Rafael Payare and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Premiere Thomas Larcher's Time
Sep. 26, 2022
On September 15-17, the Orchestre symphonique di Montreal, under the baton of Rafael Payare, gave the world premiere performances of Thomas Larcher's Time at the Maison symphonique de Montréal. Larcher describes his latest work:
"Every piece of music takes time into calculation. There are millions of ways to do that, but it always has to be done. Here, the treatment of time has been an underlying concept: Form is established through tensions evoked by ‘changing’ time (seemingly prolonging or compressing it) rather than motivic or even harmonic development. The treatment of rhythm has also been determined by sensing what a listener is really able to hear, to digest in a tiny or large amount of time. Thinking about time intensely has provoked a form which is open, as a piece of music can only ever be a cutout of ever-flowing time."
Additional performances of Time will take place later this season in San Diego (November), Hamburg (February), and Amsterdam (March). Listen to a performance by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal's on Medici.tv here.
Listen to Thomas Larcher's Piano Concerto (2020-21):
(Piano Concerto/Thomas Larcher/Kirill Gerstein, piano/Berliner Philharmoniker/Semyon Bychkov)