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Jeu De Tarot: Music By David Felder

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Jeu De Tarot: Music By David Felder
Jeu De Tarot: Music By David Felder


The music of David Felder is often imbued with esoteric, mystical, spiritual or philosophical themes. These have become more apparent in recent works but, as he argues in a 2015 interview with fellow composer Ethan Hayden, those elements have always been there. Theyre just a little more overt now. Yet even within those parameters Jeu de Tarot, his chamber violin concerto for Irvine Arditti and Ensemble LINEA, offers an intriguing question. The work is divided into seven movements, each named after one of the 22 cards of the Major Arcana of a Tarot deck: the cards most commonly associated with representations of the Tarot. Each movement depicts a scene evoked by portrayals of each of these characters, especially those described by the Russian esotericist Pyotr Demianovich Ouspensky in his A New Model of the Universe of 1917. Such illustrations are highly symbolic, crowded with internal and external references, requiring a lifetimes study to interpret to their fullest. The question is this: As listeners, how deep into those representations should we go? Is movement 1, The Juggler, a musical evocation of Will the divinatory meaning of that card? Can we hear Deception in movement 7, Moonlight? Does movement 3 show us the High Priestess, guardian of knowledge, sat between two temple pillars, one black the other white, as Ouspensky describes her? Featuring Irvine Arditti, the Ensemble Signal and the Arditti Quartet, conducted by Bard Lubman, this is a unique opportunity to explore his music.


  1. Name
  2. David Felder: Jeu De Tarot - The Juggler
  3. The Fool
  4. The High Priestess
  5. The Hermit
  6. The Empress (Whorld)
  7. The Hierophant
  8. Moonlight
  9. David Felder: Netivot
  10. David Felder: Another Face
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