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THU 09/14


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


Rebecca Saunders rubricare for baroque string orchestra AP (2005)

Josef Haller Rhapsody in Black for two voices, e-guitar, strings and percussion WP (2017)

Hilde-Zach Composition Scholarship Incentive Award granted by the City of Innsbruck 2016

Sofia Gubaidulina Seven Words for bayan, cello and strings (1982)


Ensemble Konstellation

Ivana Pristašová conductor

Heidrun Mark soprano

Thomas Wieser buttural, e-guitar

Krassimir Sterev bajan

Karolina Öhman cello

After last year’s performance, Ensemble Konstellation, the Tyrolean State Conservatory’s chamber ensemble for new music conducted by the fabulous violinist Ivana Pristašová, has been invited back to KLANGSPUREN again this year. The last piece of the program is Seven Words for bayan, violoncello, and strings by Sofia Gubaidulina, a powerfully expressive work with an underlying religious message. The concert will begin with rubricare for baroque orchestra and organ by Rebecca Saunders, a piece full of the surprising refinement and delicacy of sound typical of this composer’s work. Also being performed is the world premiere of a piece by the still very young South Tyrolean composer Josef Haller. In 2016 he won the Hilde-Zach Composition Scholarship Incentive Award granted by the City of Innsbruck. His work, which is written for strings, two voices – one conventional soprano and one guttural-sounding punk rockish or rap-like voice – and two sometimes “rocking” percussionists, is charged with strong contrasts.