Sunday, 20 September 2015

Arvo Pärt, Passacaglia

Arvo Pärt is undoubtfully the greatest composer of our times. He was born is Estonia, in 1935, and works mainly on sacred classical music, in a minimalist style.

Somehow I find him adequated to our purposes here at Ultima Thule: the music of Pärt talks of remoteness and distance, isolation and meditation, but also of discovery and new horizons.

This short Passacaglia is one of his most brilliant musical works; dissonations in a crescendo rythm, like in a breathless ride, away from or to reach something, leave a final feeling of fulfillment.