Morton Feldman's last composition, performed by dissonArt Ensemble.
Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello was completed in 1987; although its instrumentation largely corresponds to that of Piano and String Quartet, with one instead of two violins, it differs in almost every other respect from the composition written only two years earlier, for here, in contrast to Piano and String Quartet, Feldman makes every effort to integrate the piano into the string section, and the basic formal components of the composition are no longer staves, as they were in Piano and String Quartet, but individual bars... ...From a compositional point of view, the essential change that transfers the "monolithic block" of late orchestral works such as Coptic Light and For Samuel Beckett to chamber music instrumentation is that the material, already largely homogeneous, is rearranged not in whole systems but in small-part permutations, so that the systems and pages no longer represent periods or sections, and a continuous musical progression emerges with a much reduced internal structure compared to previous works.
Featuring Lenio Liatsou (piano), Theodor Patsalidis (violin), Chara Seira (viola), Vassills Saitis (violoncello).
The American composer Morton Feldman (1926-1987) is a key figure in modern music. He was a pioneer, with John Cage
, of aleatoric music and indeterminate music, and in requiring improvisation.
One of the top new music ensembles in Greece the ensemble dissonArt was founded in 2005 around a core of eight soloists and associated partners, with a flexible internal structure. The ensemble has closely collaborated with composers of international prestige such as Beat Furrer, Manos Tsangaris, Augustino di Scipio, Barblina Meierhans, Georges Aperghis, Younghi Pagh-Paan, George Koumendakis, Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Simone Movio, Carola Bauckholt and Christian Wolff