From San Francisco to Burkina Faso, with György Ligeti and his son Lukas. The elder Ligeti’s San Francisco Polyphony sounds like the soundtrack to an action film, but without banal clichés – while his Lontano is like a musical tightrope walk in slow motion.
Combine jazz, African music and electronics with the Ligeti genes, and you get the magic of Burkina Electric: music that exudes light, dancing on undulating rhythms.
Lukas Ligeti wrote an extra movement to his Suite for Burkina Electric and Orchestra specially for this Ars Musica concert.
San Francisco Polyphony (1974)
Suite for Burkina Electric and Orchestra (2016)
ℹ️ CONCERT WITH INTERMISSION
concert with the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum
You have probably heard Ligeti's music more often you think: several of his works were used by film directors. You can hear Lontano in The Shining and Shutter Island, and film classic 2001: A Space Oddysey is famously known for Kubrick's use of Ligeti's music.
burkina electric live
Enjoy the irresistable energy of Burkina Electric live on stage with Lukas Ligeti on drums.watch the video
Discover an excerpt from the world premiere of Suite for Burkina Electric & Orchestra with the MDR-Symphonieorchester.watch the excerpt