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Leo Svirsky & The River Without Banks

World premiere - commissioned by Rewire

With a body of work exploring the instability of listening and the disorientation of memory, the Hague-based artist Leo Svirsky will present a preview of his expansive project Leo Svirsky & The River Without Banks with a select group of musicians. With the preview being adapted for Rewire 2021’s online edition, the project was originally commissioned for Rewire 2020. The Russian-American composer unpacks the vision behind his acclaimed Unseen Worlds debut, ‘River Without Banks’. Created through an extensive collaborative process with Reinier van Houdt (piano), Germaine Sijstermans (Clarinet), James Hewitt (baroque violin), Marielle Groven (violin), Mark Morse, Jeroen Kimman (steel guitars), Aaron Lumley (Bass), and many others, ‘The River Without Banks’ immerses the listener in never ending reverberation, unbinding place and time and blurring the perception of past and present.