10-12 General Gurko St.
20:00 - 20:30
Open Air Concert – The Detska Kitka Choir (Municipal Children’s Complex) – Program from the 57th International Competition for Habaneras and Polyphony in Torrevieja, Spain – Conductor: Yana Deliradeva.
20:30 – 01:00
Treatise by Cornelius Cardew – sound performance – Plovdiv Scratch Ensemble (PSE) and the Detska Kitka Choir.
The Plovdiv Scratch Orchestra (PSE) borrow their name from the legendary U.K. avant-garde group The Scratch Orchestra formed in the late 1960’s by Cornelius Cardew. The first performance in Bulgaria of Cardew’s masterpiece was also the PSE’s maiden performance. The musical intentions of the PSE are similar to these of the original Scratch Orchestra, but they do not share their political aspirations. The Treatise would be the PSE’s first public performance, led by Nima Gousheh.
The PSE will present 193 minutes from the Treatise based on 193 pages from its manuscript, which Cardew penned between 1963 and 1967. The performance involves a great deal of free interpretation, since Cardew substituted traditional notation with drawings and a set of signs.
The Treatise is part of the platform Open Call for Projects of the Open Arts Foundation.