"Metanoia" 2009


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The Work

"Metanoia" is a work for Symphony Orchestra with seven musicians surrounding the audience. They are not soloist but part of an evolving sound capturing the audience´s attention.
The name of the piece comes from the Greek "metanoia", translated as "change of mind" or "beyond the mind."
Its literal meaning denotes a situation in which once a road has been taken, direction has to be reversed and another road has to be chosen.

The Composer

Oliver RAPPOPORT is a Freelance composer, Codirector of the "Festival Mixtur". He began studying music in San Marcos Sierras, Argentina and when his family moved to Chile he studied composition at the Unirverdad de Chile. In 2000 he returned to Spain and continued composition studies in the ESMuC (Barcelona), CNSMDP (Paris) with Agustín Charles, Gabriel Brncic, Luís Naón, Helmut Lachenmann, Emmanuel Nunes. In addition he has attended master classes with Jonathan Harvey, José Manuel López López, Mauricio Sotelo, Magnus Lindberg among others.
He continued his studies at IRCAM Paris (Cursus), UdK/Hanns Eisler/Technische Universität Berlin and Kings College London.
He has received grants, prizes and commissions for a variety of instrumental and electroacoustic works.