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Cello Concert

Hosted by the Consul of the New York Around the Big Apple Group
Culture & Entertainment
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 15 Mar 19:15 - 21:30

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Cellist Lukas Lauermann presents his solo debut album How I Remember Now I Remember How with a New York premiere at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. He invites us to listen into “the great spaces all around” – spaces of memory, chambers of sensation, places of yearning.

Lauermann is a master of reduction to imply, not the omission of, but the immersion in a particular thing. He sets the lines of a poem to music and works out new ways of playing a centuries-old instrument. Yet for all his joy in experimentation, his music oscillates between the intellectual earnestness of classical music and the directness of pop music. Lukas Lauermann feels at home in both worlds. "If anyone asked me to define the music on this album," he says, "my answer would be: barrier-free modern classical music."