...a country (Hungary) whose population, even today, is barely over ten million has produced so many musicians and so much outstanding music. I am grateful for having been born and trained there.

Sir Georg Solti
Amadinda 35

18 May 2019, 22.45-23.59

Solti Hall

Amadinda 35

Night Meditation

John Cage: Four4

Amadinda Percussion Group: Károly Bojtos, Aurél Holló, Zoltán Rácz, Zoltán Váczi

Night Meditation: this is the title of the late evening closing concert celebrating the 35th anniversary of Amadinda Percussion Group, when we hear a 72-minute-long work by one of the 20th century’s most significant innovators of music. John Cage’s Four4 was written especially for the ensemble and completed in 1991, just one year before he died. It is characterized by limitless openness in several senses of the word: it places great freedom in the hands of the performers; it does not specify the range of instruments to be used. On the other hand, it engenders great openness in the imagination of audiences: the sound, the quiet and the noise make up a variable structure in which the empire of ‘musical sound’ in the traditional sense and the wider environmental boundaries are almost blurred.

 

 

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets:

HUF 1 900 (holders of tickets for the Amadinda concert in the Grand Hall earlier the same day receive a 50% discount)