Sounds of Now: Rotations

From Tabea Debus’s website, about her performance of Rotations with Samuele Telari in Sheffield for Music in the Round, November 2022:

“The circle is a reminder that each moment is not just the present, but is inclusive of our gratitude to the past and our responsibility to the future.” – Kazuaki Tanahashi

The past years have made us reconsider our relationship to space and time, both in a literal and virtual sense. This process of reflection inspires the concept of “Rotations”: based on Jan Rokus van Roosendael’s “Rotations” for solo recorder (1988) and through contemporary music for recorder and accordion, the project reaches out to embrace present, past and future – in search of capturing a fleeting moment, melody and movement, we dream, remember, live, love, choose and hope.

  • Tabea Debus – recorder
  • Samuele Telari – accordion
  • Elisa Blasi – dance
  • Sally Marie – choreography

with music by

  • Arvo Pärt – Pari intervallo (1976)
  • John Cage – Harmonies (1976)
  • Sylvia Lim – slowly, turning (world premiere, 2022)
  • Arvo Pärt – Spiegel im Spiegel (1978)

Videos and images (c) Stadlen Productions

A full video of the performance can be watched on Vimeo.

We are very grateful for the support from NEUSTART KULTUR and the Royal Philharmonic Society Enterprise Fund in association with the Harriet’s Trust.

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