«Transtemporal » – world premiere
Kaan Bulak composition, sound direction
Luise Gentian Baroque harp
Moritz Ter-Nedden violin
From ancient times through to the present, few things have occupied our minds so constantly as the question of existence. Kaan Bulak draws on this source for his composition for the loudspeaker sound-circle in the Festival centre. Inspired for both atmosphere and content by Byzantine Orthodox theology, Zen Buddhism and rituals of the Sufi Order, the artist ventures into singular life-worlds and asks about fundamental links between religions, transcendence and the path into the Unknown. In the work commissioned by the Ludwigsburg Festival, he combines piano meditations and ethereal hymns in sounds of nature with baroque harps, strings and electronics. In the open air, the result is an expressive, contemplative fusion of musical reflections of the world, of time and space, of becoming and passing away. Outcome unknown.
Discover interesting information on Kaan Bulak's composition in the interview with him.