Bryce Dessner: Mari

Conductor André de Ridder and the NZSO perform Bryce Dessner's 'Mari' at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington.


23 minutes

Performance Date

29 July 2023


André de Ridder
21st Century
Bryce Dessner

Bryce Dessner Mari

André de Ridder Conductor

Bryce Dessner is the frontman for indie rock band The National, whose forays into classical music have only increased after celebrated collaborations with ensemble intercontemporain, New York City Ballet, and Philip Glass.

"My orchestral composition, Mari, is a reflection on the pastoral, and it weaves together several textures and fragments of material from historic works through a kind of abstraction and altered context to something new, most audibly a melody from the first movement of the New World Symphony by Dvorak and textures from the 4th movement of Mahler’s sublime Symphony No. 3. My work is named after the Basque goddess of the forest, Mari." -Bryce Dessner

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