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Silence and the Piano : Four Winds Festival


Silence and the Piano : Four Winds Festival

  • Date: Sunday, 17 April 2022, 10am - 11:15am
  • Venue: Four Winds Sound Shell — Outdoor amphitheatre, Four Winds Road, Barragga Bay, NSW
  • Series: This event is part of the Four Winds Festival 2022 series
  • Tickets: Ticketed entry with festival pass — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 6493 3366

Event Details

In our contemporary world, silence and stillness are rare commodities: they create the necessary conditions for introspection, allowing us to commune with neglected parts of ourselves.

Since winning the ABC Young Performer of the Year award at the age of fourteen, Tamara-Anna Cislowska has been a bright star in Australia's pianistic firmament. She's released several critically acclaimed albums with ABC Classic, including the complete works of Peter Sculthorpe (2014), the ARIA-nominated  Into Silence  (2017), and two hugely successful collaborations with Elena Kats-Chernin. For the past thirty years, Rainer Jozeps has been one of Australia's most experienced arts executives, leading organisations such as the West Australian Ballet and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, in addition to serving in numerous advisory roles. He is also a meditation practitioner and guide, with fifteen years of training in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, and an accredited Lifeline crisis counsellor.

Join Tamara and Rainer for a guided meditation through contemplative works by Brahms, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Arvo Pärt and Pēteris Vasks. Before and after each piece, silence will be held, culminating in John Cage's  4'33"  – a work known by many, mocked by some, and widely misunderstood. In a COVID-19 world, it assumes an extraordinary relevance. It is important that the audience is still and quiet, so bring a blanket or a yoga mat to lie down on or find a comfortable seated position. Please, no applause throughout the performance, even at the end.


Tamara-Anna Cislowska, piano;

Rainer Jozeps, meditation guide.


Thomas Adès (b. 1971) Souvenir  (from the 2018 film  Collette)
Anton Bruckner (1824–1896) Quiet Contemplation on an Autumn Evening WAB123
Pēteris Vasks (b. 1946) Gadalaiki and Bälta ainava
Franz Liszt (1811–1886) Wiegenlied, S.198 and Abschied, S.251
John Cage (1912–1992) Dream
Luke Howard (b. 1978) Open
Johannes Brahms (1833–1897) Seven Fantasias, Op.116 VI. Intermezzo in E
Sergei Rachmaninov (1873–1943) Six Moments Musicaux, Op.16 V. Adagio sostenuto
Arvo Pärt (b. 1935) Für Alina
John Cage (1912–1992) 4’33”

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to contact@fourwinds.com.au

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