‘UROBORUS’ at the Beethoven Festival
Bundesjugendorchester plays Param Vir’s UROBORUS |
from THE THEATRE OF MAGICAL BEINGS
A summit meeting for young Indian and German musicians
CAMPUS PROJECT 2018
With works by Philip Glass, Param Vir, Bernhard Schimpelsberger / Rakesh Chaurasia and others
Leslie Suganandarajah Conductor
Raga (melody) und tala (rhythm) are the basic elements of India’s classical music. Unlike its western counterpart, this sonic cosmos does without harmony – a fact that has brought creative responses from composers such as Philip Glass and Param Vir. All the more interesting, then, is the confluence of these two worlds of music, as arranged by Deutsche Welle and the Beethovenfest in their annual ‘Campus Project’. The German National Youth Orchestra will join forces with a percussion ensemble consisting of five Indian and five German musicians in search of connection links.
About The Theatre of Magical Beings
Four beings manifest in an internal theatrical space. The music has been approached through archetype rather than narrative. There are no illustrative stories to be dramatised – the theatre lies only in the play of energy.
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