Hans Otte's "Book of Sounds"

Hans Otte's "Book of Sounds"

Thursday, 8 June 2023, 7.00pm
Added by XeniaPestova

Acclaimed pianist Xenia Pestova Bennett performs Hans Otte's beautiful and healing work for solo piano, ‘The Book of Sounds’.

Seductive, beguiling, spiritual, scintillating and transformative: The ‘Book of Sounds’ by the elusive German composer and pianist Hans Otte takes the listener on a mysterious, immersive and meditative journey. Influenced by Zen Buddhism and the idea of healing through sound, the music invites each of us to discover our own resonance.

The composer writes: “This "Book of Sounds" rediscovers the listener as a partner of sound and silence, who in the best for his world, wishes for once to be totally at one with sound. The "Book of Sounds" rediscovers the piano as an instrument of timbre and tuneful sound with all its possibilities of dynamics, colour and resonance. This "Book of Sounds" rediscovers playing as the possibility of experiencing oneself in sound, of becoming at one in time and space with all the sounds around one. This "Book of Sounds" rediscovers a world of consonant experience which could only now be written because of a totally changed consciousness of sounds on earth.”

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Added by XeniaPestova on 24 May 2023

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