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The 27th International Contemporary Music Festival GAIDA
October 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Yannis Kyriakides ‘Tinkling’
Daumantas Kirilauskas, piano
Jurjen Hempel, conductor
Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra
‘This composition is a reworking and arrangement of material written for the Maarten Altena Ensemble in 1999 (tinkle spin out). It is a ‘fantasie’ on a Thelonius Monk riff from the piece “Trinkle Tinkle”. The idea of the piece comes from a scene in the documentary “Straight No Chaser”, where Monk is seen spinning around like a whirling dervish in a airport space. In Boston Monk once wandered around the airport until the police picked him up and took him to Grafton State Hospital for a week’s observation. He was quickly released without strings, and though the experience persuaded him never to go out on the road alone again, he used to tell it as a certification of his sanity. “I can’t be crazy,” he used to say with conviction, “cause they had me in one of those places and they let me go”.’