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Piano Recital: Xenia Pestova Bennett performs Hans Otte's "Book of Sounds"

Bangor Carnegie Library, 80 Hamilton Road, Bangor, Down, BT20 4LH
Pianist Xenia Pestova Bennett


Acclaimed pianist Xenia Pestova Bennett performs Hans Otte's beautiful and healing work for solo piano, 'The Book of Sounds'.

Seductive, beguiling, spiritual, scintillating and transformative: The 'Book of Sounds' by the elusive German composer and pianist Hans Otte takes the listener on a mysterious, immersive and meditative journey. Influenced by Zen Buddhism and the idea of healing through sound, the music invites each of us to discover our own resonance.

Presented by the acclaimed pianist Xenia Pestova Bennett and lasting just over one hour, this major work is in twelve continuous movements, demanding unparalleled stamina and concentration from the performer. Ranging from minimalist to virtuosic and at times reminiscent of Satie, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, early John Cage, Keith Jarrett and even Scriabin, this unusual masterpiece defies classification and has to be experienced.

The composer writes: "This "Book of Sounds" rediscovers the listener as a partner of sound and silence, who in the best for his world, wishes for once to be totally at one with sound. The "Book of Sounds" rediscovers the piano as an instrument of timbre and tuneful sound with all its possibilities of dynamics, colour and resonance. This "Book of Sounds" rediscovers playing as the possibility of experiencing oneself in sound, of becoming at one in time and space with all the sounds around one. This "Book of Sounds" rediscovers a world of consonant experience which could only now be written because of a totally changed consciousness of sounds on earth."


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