Lanza in Amsterdam, Kiel and Vienna

A new piece by Mauro Lanza, Number Nine for ensemble, will be premiered in Amsterdam on 4th February.
When Feb 04, 2010 04:45 PM to
Feb 07, 2010 04:45 PM
Where Amsterdam, Kiel and Vienna
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Mauro LanzaA new piece by Mauro Lanza, Number Nine for ensemble, commissioned by Klangforum Wien to celebrate its 20th anniversary will be premiered at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam on 4th February (also on 5th in Kiel and 7th in Vienna).

The idea, explains Lanza, derives from certain thoughts that Michael Shermer expressed on a hoax that Paul McCartney died in 1966 and was substituted by a look-alike. Certain evidence is said to be found in the Beatles’ Revolution 9, where the voice which enunciates ‘number nine’ three times, if played backwards, supposedly says turn me on, dead man. Another source of inspiration are the thoughts Arnold Schoenberg expressed on his Kammersymphonie op. 9 in a lesson conducted in 1949 in which he reflected on the miraculous role of our subconscious, the same subconscious that induces us to seek ordered and familiar patterns in disorder and to mistakenly associate objects or shapes of an arbitrary form with known forms.

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