Project Description

“This is a very special program about remembrance, friendship and inspiration. It is a creative response, a musical reflection upon the visionary landscapes created by Feldman and Cage that have surrounded and greatly influenced my life and the lives of many other musicians from different cultures…”
— Seda Röder

Tales from the Silent Lands was created by Seda Röder two years ago as a tribute to the legacy of John Cage and Morton Feldman, two American composers whose sonic ideals shaped the future of music worldwide.

John Cage: in a landscape
Seda Röder: elsewhere
Morton Feldman: vertical thoughts IV
Ken Ueno: volcano
Morton Feldman: intermissions V – VI
Lei Liang: piano, piano
John Cage: dream

Tales from the Silent Lands, a musical journey undertaken by three very distinct yet similarly minded personalities from different cultural backgrounds, featured three world premieres that create an intercultural dialogue between past and present: Two newly commissioned piano pieces by the composers Ken Ueno (Japan/USA) and Lei Liang (China/USA), and music by Seda Röder (Turkey), all of which are influenced by the unique sound world and the openness of the early piano works by Cage and Feldman.

Tour Dates:
Tales from the Silent Lands was presented (in whole or partly) in;
Germany, Steinway Gallery in Munich (July 28, 2013)
Greece, ABOUT Art Gallery in Athens (June 1, 2013)
Turkey, Austrian Cultural Forum in Istanbul (March 8, 2013)
USA, Mondavi Arts Center at UC Davis (November 16, 2012)
Italy, SoundScape Festival in Maccagno (July 10, 2012)
Austria, Salzburg Experimental Dance Academy (October 14, 2012)
USA, 11th Turkish Film and Music Festival in Boston (April 14, 2012)