The Silence in Between

Monica Germino & Guy Livingston
The Silence in Between, a lecture-performance featuring two premières, text by archy, and a sneak preview film featuring the whisperviolin
This program is part of Almost Silence, a mini-festival of music and silence in The Hague, curated by Guy Livingston
venue: precise location TBA (The Hague)
Date pending: June 2021
it is better to be a part of beauty
for one instant and then cease to
exist than to exist forever
and never be a part of beauty
-the lesson of the moth, from archy and mehitabel by Don Marquis 

The Silence Inbetween

The Silence Inbetween by The Lyric Feature, the Irish broadcaster RTÉ lyric fm's weekly documentary slot.

Pianist and radio host Guy Livingston takes us on a journey from the pauses of medieval chant, through silences in Monteverdi, Mahler, Pärt, and beyond. He meets Monica Germino, a violinist who pioneered the “whisperviolin” after her hearing demanded serious protection; Romain Charles, an astronaut who spent 520 days in isolation on a simulated mission to Mars; Luis Rolo, an antenna engineer from the European Space Agency; and Sean Street, author of a book on silence. Jane Clarke’s poem “The Pianist” concludes this feature.

Presenter : Guy Livingston
Producer for lyric fm: Olga Buckley
Premiered: 19 April 2020

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photo Anne Reinke