Divertimento Ensemble: Sciarrino
Divertimento Ensemble unravel the disquieting world of Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino. A master of inhabiting space and pronouncing silence, Sciarrino’s music is marked by its sparsity, becoming louder and more intense for its restraint. Past works have included chamber music, opera and theatre – unsettling works that focus on the shadows reflected from our realities. His use of dissonance in romantic frameworks makes him one of contemporary music’s most fascinating composers, an artist whose work can be as beautiful as it is harrowing. Works by Italian composers Francesco Filidei and Francesca Verunelli open proceedings.