© Georges Rousse
© Georges Rousse

Martino Traversa — The lost horizon

Compared to the most recent compositions of the former years, whose common denominator was attributable to a sort of "utopian poststructuralism" (Gaetano Mercadante), this piece looks for a possible "third way". The result is a different musical conception that comes out of a repossession of the past, consisting in particular in a re-reading of the works of twentieth-century French great artists and musicians. The purpose is to regenerate musical discourse, also through a reinvention of syntactic mechanisms that best respond to the linguistic complexity of contemporary music, free from the conditioning of a lexicon and gestures (alas) now too much abused. Nevertheless, these mechanisms are also distant from solutions that are both simplistic and poor in content. Everything on track with the great European musical and cultural tradition.

The lost horizon is a piece for trumpet and ensemble written for Anders Nyqvist and Klangforum Wien.

—Martino Traversa, 2019

 in Werke
15 September 2019
6.00 p.m.
Essen, Welterbe Zollverein, Salzlager Ruhrtriennale Roses from the South UA

As a concert finale Klangforum Wien presents Roses from the South. Two waltzes by Johann Strauss, in wonderful arrangements by Arnold Schönberg, frame the concert.

Johann Strauß / Arnold Schönberg Lagunenwalzer op. 411
Pierluigi Billone — Ebe und Anders
Anton WebernSymphonie op. 21
Martino Traversa — The lost horizon
world premiere
Giacomo PucciniCrisantemi
Clara Iannotta D’après
Salvatore SciarrinoArcheologia di telefono
Johann Strauß / Arnold SchönbergRosen aus dem Süden op. 388

Anders Nyqvist, trumpet
Mikael Rudolfsson, trombone
Yaron Deutsch, electric guitar

conductor: Sylvain Cambreling