The world premiere of Alberto Colla’s Nocturnal Tears for three guitars and orchestra will be performed at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall by the Piñeiro Nagy Trio and the Albany Symphony Orchestra on 12th February in Troy (NY). The conductor will be David Alan Miller.
Nocturnal Tears (as its title suggests) is a composition in which Alberto Colla expresses his inner thoughts and feelings about the superficiality of the world today. Below we reproduce excerpts of what the composer himself has said about the work: Seven notes, a key signature of E major, three guitars, an orchestra made up of strings, brass instruments and a vibraphone, the simplest of things, stripped bare, to safeguard a moment of intimate commotion. These tears are nocturnal tears; each of us can read in them what needs to be read. Our times are as drenched in extreme events as they are sapped of tears; saturated, yet silent. Art is ever more cynical, ironic and detached in an academism without tears, an erudition that kills emotion. In the reigning scientism crying is not part of the discipline; it makes no contribution to understanding.