The sixth Garage Atrium Commission—Anri Sala's installation The Last Resort—will be launched with a performance by the Studio for New Music ensemble of the Adagio of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major, arranged by Anri Sala.
The concert combines a recording, which is part of the installation, a live performance by Studio for New Music, and drumbeats. It required a series of scrupulous rehearsals and reflects the artist's long-term interest in music as an independent artistic language that changes the spectator's perception of spatial relationships. Sala's interpretation, which includes transformed rhythm and pace, also renews the relationship between the soloist and the orchestra.
The clarinet part is performed on the basset clarinet in A, a unique instrument that is a remastered version of the modern clarinet with an expanded range. It was created specially to perform this concerto, which is the only known work originally written for this type of clarinet.