Scene polidimensionali IX, X, XV, XVI / Torso II, III

Cover of the publication »Scene polidimensionali IX, X, XV, XVI / Torso II, III«
Type of publication
Audio CD
Author / Editor
Márton Illés
Publishing house, place
Schott Wergo, Mainz

Born in Hungary, piano studies in Switzerland, composition studies with the German composers Detlev Müller-Siemens and Wolfgang Rihm – Márton Illés’ extremely self-willed intensity of expression is inspired by many different spheres of influence.

This intensity is reflected in his »Scene polidimensionali« in an exemplary way. To Illés, his tonal lines here symbolize individuals who must interact, run parallel and conflict with each other in imaginary theatrical realms. So the voices communicate on a higher level, sending and receiving infinitesimal signals as if along neural pathways.

Illés places different emphases in his »Torso« cycle. Typical of this cycle are motivic splinters and angular rhythmic particles that are subsumed in a rigorously constructed formal design permeated by lines of fracture.

Despite the highly abstract differentiation, Márton Illés views his music as a response to the world and as the consequence of an intuitive confrontation with its superfluity of enticements and hardships. But dialectically woven into this approach is a withdrawal into Illés’ own 'island of sound'. At root, it conceals a »romantic« approach whose acoustical forms remain fully beholden to the here and now.

German, English and French
1 CD + 1 booklet
WER 65842
Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) ; Deutscher Musikrat gemeinnützige Projektgesellschaft mbH
ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

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