Matias Vestergård is represented at the Danish festival, Festival & Friends, with two performances, including the world premiere of IMMACULATE HEART.
The composer writes about the new piece:
“IMMACULATE HEART arose from the possibility of writing for a gentle and subdued combination of instruments: alto flute, basset clarinet, flugelhorn and harp. The title relates to a concept from the Catholic Church about the inner life of the Virgin Mary and a phrase from the Gospel of Luke (chapter 2 verse 19) that has always moved me: But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. From the title and the instrumentation, grew what is probably my most meditative and heartfelt work.”
IMMACULATE HEART is performed by Zachary Hatcher, harp; Joachim Beccera Thomsen, flute, Victor Koch Jensen, trumpet and Mathias Kjøller, clarinet Saturday 23 July 19:30 in KoncertKirken, Copenhagen.
Matias Vestergård's OBSTACLE for cello and piano is performed by Jonathan Swensen, cello and Lea Han, piano Friday 22 July 22:15 in KoncertKirken, Copenhagen.
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Festival & Friends did a short interview with the composer. Find it here >>