Program Note

Virgo was composed by Mikhail Krutik for the “Sound Ways” festival Tierkreis Project, dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Karlheinz Stockhausen’s work Tierkreis (composed in 1974-5). Krutik’s Virgo is a musical personification of the Zodiac sign, one of the main qualities of which is “the desire to order chaos.” Because this piece was conceived as a musical commentary to Stockhausen’s Virgo, it starts and ends with the same chord.

About Mikhail Krutik

Mikhail Krutik was born in 1980 in Krasnoyarsk. At the age of five he started study music. He is a graduate of St.Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory (2003, class of violin…