Together with Korzo, Matangi Quartet stages a new festival for ‘unheard of’ music: (UN)heard Music festival. A brand new, multidisciplinary classical music festival for works that deserve more attention. This first edition features music by the Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov. In addition to masterpieces from Silvestrov ’s oeuvre, four works receive their premiere.
Valentin Silvestrov decided to compose tonally in 1971. Coincidentally, Simeon ten Holt made the same decision that year. This choice resulted in very inspired and powerful music that is not often performed. The opening concert presents a number of Silvestrov ’s famous Silent Songs, combined with known and unknown works by Simeon ten Holt, Vladimir Godar, and Alfred Schnittke. De Dutch Don’t Dance Division dances a wonderful ‘pas-de-deux’ to Ground by Vladimir Godar.