Not only ecologically is the death of bees a dramatic loss, states the introduction to the work: "It is also an acoustic loss," says Vito Žuraj. "It has become silent in the flowering meadows. Especially the bees are missing with their different sounds, when they drink nectar very quietly or when they fly around. But also the bumblebee - the five-stringed double bass among insects. Agile strings, but also buzzing brass mouthpieces and various percussion instruments are very suitable to reflect this variety of sounds."more
Humming and Silence
With his work Api-danza macabra, Vito Žuraj addresses the explosive topic of bee mortality. The WDR Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Cristian Măcelaru, premiered the commissioned composition this summer.
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The series of concerts celebrating Friedrich Cerha's 95th birthday culminated in August: the monumental Spiegel cycle was performed at the Salzburg Festival by the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under Ingo Metzmacher. We celebrate the anniversary with a collection of portrait articles, current links, and his video interview for the Stadtjournal wien.at.