Having conquered the peaks of Boulez, Ives and Alkan—unscalable for most pianists— de Jager now leads us into the miraculous world of Iannis Xenakis, composer, architect, engineer and polymath.
The five works de Jager has chosen offer not only proof of Xenakis’ bona fide claim to genius, but also a succinct history of new music from 1961 to 1984. Equally at home on piano and harpsichord, de Jager will shine a light on one of the most interesting composers of the recent era.
Xenakis Evryali (1973), for Piano
Xenakis Khoaï (1976), for Harpsichord
Xenakis Mists (1980), for Piano
Xenakis Naama (1984), for Harpsichord
Xenakis Herma (1961), for Piano
Presented in association with Melbourne Recital Centre
This programme was first presented at the 2016 Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music.
PHOTO | Lucia Ondrusova