- Vivan Bhatti and Ketan Bhatti
Flying Pictures at an Exhibition (2019)
- Bosworth Music (World)
- 0.0.1(bcl).0/0.0.0.1/perc/pn//str(126.96.36.199.1)+2 sound installations
- 49 min
Originally created for a collaboration with the dance group FLYING STEPS, Vivan and Ketan Bhatti took Mussorgsky's “Pictures at an Exhibition” as a starting reference point for a new composition and contemporary interpretation. Their compositional process can be best described by the term “palimpsest”, which is a manuscript for a piece of writing where the text has been repeatedly scraped or washed off in order to make rewrites, literally ‘overwriting’ text on top of fragments of the original text. As a result of this compositional method, the original work of Mussorgsky and Ravel always shimmers through in their new composition but varies in intensity.
Flying Pictures - trailer for the world premiere production by Flying Steps
- 150 years of Pictures at an Exhibition in 2024 - Orchestral version by Ketan and Vivan Bhatti
- 2024 marks 150 years since the premiere of Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky. Since then, the piece has been arranged and orchestrated many times, the most known adaption is the orchestral version by Maurice Ravel, that made this piece world-famous. The composer duo Vivan and Ketan Bhatti took Mussorgsky's version as a starting point for the composition and contemporary interpretation of their piece Flying Pictures at an Exhibition.