Lecture: "The Musical Thought of Pierre Souvtchinsky", and Guitar Recital, organised by the CRM in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in London
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Dr Javier Ares Yebra explores the philosophy and musical thought of Pierre Souvtchinsky and his influence on the musical life of Paris in the early 20th century. The lecture will be followed by a guitar recital presenting works by composers associated with Souvtchinsky.
Philosopher and musicologist, Pierre Souvtchinsky was born in St Petersburg in 1892. He lived there and also in Sofia and Berlin but, mainly, Paris, where he remained from 1925 until his death in 1985. There he continued his deep and lifelong engagement with music.
Souvtchinsky was closely associated with Igor Stravinsky, especially through their collaboration on the lectures that the composer gave at Harvard University in 1939–1940, later published under the title Musical Poetics. He was also a close friend of several other composers, including Sergei Prokofiev and Pierre Boulez, as well as many intellectuals and poets, including Marina Tsvetaeva and René Char.
Music was for Souvtchinsky the paradigm of artistic creation. His concept of Chronos and idea of the "interior rhythmic" are some of the most important elements of his musical thought.
Javier was born in Betanzos (A Coruña, Spain) in 1983. He studied music at the Superior Music Conservatories of Córdoba and A Coruña, obtaining the Extraordinary End of Degree Prize in the specialty of Classical Guitar with Professor Ramón Carnota Méndez.
He has a PhD in Communication Research from the University of Vigo with the first thesis on the Russian philosopher and musicologist Pierre Souvtchinsky and his connections with Igor Stravinsky. His research focuses on communication theory, interwar European culture, twentieth-century Spanish-American music for guitar, the music of Igor Stravinsky, the musical sources of Pierre Souvtchinsky and the Eurasian movement.
Free event, all welcome
Javier Ares Yebra
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