Highways of silence
Piano Plus project for electroacoustic music starts off with a pioneer performance
7 June, 2018
The Piano Plus project is inspired by the idea that music, as art of sounds, originates from empty acoustic space, as it is based on quietness and silence, just like paintings emerge from a blank canvass.The piano is a king among musical instruments, at least in the European history of music. Ensuing from this fact, a series of concerts of Piano Plus present various forms situating the piano in varied sets of circumstances that illustrate its artistic and communicational capacities.The first event of this sequel will be staged 14 June in the Goethe Institute in Sofia, as the basis for the concept lays a combination of impressionism, electroacoustic music and free improvisation, deepened by authors' visualisation. The second concert will be held 17 October in the Bulgarian National Radio. It will feature the unique Mantra composition for two pianos and electronic instruments, by German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, written in the 1970s and comprising impulses shaping the future of contemporary music.Piano Plus is an author's project by Bulgarian musician and composer Michail Goleminov and is a co-production with Goethe-Institut Bulgaria.The concert programme includes a film show - the first Bulgarian art film accompanied by keyboard music performed by Angela Tosheva, with Monica Yakimova as the film director, as well as a multimedia performance by Michail Goleminov - Gaspard de la Nuit by Maurice Ravel, performances by violinist Biliana Vuchkova, and others. Michail Goleminov is a Bulgarian pianist, conductor and composer who develops projects in the field of contemporary, intuitive and computer-based music. In his works he integrates numerous varied styles and musical genres - from chamber bands and orchestras to electronic music enriched with visual compositions and music graphics.Biliana Vuchkova plays modern classical music. She does not only interpret it but also experiments in her projects with various artistic formats, especially when it comes to music and dance. She mixes both - classical pieces for violin and orchestra, and modern compositions that are frequently written especially for her.In her performances Angela Tosheva artfully combines baroque, classical and contemporary works, presenting them in an inimitable manner. During the last decade, she became esoterically famous for her interpretations of Bartok and Ligeti.