Enter Cedric Tiberghien’s Cage Project!
Prized piano star Cédric Tiberghien is coming to Australia ! First present in Sydney to perform Ravel’s majestic Concerto for the Left Hand, conducted by Simone Young in the Concert Hall of the Opera House, he will then be flying to Perth and Adelaide to present the Cage Project.
The Cage Project was born from the meeting of the acclaimed French pianist, Cedric Tiberghien, and the talented Australian percussionist Matthias Schack-Arnott. Co-commissioned by Music Viva Australia, Perth Festival, Adelaide Festival, and the Naomi Milgram Foundation, this brand new French-Australian collaboration will be premiering this February.
John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano, which will be reinterpreted on this occasion, hold special meaning in the heart of the French pianist as his master at the Paris Conservatoire, Gérard Frémy, was particularly fond of this beautiful and powerful work. Imbued with Indian philosophy, this work explores human emotions in the pursuit of a higher state and tranquillity. Having himself grown with this piece, Cédric Tiberghien invites the audience to an initiatory and meditative journey with his bewitching performance and the help of Matthias Schack-Arnott’s creativity.
What makes this experience really unique is the impressive and massive kinetic sound sculpture built by the Australian genius. While literally and figuratively flying above the piano, it sublimates Tiberghien’s sumptuous playing by ringing and chiming in synchronicity. The combination of both talents brings a new dimension to this multisensorial and unforgettable journey !
So, do not miss the incredible performances and the world-premiere of this percussive, sentimental, and melodic performance live in Perth and Adelaide!