Ejnar Kanding's new string quartet Harmonices Mundi (The harmony of the world) is inspired by Johannes Kepler's book with the same title written in Latin in 1599-1619. The composer explains:
"I try to interpret Harmonices Mundi in tones and timbres that can interact with the human consciousness in the present - a spiritual communication so to speak. When Kepler uses the expression harmony, it refers not only to the musical definition but rather a much wider definition including congruence in nature and the mutual impact between celestial bodies and the Earth."
In his interpretation, Kanding works with semi-regular harmonic symmetries and geometrical structures. The musical interpretation is closely connected to a mythological understanding of the five classical planets, the Sun and the Moon.
Harmonices Mundi is dedicated to Rudersdal Kammersolister who will premiere the piece Friday 18 February, 19:00 at a concert in MillFactory NuVenue in Copenhagen.
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