26 April 2019 (Toronto, ON) - Introducing Deutsche Grammophon’s new project, 12, – a 12-track, multi-artist collection from today’s innovative and creative musicians.
The brand-new tracks will be released one per month throughout 2019 and have been specially chosen both to represent different contemporary classical genres and to suit the mood of the season.
In a world that is constantly full of communication and words, silence can seem like a rebellious act. By refusing to communicate immediately, it often indicates absence. It is precisely this state of silent perseverance from which the young composer Benjamin Gustafsson began working on his track.
The result is a composition that focuses on the guitar. In its deep thoughtfulness and at the same time playful lightness, it breaks through and transcends the state of silence. Gustafsson is certain: "I owe much to silence.”
"I think people talk too much. That's the truth of the matter. I really believe that. I don't believe in words. People use too many words and usually wrong. I am sure that in the distant future people will talk to each other much less and therefore in a much more essential way. If people talk much less, they will be happier. Don't ask me why." - Michelangelo Antonioni
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