Átlátszó Hang New Music Festival 2023 | Broken Silence - Erzsébet Seleljo, Irén Seleljo
Ichiro Nodaira: Arabesque III. (1981) - Hungarian premiere
Zoltán Jeney: Soliloquium Nr. 5. (2016)
Andrius Maslekovas: Splinters of Broken Silence (2018) – premiere
Péter Eötvös: Cadenza (2008/2022) – premiere of the saxophone version
Michael Coleman: Room 857 – Hungarian premiere
József Soproni: Four Pieces (1978)
Edison Denisov: Sonata (1970)
- Erzsébet Seleljo - saxophone
- Irén Seleljo - saxophone
The programme is called to showcase the contemporary music written for saxophone and piano in the past fifty years. The works of Nodaira and Denisov are part of the core saxophone repertoire, the solo piano compositions of Maslekovas and Coleman had been prizewinners of the She Lives – Budapest Prize Composition Competition in 2021. The Four Pieces by József Soproni is a scarcely known and rarely performed composition, and the two solo-saxophone works of the programme, Soliloquium and the saxophone version of Péter Eötvös’ Cadenza show the different shades and colours the instrument is capable producing even on its own.
The connection between these compositions is the importance of silence. Whether it is a fermata or a precisely written out pause, in each of these compositions the silence is just as important as the sounds.
Free entry! Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.