World premiere of Silvia Colasanti’s Di tumulti e d’ombre. Studio per Fauston 28th January in Rome (Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli) as part of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia’s 2010/2011 season of chamber music concerts.
Commissioned by the Accademia di Santa Cecilia,Di tumulti e d’ombre, the composer’s second string quartet, has been written for a formidable group of intepreters: the Quartetto di Cremona.
As Colasanti explains, “Di tumulti e d’ombreis a kind of preparatory design for a work of music theatre on a text drawn from F. Pessoa’s ‘Faust’. This narrative poem takes the form of a dramma of the spirit, blocked in its own nihilism, in its own incapacity to love, to feel. Goethe’s idea of consciousness is transformed in Pessoa into the impossibility of knowing, into an anguished meditation on emptiness and the abyss. The quartet of strings thus becomes an immaginary theatrical scene where certain states of human existence, certain modes of expression are presented repeatedly, but given a different colouring on each occasion: an actor that continually puts on different masks and who at the end appears in the pure form of a ghost.”