Petra Strahovnik – Prana

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The newly written piece Prana is commissioned by RTV Symphony Orchestra in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The premiere will be held on the 11th of December in Gallus hall of the Cankar Centre. Rossen Milanov will be the guest conductor of the evening…   

The piece of Petra Strahovnik is written for Large orchestra and soloists, spread around the concert hall in order to achieve a live effect of surround sound. The orchestra gave Strahovnik the opportunity to experiment and try out new techniques and use of the preparations, such as magnets on Strings, Styrofoam on Piano and Harp, etc. The sound sculpture which comes from the basic use of those preparations is so interesting and refreshing, that the whole orchestra agreed to prepare their instruments.

The inspiration for the piece came from the idea of creating and capturing the atmosphere of attraction between two contrasting poles (e.g. magnetic resonance). The concept of capturing Prana, as the breath, considered to be a life-giving force. “Prana is seen as a universal energy which flows in currents in and around the body.”

More about the concert

Prana at Donemus