Het Collectief | Chamber Music Quintet

Morton Feldman ::: 'For Philip Guston' - 'Crippled Symmetry'

Het Collectief
Klaas Verpoest
Morton Feldman
Crippled Symmetry
Crippled Symmetry
Crippled Symmetry


Morton Feldman (1926‑1987) counts as one of the most colourful figures of the American avant‐garde of the nineteen sixties. He developed an original and recognizable style, in which seemingly arbitrary and often-minimalistic musical events succeed each other in a slow and often infinitely drawn‑out movement. This moves the listener to a higher level of consciousness, in which time and space become tangible realities.

In ‘Crippled Symmetry’ (1983), a hallucinating trip of no less than ninety minutes, Morton Feldman manages to create a universe in which three musicians are playing a meticulously written out score in the same tempo, in spite of the composer’s request not to synchronize the parts. The result of this pioneering experiment is the creation of a soundscape in which, accidentally or not, the vivid colours of flute, celesta, piano, vibraphone and glockenspiel are merged.

The music will be accompanied by interactive images by videast Klaas Verpoest.

Thomas Dieltjens, piano & celesta
Toon Fret, flute
Tom De Cock, vibraphone & glockenspiel
Klaas Verpoest, video – motion design

2019.02.23 Concertgebouw Bruges (B) - For Philip Guston, FELDMAN M. - première
2017.10.14 Le Senghor Etterbeek (B)
2017.04.04 De Link in het Cenakel Tilburg (NL)
2016.04.20 CC Maasmechelen (B)
2016.04.14 MIRY-zaal Ghent (B)
2014.11.08 Concertgebouw Bruges (B) - première