Marion Von Tilzer

Marion von Tilzer – Songs of Change


De componiste en pianiste Marion von Tilzer liet zich inspireren door de Chinese ‘I Tjing’, het klassieke ‘Book of Change’. Zij schreef in 2019 voor cello en piano ‘Ten Songs of Change’, die symbool staan voor verschillende elementen in de natuur. De cyclus verscheen op cd bij het label TRPTK en is te beluisteren tijdens een tournee in augustus 2021. Tijdens elke concert maakt kunstenares Loi Che Rakhorst live kalligrafieën van gedichten uit de Tang-dynastie. Die zijn na afloop van elk concert te bewonderen.

Marion von Tilzer: “Ten Songs of Change is a Concert Poem. It is based on the Yi Jing, the ancient Chinese book of wisdom, possibly the oldest book on the planet. Like other monuments of human culture, it was a cooperative effort spanning many centuries. The oldest ideas in the book were probably handed down by the elders of nomadic tribes. These early authors observed the stars and tides, plants and animals, various cycles of natural events, as well as patterns of relationship in families and societies, the practice of business, craft of government and the grim art of warfare and the eternal human dramas of love, ambition, conflict and honour. And instead of creating a fixed chart of the cosmos, they put together a guide to the way things change: a fluid interconnected system of relations: the 8 trigrams and 64 hexagrams.
My inspiration for the music came from the emotional aspects attributed to the eight trigrams, which form the basic elements in nature. During the process of writing the music, something special happened: the energy of each trigram I was composing the music for, appeared in various areas of my life. Having such tangible experience of the trigrams enabled me to transform the experience in a very direct way into music. The order of the trigrams presented in our performance forms an entire cycle of day and night, as each trigram also represents a specific time of day. We begin and end at nighttime.”

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    • De Duif, Amsterdam
    • vrijdag 30 juli 2021 om 20:00
    • Buddhist Temple, Amsterdam
    • vrijdag 6 augustus 2021 om 20:00
    • Kloosterhuis, Sambeek
    • zondag 8 augustus 2021 om 14:00
    • zondag 8 augustus 2021 om 16:00
    • Nieuw Sion, Diepenveen
    • zaterdag 14 augustus 2021 om 16:00
    • zaterdag 14 augustus 2021 om 19:00
    • Soefitempel, Katwijk
    • zondag 15 augustus 2021 om 14:00
    • zondag 15 augustus 2021 om 16:00
    • Vredeskerkje, Bergen aan Zee
    • donderdag 19 augustus 2021 om 17:00
    • donderdag 19 augustus 2021 om 19:00
    • Luthersekerk, Maastricht
    • vrijdag 27 augustus 2021 om 19:00
    • vrijdag 27 augustus 2021 om 21:00
    • Synagoge, Delft
    • zondag 29 augustus 2021 om 00:00
    • Marion von Tilzer
    • TRPTK
  • Solo/duo