Wednesday 17 January 2024, 7.30pm

Contemplating Morty – Day Two

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Contemplating Morty
‘.…soft because softness is compelling…..’ (Cornelius Cardew)

A retrospective of the music for piano and strings by the hugely influential composer Morton Feldman. His quiet, intimate, and luminous compositions weave sounds inspired by both his relationships with visual arts and obsession with Persian tapestries.
Violinist Darragh Morgan has spent the past 25 years experimenting in his performance approach to these compositions; vibrato free and using a baroque bow, creating a unique sensitivity of touch and a lightness to Feldman’s dynamic timbres.

‘The actual performance has a fascinating tension…when it’s over you’re not changed, exactly, but you’re a slightly different person just the same.’ – The Wire


Darragh Morgan / violin
Nic Pendlebury / viola
Tim Gill / cello
Mary Dullea / piano

Piano, violin, viola, cello (1987)