanzaggregat’ and ‘K-hole / schwarzer horizont’”

19 October 2016
London
Barbican Centre, Milton Court Concert Hall, 7 PM
World premiere: Marko Nikodijevic
“tiefenrausch” for string quartet
Armida Quartet: Martin Funda (violin), Johanna Staemmler (violin), Teresa Schwamm (viola), Peter Philipp Staemmler (violoncello)

 

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