"Dialogue: I and You" - a chance to stop at the edge of the abyss 12/04/2018 automatic translate
NOVOSIBIRSK. At the closing of the Trans-Siberian Art Festival, the world premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s "Dialogue: I and You" was held. In the world table of ranks of female composers, Sofia Gubaidulina ranks first. Epithets "genius", "prophet", "one of the last great representatives of the Soviet avant-garde" in her case do not seem to be an exaggeration. The Estonian conductor and violinist Andres Mustonen, to whom Gubaidulina repeatedly trusted the first performance of her works, calls her an angel. In her search for an unattainable truth and eternal harmony, she is led not by the desire for success or the desire to make a career, but by the unconditional divine gift.
The culmination of the final concert of the 5th Trans-Siberian Art Festival was the world premiere of a new work by Sofia Asgatovna, written for violin and orchestra - Dialogue: I and You. Her presence in the hall gave the long-awaited event a special significance. Like the dedication to those who embodied her design, Vadim Repin and Andres Mustonen. The source of inspiration for the composer was the book of the existential philosopher Martin Buber "I and You" about various images of the world, the duality of human nature, about dialogue with God.
This is in tune with Buber’s postulates of the ability of common sense and truth to defeat the archetypes of the "collective unconscious", turning to the dark, irrational aspects of the human personality. His confidence and support were a rescue for the desperate, help in finding true spirituality, incompatible with the struggle for power.
Once in an interview timed to the release of the oratorio Johannes Ostern, Gubaidulina spoke about the pain and tragedy that underlie the world, about the premonition of a near catastrophe. About silence and apparent stability, followed by a fierce struggle. On the opposition of good and evil, the outcome of which is unpredictable.
The same tragic heat, but as if brought to the absolute, is felt in the "Dialogue". The theme of fate, the impossibility of delaying the sad end is the prophecy of a genius, the warning of a sage. Hope - in fearlessness, determination to rebuff the forces and circumstances leading to death. Belief in salvation and the Savior helps Gubaidulina to remain an optimist. Including the ability of cultural initiatives such as the Trans-Siberian Festival, to ease the tension that threatens the explosion. The chance to stop at the edge of the abyss.