Tristan Murail is one of the greatest sound wizards in recent music history. His cycle Portulan was inspired by his own memories: places with special significance, objects, encounters, experiences, and so forth. He draws an intimate and understated map of his past, sliding from one nuance to the other. It is not-to-be-missed music for explorers, written for violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, French horn, piano and percussion. It probably won’t be long before you’re on the edge of your seat – trying to hear everything even better.
Tristan Murail: Portulan
Maarten Beirens, 19:45
Het Collectief has long been friends with Festival 20·21. In the last few years they have given brilliant performances of works by Janáček, Schoenberg, Murail and others. But you can always expect good friends to go beyond the call of duty for you, for example, to give their all playing a piece nearly four and a half hours long. Have no doubt, they’ll be there for us, with their characteristic feel for precision and full dedication!