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Quasars Ensemble – Climate Burn-Out

In Slovakia it is only rarely possible to listen to music by composers from Northern Ireland. Maybe the right moment of its realization comes just in the turbulent Brexit time, into which the minority share of inhabitants of the United Kingdom came for better or worse. One of them is also the composer Greg Caffrey, who will be present at the concert.

„All is empty, all is alike, all hath been!“
„Alas, where is there still a sea in which one could drown?“
(Friedrich Nietzsche – Thus Spoke Zarathustra)

In one of her recent pieces the Croatian author working in Vienna Margareta Ferek-Petrić deals with the thought of evanescence – especially in the context of the almost omnipresent factor of time stress, in the light of which more emphatically from everywhere echoes the threat of permanent global climate changes, which can lead our „highly-developed“ society up to economic, moral and ecologic catastrophe.
Are we really burned out, or is there still hope for our survival?


Creg Caffrey / Ómós (2012)
Margareta Ferek-Petrić / Climate Burn-Out (2018)
Creg Caffrey / These are the Clouds about the Fallen Sun (2013)
Piers Hellawell / Ground Truthing (2018)

Quasars Ensemble
Ivan Buffa
 / conductor

Margareta Ferek-Petrić / composer (HR/AT)
Greg Caffrey / composer (GB)

Date and time: 26th February 2020, 7 pm
Concert venue: Small Concert Hall of the Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1, Bratislava
Free entrance.

Main organizer: QUASARS
Co-organizer: Radio and Television of Slovakia, Radio Devín
The concert is a part of project The Quasars Ensemble Concert Cycle, which is supported using public funding by the Slovak Arts Council.



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