KLANGSPUREN SCHWAZ

FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC IN TIROL.

Klangspuren Schwaz
05.09.2018 16:30 Age: 46 days

SUN 09/09

ACADEMY IN CONCERT II

11:00 a.m., Vier und Einzig, Hallerstr. 41, Innsbruck

 

Rebecca Saunders Into the Blue for clarinet, bassoon, percussion, piano, cello, double bass (1996) 13’

Edgard Varèse Octandre for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone and double bass (1923) 7’

Harrison Birtwistle Silbury Air for ensemble (1977, rev. 2003) 15’

Vito Žuraj Quadriptych for ensemble (2008) 22’

Elliott Carter Asko Concerto for ensemble (1999-2000) 12’

 

Participants of the KLANGSPUREN INTERNATIONAL

ENSEMBLE MODERN ACADEMY

Jonathan Stockhammer conductor

The Academy’s second closing concert takes place as a matinee at Vier und Einzig. Located in the east of Innsbruck, it is a beautiful, privately run event venue that has maintained close ties with KLANGSPUREN since its founding in 2013. The program includes conducted works for ensembles of various size and kind, constituting a veritable panorama of contemporary composition. The works were all composed between 1977 and 2008, except for Octandre, an icon of "classical modernism" written in 1923 by the pioneering, revolutionary composer Edgard Varèse. The relatively early work Into the blue by this year’s Composer in Residence Rebecca Saunders will also be performed. This piece was a kind of breakthrough for the composer after its world premiere at the Wittener Tagen für neue Kammermusik in 1998. The now 83-year-old Harrison Birtwistle is something of a doyen among the living British composers. His work Silbury Air makes associative reference as an "imaginary" musical landscape to Silbury Hill in the south of England, the largest prehistoric artificial hill in Europe. Born in 1979, the Slovene composer Vito Žuraj stands out for his own peculiar balance between structural clarity and sharp wit. His work in four movements, Quadriptych, 2008, marks the emancipation from Wolfgang Rihm, who had been his professor for many years. The program ends with the Asko Concerto, a late masterpiece dedicated to the Asko Ensemble. It was written by the American composer Elliott Carter, who died in 2012 at the age of nearly 104.

 

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