White Light: The Space Between


“I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.” Arvo Pärt

O/Modernt, Swedish for ‘Un/Modern’, is the concept devised by violinist Hugo Ticciati that explores vital connections between artistic and intellectual creations, old and new. At the heart of White Light is a dialectic between contemplation and ecstatic joy: a journey that leads within and without.

The ensō (Japanese for ‘circle’) drawn by Antony Gormley on the front cover invites us into the prismatic now of listening. ensō: a continuous brushstroke that expresses a moment in time when the mind is released, leaving the body free to listen and create.

Looking inwards, we embrace that which we find outside ourselves before finally returning to inner peace and silence. The sound worlds of Arvo Pärt, John Tavener, Pēteris Vasks, The Beatles, and the rhythms and melodies of India are woven together through improvisation to invite a two-way sense of reflection and surprise.

“The music roams from the weird to the wonderful” – Cross Rhythms

“Here it is the combination of material that matters, and I found the programme both seductive and thought provoking” – Planet Hugill

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O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra

Hugo Ticciati violin | artistic director


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RELEASE DATE 06/04/2018

1 Arvo Pärt (b.1935) Silouan’s Song – My soul yearns after the Lord
O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra
Improvisation   Hugo Ticciati violin | Soumik Datta sarod
3 Pēteris Vasks  (b.1946) Tālā Gaisma (‘Distant Light’)
Hugo Ticciati solo violin | O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra
Improvisation Soumik Datta sarod | Sukhvinder Singh Pinky tabla
5 John Tavener (1934-2013) ‘Mother of God, Here I Stand’ from The Veil of the Temple, with Sarod Improvisations
O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra | Soumik Datta sarod
Improvisation Gareth Lubbe harmonic singer
2 John Tavener (1934-2013)
‘Mother of God, Here I Stand’ from The Veil of the Temple
O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra
Improvisation  Hugo Ticciati violin | Matthew Barley cello
4 John Lennon (1940-1980) & Paul McCartney (b.1942), arr. Johannes Marmén (b.1990) Within You Without You
Soumik Datta sarod | Sukhvinder Singh Pinky tabla | O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra
Improvisation Sukhvinder Singh Pinky tabla
6 Arvo Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra
7 Improvisation
O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra
8 John Lennon & Paul McCartney, arr. Johannes Marmén Across the Universe O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra
Raag Bhairavi  Melodies by Amjad Ali Khan (b.1945), with additional material by Fraser Trainer (b.1967)
Matthew Barley cello and director | Soumik Datta sarod | Sukhvinder Singh Pinky tabla | Hugo Ticciati violin | O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra