The composer Brian Ferneyhough writes scores that make even seasoned performers nervous: dense, complex, difficult to play. But for a listener, the music sounds exuberant, physical, deliriously frenetic. Hearing, and seeing, a musician play this music is pure theater - its visceral energy reaches your gut before it reaches your head. In The Game, sharing a table with the violinist are two dancers engaged in a confrontation of iconic stillness: a card game.
Choreography: Miro Magloire
Duration: 12 min.
Music: Brian Ferneyhough, Unsichtbare Farben for violin
Used by arrangement with C.F. Peters Corporation, sole selling agent. All rights reserved
World Premiere: April 1st, 2011
Original Cast: Madeline Deavenport, Katie Gibson, Erik Carlson
The creation of The Game was generously underwritten by Marius von Mayenburg.
Photos by: Kristin Lodoen Linder