Arvo Pärt’s transcendent music is one of the defining soundworlds of the last 30 years. Through media, concerts and recordings his work has crossed boundaries of religion & culture and established itself as one of the most popular and recognisable features of the contemporary musical landscape.
[audio:01 – arvo part – arbos.mp3]This two day conference, to be held in celebration of Arvo Pärt’s 75th birthday, is presented in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music.
Arvo Pärt (born 11 September 1935; Estonian pronunciation: [ˈɑrvo ˈpært]) is an Estonian classical composer and one of the most prominent living composers of sacred music.
Since the late 1970s, Pärt has worked in a minimalist style that employs a self-made compositional technique called tintinnabuli. His music also finds its inspiration and influence from Gregorian chant.
Arvo Pärt | An den Wassern zu Babel
Pärt was born in Paide, Järva County, Estonia. A prolonged struggle with Soviet officials led him to emigrate with his wife and their two sons in 1980. He lived first in Vienna, Austria, where he took Austrian citizenship, and then re-located to Berlin, Germany. He returned to Estonia around the turn of the century and now lives in Tallinn.
The Level 5 Function Room is situated on the fifth floor of the Royal Festival Hall and has floor-to-ceiling windows, overlooking the London Eye, Big Ben and Westminster.
The Level 5 Function Room
With its own food preparation area it is an ideal location for receptions and dinners, but can also be set for conferences, meetings and workshops. The Level 5 Function Room also has a sizeable foyer area that can be used as a registration or cloakroom area.
Arvo Pärt Conference Soundtrack of an Age
Royal Festival Hall / Southbank | Belvedere Road | London
@ The Level 5 Function Room
Friday 24 September 2010 – Saturday 25 September 2010