Het Collectief | Chamber Music Quintet
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.

Further planned concerts

20 April 2016 CC Maasmechelen (B)
4 April 2017 De Link Tilburg (NL)


Crippled Symmetry @ Concertgebouw Bruges (B)Crippled Symmetry @ Concertgebouw Bruges (B)

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