Friedrich Cerha

Für Marino (gestörte Meditation)

Title
Für Marino (gestörte Meditation)
Subtitle
for piano
Duration
14:30
Number of performers
1
Instrumentation
Marino Formenti · piano
Composition year(s)
2010
World premiere
2011-10-29
Vienna, Wien Modern
Comment of the composer on the work

I first played music by Morton Feldman in 1959 with David Tudor; what fascinated me most about Feldman was his sensitive, gentle way of handling pitches. I found that again in Marino Formenti’s love of the meditative side of this music; in November 2010 I wrote a piece for him which could also be seen as an homage to Feldman.

The world it depicts – introverted, sensitive and focused on itself alone – is disrupted again and again by hectic, brutal events; that reflects the need I have to avoid absolutising that world and to refrain from celebrating mere submersion.

Friedrich Cerha

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