The prolific composer and vibraphonist Pascal Schumacher, whose influences are eclectic and far reaching (from Johann Sebastian Bach to Arvo Pärt and American minimalism) is currently composing a new piece for vibraphone, chamber orchestra and electronica. The commission, entitled Rosace.8 will be performed by Pascal Schumacher in person on the 30th January 2019 at the Philharmonic Hall of Luxembourg where he will be accompanied by the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra.

Schumacher has been affected by a whole generation of musicians such as Max Richter, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jóhann Jóhannson or Jimmy Greenwood, who have all dared to play mixologist with musical genres. According to Schumacher, these artists have breathed new life into Classical Music by way of subtle association with more modern styles.

Following the euphoric ‘Windfall Concerto’ for vibraphone and orchestra premiered in 2015, this new opus consists of ten movements, again distancing itself from the standard classical concerto in three movements that features a Supersoloist. Pascal Schumacher is aiming for a more organic and resolutely contemporary configuration in Rosace.8 where the vibraphonist is band leading the orchestra.

ROSACE.8 - Suite in 10 movements for chamber orchestra and vibraphone

Rosace.8.0 - Prologue
Rosace.8.1 - Mobile Nobile
Rosace.8.2 - Mirage
Rosace.8.3 - Catch The Illusion
Rosace.8.4 - Influx
Rosace.8.5 - Exhale
Rosace.8.6 - Molodost
Rosace.8.7 - Interregnum
Rosace.8.7b - Outflux
Rosace.8.8 - Evidence

The world premiere will be live recorded on January 30th 2019 at the Philharmonie de Luxembourg by Pascal Schumacher and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.

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