With «Schattenfarbe», the Mondrian Ensemble presents a programme that is intense in its energy but nuanced and structured in its spatiality and musicality.
The Austrian composer Wolfram Schurig will compose a new piano quartet for the Mondrian Ensemble that - in contrast to the majority of his recent works - dispenses with any extra-musical reference: autonomous music in the radical sense.
The composer writes about his new work: «Here there are pitches, intervals, durations, rhythms, timbres, as well as control processes - or let's call them rules in simplified terms - that relate the musical elements to each other and bring them into flow. The aim is the autonomy of the musical work of art as a living being that is capable of establishing communication with its counterpart by its own power. The composer is part of - not the creator of - this living system.»