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Thomas Adès - Tevot

“‘Tevot’ is a Hebrew word that connotes both musical bars and Biblical 'arks’, Noah’s miraculous vessel and the Ark of the Covenant. As Adès says, 'I liked the idea that the bars of the music were carrying the notes as a sort of family through the piece. And they do, because without bars, you’d have musical chaos. But I was thinking about the ark, the vessel, in the piece as the earth […] it’s the idea of the ship of the world.’”