MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

Matthias Pintscher Premiere

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Tomorrow’s program at the Boulez Saal in Berlin brings the world premiere of the new commission Nur by Matthias Pintscher, along with his early work Verzeichnete Spur and Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp. Here’s my essay for the program:

The complex phenomena associated with a dialogue—musical, social, intellectual, emotional—inform the core of Matthias Pintscher’s musical thinking, whether in his guise as composer, conductor, or teacher. In an interview with the immunologist Jacques Banchereau on the topic of creative inspiration, Pintscher remarked that “these musical objects start talking and erasing each other or clashing and transforming, and then you start developing the drama, the narrative, the story.”

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Filed under: Matthias Pintscher, Pierre Boulez Saal

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