World renowned Estonian composer Arvo Part
will visit South Wales for the Vale of Glamorgan festival
Considine's calm, reasoned playing of the hate-filled Richard is at its most chilling when the mass slaughter really starts; but the climax is weak and predictable, accompanied by bleeding chunks of religioso music by Arvo Part
that seem a last ditch attempt to invest the story with some redemptive quality.
Those seeking a more detailed treatment of Part's tintinnabuli music ant its basis in religious tradition will want to consult Paul Hillier's foundational book The Music of Arvo Part
(Oxford Studies of Composers [Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997]).
Pre-existing musical selections, particularly the climactic Arvo Part
composition, complement the action as well as any of the classical pieces employed by Kubrick to drive poor Jack Torrance crazy.
as mournful music (by Arvo Part
, Michael Nyman and other contempo composers) floods the soundtrack.
the music of Arvo Part
, an extraordinary Estonian composer, having recently been to a concert of his in the ruins of Tintern Abbey, a wonderfully moving experience.
Incorporating great recordings of the classical repertoire, as well as new music from all over the world and fitting into genres as wide as jazz, world music, minimalism, experimental sounds, film soundtracks, and on and on, ECM can be epitomised by the sounds of Jarrett or Jan Garbarek or Arvo Part
or Steve Reich, but it can never easily be contained.
The minimalist musical score, drawn from works by Arvo Part
, makes a perfect accompaniment to the movie's tight, highly designed look, which only mellows in the final act with the warmer hues of rural Italy.
Those hardy audience members who braved the outing were rewarded: Wheeldon's 11th ballet for the company, set to two pieces by Arvo Part
(Tabula Rasa and Spiegel im Spiegel), is so full of beauty and invention that it's a shock to learn that it is only 15 minutes long.
Estonian composer Arvo Part
, certainly offers such a vision in many of his spiritually uplifting works.
A huge column of sand spills onto the floor like an open hourglass in Christopher McCollum's sparse, linear set, framed to music by Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and Arvo Part
Swansea-born composer Karl Jenkins had been nominated for best composer of the year but was beaten by Estonian composer Arvo Part
, who won the prize for his Symphony No 4.