Birdsong, Messiaen and Mathematics

Pärnu Eliisabeti kirik, Pärnu, Pärnu maakond, Eesti
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20:00 - 21:00

Pärnu International Organ Festival proudly presents:

Ormar Maidre Aarvik, violin
Jostein Aarvik (Norra), organ 

The famous French 20th century composer Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) considered birds to be great musicians and used many elements of bird song in his music. Combining them with influences from Oriental and antique rhythm patterns, he created a unique sonic language with an added system of note values that presents truly mathematical challenges for musicians.


O.Messiaen, E.Grieg. R, Vaughan Williams, R. Bakke