Memory and light

By mrswoolybill
Composer Arvo Pärt described his work thus:
“I could compare my music to white light, which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.”
There's a rather wonderful installation at Belsay Hall, based on Pärt's work. His music plays inside a horseshoe arrangement of glass slats – the glass appears to be clear but at the right angle the ends of the slats show up in colour. Viewed like this they remind me of the strings of a harp.
I shall be uploading from here for the rest of this week.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Music Glass Specialist and abstract Belsay hall

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Comments


bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
25 Nov 2019 8:00AM
like the description of Arvo Pärt

great installation - super capture

oliver
leo_nid 5 12
25 Nov 2019 8:02AM
“All important things in life are simple.”
~ Arvo Pärt, Interview by Geoff Smith
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2019 8:09AM
Thanks early birds and thanks to Ollie for the UA.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 83 Norway
25 Nov 2019 8:21AM
Knowing absolutely nothing about this composer, I turned to everyone's friend, Wiki.
This is what they have to say:

Quote:Arvo Pärt (Estonian, born 11 September 1935) is an Estonian composer of classical and religious music. Since the late 1970s, Pärt has worked in a minimalist style that employs his self-invented compositional technique, tintinnabuli. Pärt's music is in part inspired by Gregorian chant. His most performed works include Fratres (1977), Spiegel im Spiegel (1978), and Für Alina (1976). Since 2011 Pärt has been the most performed living composer in the world.
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 31 Northern Ireland
25 Nov 2019 8:23AM
Fascinating and mildly disturbing 😁
GrinGrinGrinGrinsuper simplicity. Like an absorption spectrum jumbled.
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2019 8:38AM
Interesting, Moira.
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.2k 162 England
25 Nov 2019 8:43AM
Spectral....
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2019 9:00AM
Thanks again folks.
The music is austere, spare; individual notes breaking the silence. That's what I see in the colours.
kaybee 18 8.5k 27 Scotland
25 Nov 2019 9:20AM
A badly strung harp was what went through my mind when I saw the thumbnail.
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
25 Nov 2019 9:30AM
the version is also very very good Wink
25 Nov 2019 9:45AM
Got loads of his stuff, love it. Gregorian Chant for the 21st Century.
clicknimagine Plus
13 1.1k 105 India
25 Nov 2019 10:02AM
Beautiful...
Saastad 3 16 17 Norway
25 Nov 2019 10:51AM
Two very exciting abstract photos!

Arne Smile
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
25 Nov 2019 11:31AM
Well, it is different!
Ian
mistere Plus
9 23 7 England
25 Nov 2019 11:51AM
Thanks Moira. I hadn't heard of Arvo Pärt so i just had a listen to, Spiegel im Spiegel and
Salve Regina, on you tube. Very Inspirational and slightly hypnotic. I'm going back to listen to some more.
Every day's a school day SmileSmile

Dave.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
25 Nov 2019 11:54AM
A lovely and different piece of abstract work, and sounds to be a great experience 👍
Trev 😀
25 Nov 2019 12:27PM
Excellent, Moira. And a very deep inspiring write up.

JohnSmile
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
25 Nov 2019 12:51PM
An interesting concept. I like the version, it seems to bring order out of chaos.
25 Nov 2019 9:58PM
Fascinating images and commentary. Time to get properly acquainted with his music - thanks for the nudge! SmileSmileSmile

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