"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp

"Le rôle de l'artiste créateur est de créer des lois, non pas de suivre celles qui sont déjà faites"
Ferruccio Busoni

"Go, go, go! ... Go! go! ..."
John Lee Hooker


Song without words

A world premiere performance of the work of Yannis Kyriakides titled "Words and Songs without Words".
This work is a response to a quote from Felix Mendelssohn from a letter to to Marc-André Souchay dated 15th of October 1842. In it he explained his position regarding his Songs Without Words cycle, highlighting the opposite view he takes from the norm, regarding the relative meaningfulness of words in relation to music...
This piece explores not only the individual semantic problems of words and music individually but what happens in their combination when the music is forced into a linguistic function.

by Larissa Groeneveld - october 2012
@ Amsterdam Cello Biennale, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam.

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