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Jānis Petraškevičs "Dead Wind" (22/10/2018)

New work “Dead Wind” by Latvian composer Jānis Petraškevičs was premiered last Sunday, 21 October, at Donaueschingen Festival 2018. The piece was commissioned by Südwestrundfunk for performance by the SWR Symphonieorchester.

Jānis about “Dead Wind”:
“Introspection and questioning of one’s identity lay in the core of my creative work. It involves searching and contradicting as an essential part of the musical process, where I am aiming for music that 'thinks' about its own existence – it finds a strategy or a set of rules to go on, then perhaps finds them questionable and modulates into an altered set of rules... The fragility of a finding becomes an essential element. The music unfolds in slow time, which, however, is full of tension, rolling with hitches in a stuttering manner.”

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