THE SIXTH CREATION OF THE WORLD
Sestā Pasaules Radīšana
Mahler wrote that "a symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything." It is the creation of the world.
Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 creates the structure of this artwork. This work is an analogy of creation which is that is happening continously both through us and in us.
The Piccolo is a small instrument in which a breath is blown into. When the breath flows into the instrument, a sound emerges. It is an analogy of life blown into the first man. Only this one tiny instrument’s part is taken from the Mahler's work. Piccolo flute is essential to the symphony’s structure, but still its party is quite negligible. The important thing is that the piccolo is the highest sounding instrument in the whole orchestra. Piccolo flute’s part is only in the fourth paragraph, the final, and it consists of separate sounds, short replies. It's not much, but it shapes the overall structure.
A musician is reading the music sheets, so she creates the whole symphony in her head. Waiting for her part is a path that the flutist takes by reading the notes.
Excerpt from "The Sixth Creation of the World"
Full lenght 01:02:37
performer - Liene Denisjuka-Straupe