KLANGSPUREN SCHWAZ

FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC IN TIROL.

Klangspuren Schwaz
04.07.2018 12:06 Age: 110 days

FRI 09/07

KLANGSPUREN ACADEMY IN CONCERT I

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

 

Rebecca Saunders Stirrings for nine players (2011) 16'

Oliver Knussen Ophelia Dances for ensemble (1975) 8’

Rebecca Saunders Quartet for clarinet, piano, accordion and double bass (1998) 15’

Torsten Herrmann Pivot for ensemble (2008-2010) 17’

Magnus Lindberg Jubilees for ensemble (2002) 15’

 

Participants of the KLANGSPUREN INTERNATIONAL ENSEMBLE MODERN ACADEMY

Jonathan Stockhammer conductor

Yet another anniversary! The KLANGSPUREN INTERNATIONALE ENSEMBLE MODERN AKADEMIE (IEMA) is turning 15. It was founded in 2004 as a summer course like the IEMA one-year master course founded in the same year in Frankfurt. The Academy has since then every year offered nearly 40 young professional instrumentalists from all over the world the opportunity under the guidance of master musicians of the Ensemble Modern and a different Composer in Residence every year to intensify their practical skills and knowledge in the performance of new music, giving them the chance to present what they have rehearsed at festival concerts.  

 

The first closing concert by the Academy presents for the most part conducted chamber music works – dated between 1975 and 2011 – by composers of different ages and aesthetic approaches. Audiences will hear two works by this year’s Composer in Residence Rebecca Saunders: Quartet for clarinet, piano, accordion, and double bass, 1998, and Stirrings written in 2011 for nine players distributed throughout a space. The title Stirrings comes from Samuel Beckett’s final work of prose – it is a work about the paradox of the clamorous noises and sounds buried in stillness. Ophelia Dances (1975) by Oliver Knussen contains musical allusions to Schumann and Debussy. Knussen, born in 1952, is one of the most renown composers in Great Britain and was the director and conductor of the London Sinfonietta for many years. Torsten Hermann, born in 1981, educated in Cologne, Paris, and Berlin, is the creator of Pivot for 21 musicians. The concert ends with a fittingly entitled piece, Jubilees, 2002, written by one of Finland’s leading composers, 1958-born Magnus Lindberg.

 

With support from Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung the city of Schwaz, Tourismusverband Silberregion Karwendel, Tourist Information Innsbruck and its Holiday Villages