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KISS2014 Concert Performances

Recordings from the five concerts of performances at KISS 2014 in Lübeck Germany.

A complete schedule of the sixth annual Kyma International Sound Symposium can be found at kiss2014.symbolicsound.com/detailed-program/

KISS2014 -- Quicksilver (2014): Craig Vear, Sally Doughty, Audrey Riley

Quicksilver (2014) is a composition for dancer, cello, Kyma and projection technology. The piece operates on 2 levels: firstly as an operetta {of sorts} that plays out an imaginary rehearsal of Adrian Leverkühn, the main character of Thomas Mann’s Doktor Faustus (1947), conducting his composition The Lamentation of Doctor Faustus whilst in the final stages of his syphilitic induced death. In this scenario the cellist could be perceived as Mephistopheles, conjuring up sounds and music beyond Leverkühn’s compositional ability. Secondly, as a hypermedial organism in which the boundaries of individuality are blurred through the interaction of digital technology, and creativity is fused selflessly within a lived understanding of a whole instrument.

Thursday 25 September 2014, Musikhochschule Lübeck Große Saal
kiss2014.symbolicsound.com/detailed-program/