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When

Sun 7 Feb, 7.30PM - BOOK

 

1hr 30min no interval



Price

Standard $47.50
Friends $41
Includes BOCS booking fee

 

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CANTO OSTINATO

BY SIMEON TEN HOLT

PERTH INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL IN ASSOCIATION WITH TURA NEW MUSIC PRESENTS

Experience a unique Festival event as five pianists on five grand pianos present a cult sensation that has been performed in concert halls, art galleries and railway stations across Europe: Canto Ostinato.

No two performances are ever alike, the players dictating moment to moment how the work's 106 short cells – its musical DNA – will be played. Their decisions transform a deceptively simple score into lyrical grandeur, the music evolving into a hypnotically repeating, gently undulating sonic tapestry.

More a ritual experience than a regular concert, Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt spent three years refining this distinctive creation. Described as the musical love child of Philip Glass and Rachmaninov, Canto Ostinato has won over audiences with luscious harmonies that evolve, merge and diverge in a mystical circle of sound.

PERFORMED BY Michael Kieran Harvey, Emily Green-Armytage, Adam Pinto, Elizabeth Drake, Caroline Almonte