Maxim Shalygin

composer | conductor | filmmaker

Title: SATARSA
Instrumentation: string orchestra
Year: 2021
Duration: 18'00''
First performer: Kamerorkest van het Noorden
Premiere: 3rd November 2021, Groningen, NL.

Commissioner: Kamerorkest van het Noorden & Soundsofmusic festival.

Buy Score: Donemus Publishing  

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Program notes

Palindromes in music are just as normal as the Fibonacci numbers in the structure of leaves on the trees.
Therefore, when I read the story of Cortazar "Satarsa", I immediately felt the mysterious musical current in it.
Surprisingly, for more than 15 years, I periodically return to his unusually rich work and find sources of inspiration for myself. My SATARSA is a desert of pleasure. A desert with gardens of paradise, crooked mirrors, and an endless horizon, from which the melodies of our past lives are heard.