Tan Dun | Violin Concerto: Fire Ritual
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Synopsis

Fire Ritual is composed for two orchestras representing Mankind and Mother Nature. In Fire Ritual an ensemble of nine wind players is placed in the audience while the rest of the orchestra sits on stage, the two engaging in a series of questions and answers. The Shaman of this ritual is the conductor, simultaneously dir

ecting the on-stage and off-stage musicians. However, the bridge between the two orchestras is the Prophet, represented by the solo violinist who emerges from the audience at the beginning of the piece and slowly makes her way onstage.

Fire Ritual unfolds and extends from a single note D (‘re’ on the solfège scale). Re is a prefix used with the meaning ‘again’: REnew, REstart, REsurrect… As a ritual and ceremonial rite, the work is centered on the note ‘re’, calling for the REturn of souls and the REbirth of all victims of war so that they may RElive another life, and love once more.

Eldbjørg Hemsing – Tan Dun: Fire Ritual (Trailer)

Beyond excited to share with you the trailer for my upcoming recording release on BIS Records with my dear friend Tan Dun and the Oslo-Filharmonien!A recording that puts in the center a new violin concerto "Fire Ritual – A music ritual for the Victims of War" that I had the honour to premiere together with Tan Dun, who dedicated the work to me. Fire Ritual unfolds and extends from a single note D (‘re’ on the solfège scale) – Re is a prefix used with the meaning ‘again’: REnew, REstart, REsurrect… As a ritual and ceremonial rite, the work is centred on the note ‘re’, calling for the REturn of souls and the REbirth of all victims of war so that they may RElive another life, and love once more.Apart from the novely, you can also enjoy a fantastic concerto "Rhapsody and Fantasia" that will take you on a journey back to Tan Dun's childhood with the Peking opera tradition and all the way to the urban streets of New York, New York and it's Hip-Hop influences.I hope you will enjoy the trailer and this very special recording. You can listen to it exclusively as a pre-release on Apple Music / @iTunes from January 18th! Link to pre-release: https://lnk.to/fireritual

Posted by Eldbjørg Hemsing on Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Year

2018
Duration

30 Minutes
Instrumentation

22224.2+pictpt.3.1timp.4percstr (woodwinds, piccolo trumpet in audience)
World Premiere

Sept 19, 2018
Oslo, Norway
Oslo Philharmonic
Eldbjørg Hemsing, violin
Tan Dun, conductor
Other Performances

Feb 6, 2019
New York, NY
New York Philharmonic
Bomsori Kim, violin
Kahchun Wong, conductor

Sept 26, 2019 - Mar 2020
New York, NY
New York City Ballet
Andrew Litton, conductor
More Info
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