25. 7., 20:00, Large Lutheran Church, Bratislava

Six cellos and electronics


Recomposed by Peter Gregson:
Bach – The Cello Suites

Cello Suite No. 1 in G major
1.1 Prélude
1.3 Courante
1.5 Menuett I, II

Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor
2.1 Prélude
2.2 Allemande
2.6 Gigue

Cello Suite No. 3 in C major
3.1 Prélude
3.2 Allemandev
3.5 Bourrée I, II
3.6 Gigue

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Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat major
4.1 Prélude
4.3 Courante
4.4 Sarabande
4.5 Bourrée I, II

Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor
5.1 Prélude
5.3 Courante
5.6 Gigue

Cello Suite No. 6 in D major
6.1 Prélude
6.2 Allemande
6.6 Gigue

Peter Gregson, cello

Cello Ensemble:
Karolína Zivalíková
Katarína Kozelková
Katarína Zajacová
Andrej Gál
Gregor Regeš

The work of the Scottish cellist and composer Peter Gregson is based on classical music, but electronics plays an important part in it. Gregson comes from Edinburgh and has been playing the cello from the age of four. He studied music at the Royal Academy of Music in London and music technology at MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts. To this day he continues to collaborate with MIT and other technology companies including Microsoft Labs and United Visual Artists on his projects. His debut album Terminal was issued in 2010, followed by Lights in the Sky (2014) and Touch (2015), and he collaborates with other artists including Daniel Jones and Britten Sinfonia, with whom he created The Listening Machine, a work commissioned by the BBC experimental art agency The Space. Together with the British DJ Gabriel Prokofiev, grandson of the famous Sergei Prokofiev, he created the project Cello Multitracks. In 2014 he also wrote music for the British film A Little Chaos (In the Royal Gardens), for which he received a nomination for the World Soundtrack Awards. He is also the author of music for the video game Boundless. Gregson has also worked extensively with Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions as solo cellist on numerous film and TV projects (including Wonder Woman, Terminator, Marcella, The Legend of Tarzan and Hacksaw Ridge); written string arrangements for Rag’n’Bone Man and Public Service Broadcasting; and conducted strings and played solo cello on Ed Sheeran’s chart-topping album ÷ (Divide). As a solo cellist he has also recorded music for the BBC TV series Sherlock and the film Mary Magdalen. His most recent releases are Quartets: One and Quartets: Two (both 2017) – two albums of string quartets which have since been used as the score for the ballet Eight Years of Silence. In 2018 his most recent album Bach Recomposed was issued on the Deutsche Grammophon label, as part of the Recomposed Series – (“recompositions” of iconic works of classical music). Bach Recomposed will be heard on July 25, 2019, in its Slovak premiere at the Viva Musica! festival.