David Philip Hefti – World premiere in Lausanne (February 2018)

On 26 February 2018 the latest piece by composer David Philip Hefti Prima nocte – Musik zur ersten Nachtwache für Kammerorchester (2017) will have its world premiere by the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, conducted by Kazuki Yamada. The orchestre commissioned the work on the occasion of its 75. Anniversary. Find more information here.

David Philip Hefti clarifies the idea behind the work:

“Prima nocte is the first of four compositions that relate to the Roman vigils. The harmony of the work circles around the themes twilight, night, sphere, dream, insomnia and hallucination. This is how – as the guiding principle of this work – static, moving and iridescent soundscapes develop, which push both the rhythm and the melody into the background. This microtonal music is something I often hear in the twilight state between sleep and insomnia.”

26, 27 February
Lausanne, Salle Métropole
Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Kazuki Yamada
Hefti: Prima nocte – Musik zur ersten Nachtwache für Kammerorchester     

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