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Barfuss und Masin 34 Web Res Gwendolyn Masin

The Space Between the Notes - XLIII

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"Where a person is from is unimportant compared to where they are going." – from «The Journey», by Lukas Bärfuss (text) and Gwendolyn Masin (music)

“We are overwhelmed!” we exclaim as we return to our respective homes after we completed the eight performances of our autumn tour of “The Journey”.
“We are overwhelmed!” we hear from our audiences around Switzerland and Liechtenstein as we engage in conversation and correspondence after our performances.
“We are overwhelmed!” the world’s citizens cry as war, terror, fear, ignorance, racism, violence, organised crime, and fundamentalism rip through it.

“The Journey” illuminates the paradox of man's ability to love and hate, create and destroy, make beautiful and make ugly.
The project is a seminal work for Lukas Bärfuss and I. This journey through music, literature, theater, art, philology, musicology, history, into the now, has changed us, IS changing us.

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Art is about asking questions and allowing people to explore the complexities of the answers to those questions. It’s not about getting everybody to think the same thing. It’s about getting people to experience humanity on a different level.

For those of you who joined us along the road so far: thank you. Thank you to my ORIGIN Ensemble, the unequalled Miklós Lukács, the improvisations and melodies of Lars Olaf Schaper, Susi Evans and Szilvia Csaranko, and to Markus Gfeller for his sound engineering. Thank you to Skye Lörwald and Caterina Ciani who put countless hours of work into getting this journey out of our heads, off the page, and into the concert halls,

“The Journey” resumes in April as part of the GAIA Music Festival and in Theater Casino Zug.

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Next Concerts in November

22 November 2023 | 19:00

ORIGIN at the House of Music, Budapest

With Gwendolyn's ORIGIN Ensemble. Works by Auberson, Bartók, Bloch, Dinicu, Levina, Lyssenko.
Jiska Lambrecht, Manon Leutwyler (violins), Martin Moriarty (viola), Sandro Meszaros (cello), Lars Schaper (bass).

House of Music, Városliget | Budapest, HU
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28 November 2023 | 19:00

GAIA Music Festival in Lucerne

With students of the Hochschule Luzern – Musik.
Piano Trio No. 39 in G major Hob. XV/25
Dvořák, Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor "Dumky"
Aregnaz Martirosyan (*1993)
: Work for 7 Instruments 
Commissioned by GAIA Music
Urs Peter Schneider (*1939)
: Work for 7 Instruments 
Commissioned by GAIA Music Festival

Saal Salquin, Hochschule Luzern – Musik | Südpol, CH
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30 November 2023

Seminar and Q&A for Stowarzyszenie Polskich Muzyków Kameralistów / Polish Chamber Musicians' Association

English with Polish translation. To sign up and be an active participant please visit the website or Polish Facebook Pages / English Facebook Page (Polish and English).

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