This was an amazing concert. The Basel Sinfonietta under Stefan Asbury and Geneviève Strosser (viola) performed Gérard Grisey’s Les Espaces Acoustiques at the Salzburg Festival. Having thought a lot about an aethetics of spacial music listening I found yesterday’s concert to be a perfect stimulus. It was incredible to hear this piece in its entirety and live, played by such fine musicians.
As I have outlined elsewhere the Kontinente Series has some other promising programs to offer. Tonight we will hear Marc Ribot and the Ensemble Dissonanzen. This should be an interesting experience as well. Tickets are still available!