F******-Gran Torso

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19:37 min.

INSTRUMENTATION/MEDIA: 2-ch audio playback

Classical contemporary music has experienced (and is experiencing) a progressive alienation in society. This diagnosis prompts the artists to take actions that go beyond the academic schema, to use pop culture and tools associated with popular music like sampling and remix.


Masterpieces of the music from the second half of the 20th century - in this case, the string quartet "Gran Torso" by Helmut Lachenmann - are creatively reinterpreted. In front of the icons of 20th-century music, stands their opposition and "threat". However, maybe it is the only chance to save contemporary classical music, to make artists, academics, and audiences aware that it is time to get back to reality.