For thousands of years, science and philosophy have been trying to answer the ultimate question: what lies at the foundation of creation? From the story of Genesis to quantum physics, humanity has come a long way in understanding the nature of the world. But what if the answer is hidden in something as simple as surprising at the same time? Literally, in the equation describing vibrating strings! That’s the premise of String Theory, a stunning piece of mathematical art that claims to be the theory of everything.
Ideas of String Theory served as source of inspiration for the multidisciplinary performance by the violinist and composer Alexey Kochetkov. For several years, he has been playing violins with five strings and researching the possibilities of violin-computer symbiosis as part of his solo project, 5 String Theory. In his collection there is an acoustic, an electric and an octave violin (which plays like a mini cello), each with its own unique sound quality and character. By exploring this new territory, Kochetkov seeks to continue the legacy of great violin innovators such as A. Vivaldi, J.S. Bach and N. Paganini, who have expanded the creative boundaries of violin playing.
In this current program, Kochetkov will present his compositions for various five-string violins and computer, as well as updated versions of some well-known European classics. The performance will feature special guest artists.
Constanza Ibarra Olalla – e.piano
Liam Wilson – juggling
Camille Jackson – dance
Robert Bittner – narration
Sector 7G – visual art