Beyond the sky, beyond the spatial curve

The new dimension © Charles Thibo

Into the blue – into the unknown. The new dimension of contemporary classical music. Making sense of sounds and series of sounds. Sound shapes, sound spaces, sound surfaces. A curve – Rebecca Saunders’s composition for chamber orchestra “Into the Blue” makes me think of curves. Space is curved, and the beginning of this 13-minute-piece sounds like solitary voices in outer space, foolish, alluring – come to me, play with me. If we take this music back to earth, the setting could be a jungle with exotic birds, flirting, singing, piping, trilling.

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