Vers le Mystère
The program encompasses a set of piano pieces by Alexander Scriabin, from the middle and late periods of his legacy: particularly miniatures with programmed titles, such as “Fragilité”, “Danse Languide”, “Énigma”, “Désir”, “Caresse Dansée”, “Guirlandes”, “Flammes Sombres” among others. Each of these miniatures represents a transient character that is very unique and poignant. The 20 works by Alexander Scriabin, from Opp. 45, 49, 51, 52, 56, 57, 63, 72, and 73 are represented in a performance featuring a collaboration between piano and contemporary dance improvisation.
“Vers le Mystère” is an artistic research of the following hypothesis: how is it possible to embody these characters via a crossdisciplinary collaboration and make them more vivid through the feedback expressed in particular elements elaborated through the dance. Combined together, the aforementioned elements aid in creating a unique intersubjective system of transcribing particular musical devices into the movement, which in turn allow to pass the material between the collaborators, thus making the interpretation extensively interpersonal. Henceforth, the musical score serves as a medium to base the concept upon, however, the system that was unfolded and developed in the process can now be regarded a means of communication in a sense, making it possible to interchangeably articulate the material through various artistic disciplines.
With the help of a crossdisciplinary exchange and due to the sharpening of the human senses in such a setting, artistic interpretation can be manifested in ways that create a profound impact for both, the audience as well as for the performers themselves. This approach leads to limitless possibilities of creating a cross-disciplinary dialogue, namely a true synthesis of the arts, which was the biggest, life-long aspiration of Alexander Scriabin.
Internal Supervisors and External Advisors: Markus Schirmer (KUG), Deniz Peters (KUG).