Central to this multimedia project, launched by the Swiss Piano Trio and the video director Arthur Spirk, is Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterpiece, Scheherezade. The technical concept of this visual staging is unique as it is formed each time live during the performance.
This means that the musicians are free in their interpretation, whereas the picture is treated like an instrument producing images instead of melodies according to the score. Whilst the visual staging of this work expands the sensual experience of this music, composer Florian Noack’s chamber version brings to it a touching intimacy.
It skilfully retains much of the vivid colouring of the original whilst revealing surprising details through its new-found transparency.