Carolin Pook “pezzettino 8“ (us, de, il, jp, fr, es, at, sk, is)
Carolin Pook_vl, dr, cond | Hannah Weirich_vl | Yael Barolsky_vl | Sabine Akiko Ahrendt_vl | Lola Rubio_vl | Irene Kepl_vl | Zuzana Leharová_vl | Una Sveinbjarnardóttir_vl
Since January this year, Carolin Pook lives in Moers as ninth ‘Improviser in Residence’ to ‘carry the spirit of the festival’. When we introduced her to the public in Moers at her first day on the job, anyone could sense how much she was looking forward to filling out this task. She organised her first concerts in no time, and got in touch with the most important players in the Moers cultural scene. She came up with something special for her opening concert at this year’s festival.
‘Pezzettino 8’ is an approx. 40-minute musical arrangement for violins and percussive instruments of any kind, performed by eight musicians. It has been composed for moers festival 2016 by Carolin Pook (violin/percussion/conducter) who assembled an international ensemble of solo artists with different musical backgrounds for it. Each part is specifically arranged for each musician. The different parts keep on merging into a collage of pulsing sounds with individual solo passages breaking out. The continuously growing soundscape of violins and percussions tries to describe a simple moment in time and its often slow-paced creation process. It leads up to a sudden and relieving awareness that we are all but a ‘pezzettino’. A tiny morsel of something, a pixel, a puzzle piece, a grain of sand, a dust particle, an organism in one universe, one universe of many.