The “Piano Lightscapes” concert with Teo Milea & Kurt Laurenz Theinert took place at the 918 Bathurst venue in Toronto, specialized in spaces for Art Galleries and Performing Arts.
This event redefines art. A mélange of piano music combined with innovating, computer assisted, dynamic visual arts that accompanied the music, through an adaptive, just in tune, just in time, visual representation, projected on the walls and ceiling of the building.
The music – serene, introspective, insightful, reveals, perhaps, some of the mysteries of the Genesis. Inspirational, hopeful, at times in dancing rhythms, the music is inspired by the mysteries of the universe, that can be hardly captured in words - unless we use a divine vocabulary.
The visuals – sometimes encrypted, sometimes revealing, using a dynamic visual characterized by shapes, colours, flows, and rhythms. In sync with the music. Using squares at times, or glowing stars forming the Milky Way. Colourless or colourful– we saw sunrises, sunsets or just the colours of our souls. They were perfectly matching the music. Shooting stars or a rain of meteorites. A symphony of sounds, rhythms, rivers of colours and shapes, some flowing, some merging into each other.
I saw the colours of fire, the colour of hope, I saw lattices that may represent the texture of the universe, I heard our heartbeat, mine and yours. I saw the interferences explained by science, magnetic fields or material textures that morph into brain waves. I saw poetry expressed in the vocabulary of music. For the length of the concert the music was painted, repeatedly, with the shapes, colours and rhythms of visual arts, using brush strokes, in a more dynamic way than in other traditional visual arts.
I saw mesmerizing carousels that accentuated the music’s dramatism. I saw modern art with classical accents. I heard calming voices and inciting rhythms. I saw harmony and contrasts.
I heard words and not. I heard a divine music, but also mysteries: the beginning of the universe and also the secrets of life.
As I discovered enchanting poetry in this unique combination of music and visual arts, I often thought of Eminescu, the greatest Romanian poet. In particular “La steaua” came to mind. This is its English translation by Andrei Bantaș:
To The Star
Up to the star that's just appeared
The journey's long, and so
For thousand years its light careered
To reach us here, below.
It may have faded on its way
Of old, in blue spheres bright
Though only now its shining ray
Unfolds to this our sight.
The image of the star that died
Comes slowly to the fore:
It used to be when it would hide -
We see what is no more.
And likewise, while our yearning dove
Died in the deepest night,
The light of the extinguished love
Still follows us in flight.
This is Adrian G. Sahlean’s translation:
Unto The Star
'Tis such a long way to the star
Rising above our shore
It took its light to come so far
Thousands of years and more.
It may have long died on its way
Into the distant blue
And only now appears its ray
To shine for us as true.
We see its icon slowly rise
And climb the canopy;
It lived when still unknown to eyes,
We see what ceased to be.
And so it is when yearning love
Dies into depth of night:
Extinct its flame, still glows above
And haunts us with its light.
For the length of the concert I saw the venue’s building being repeatedly painted in the shapes and colours of our hopes and dreams. We certainly gained a few lasting memories during this concert.
Thanks to the two artists: Teo Milea & Kurt Laurenz Theinert. Also, thanks to their sponsors. A special thanks goes to Tradicious, for making this concert possible. Tradicious becomes a brand that spells out higher and higher quality. We've learned to only expect excellence from them.