KLANGSPUREN SCHWAZ

TIROL NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL

NOCH FRAGEN? ANY QUESTIONS?

Klangspuren Schwaz
31.07.2017 16:05 Age: 50 days

THU 09/07

KLANGSPUREN 2017 OPENING

INTRODUCTION

6:30 p.m., Knappensaal im SZentrum, Andreas-Hofer-Str. 10, Schwaz

 

Introduction to the concert an presentation of the composers by Matthias Osterwold, artistic director of KLANGSPUREN

 

CONCERT

8:00 p.m., Silbersaal im SZentrum, Andreas-Hofer-Str. 10, Schwaz

 

Sarah Nemtsov scattered ways for orchestra (2015) AP

Cathy Milliken Earth Plays for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (2015) AP

Sofia Gubaidulina Glorious Percussion – Concerto for percussion ensemble and orchestra (2008) AP

 

Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck

Jonathan Stockhammer conductor

Jessica Aszodi mezzo-soprano

STUDIO PERCUSSION graz:  Günter Meinhart, Raphael Meinhart, Roland Neffe, Grilli Pollheimer, Leonhard Waltersdorfer

The opening concert with the Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck conducted by Jonathan Stockhammer presents works by composers from three generations starting with the youngest and proceeding in ascending order. Sarah Nemtsov, born in 1980, is one of the highly acclaimed female artists of her generation. Her varied compositions, often enhanced by semi-scenic elements, deal with her immediate life situations as well as music compositional issues. To date scattered ways is her only composition for a large orchestra. Now it will be played for the first time since its premiere in Erfurt in 2015. 

 

The Australia-born oboist, composer, and music educator Cathy Milliken has worked closely with KLANGSPUREN for many years as the director of the youth composition workshops KLANGSPUREN LAUTSTARK and LAUTSTÄRKER. She is a politically and socially active artist with a broad horizon and far-reaching gaze. The movements of her Earth Plays make reference to the ancient Icelandic parliament Althing, the ancient theater in Epidaurus, the 500 stone statues (Gohyaku Rakan) in Japan, and Radio City Music Hall in New York. 

 

Sofia Gubaidulina, composer in residence of KLANGSPUREN 2017, may rightly be called the most prominent living female composer. In her work the 85-year-old artist has developed into a formidable voice that is rooted in existential spirituality and transcends all conventions. Glorious Percussion for percussion, ensemble, and orchestra shows her penchant for the rich fullness of percussive sounds. The five percussionists positioned throughout the concert hall shift back and forth between strict form and episodes of free improvisation.