04.10.2018 10:22 Age: 1 year

SUN 09/09


07:30 p.m. Uhr, Kirche St. Martin, Christoph-Anton-Mayr-Weg 7 Schwaz


Jean-Luc Hervé Quatuor à cordes (2018) WP 10’

With support of Impuls Neue Musik – Deutsch-Französisch-Schweizerischer Fonds für zeitgenössische Musik und Fondation Francis et Mica Salabert

Rebecca Saunders Unbreathed (2018) AP 21’

Commissioned by Wigmore Hall with support from André Hoffmann (president of Foundation Hoffmann), the Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund in the Library of Congress, ECLAT Stuttgart, Festival Musica Strasbourg, Philharmonie Luxembourg, KLANGSPUREN SCHWAZ, November Music ’s-Hertogenbosch

Arturo Fuentes Ice reflection (2014) WP 13’

Thomas Larcher lucid dreams – 4. Streichquartett (2015) 27’


Quatuor Diotima

Yun-Peng Zhao (violin)

Constance Ronzetti (violin)

Franck Chevalier (viola)

Pierre Morlet (violoncello)


18.45 Uhr Introduction: Gunter Schneider, composer and musician will talk with the composers of the evening


Concert bus transfer to the SZentrum available after the concert

Quatuor Diotima from Paris is not only one of the worldwide leading string quartets for new music, but it also gives excellent interpretations of “historical” music and “classical” modern music by Beethoven, Schubert, Janáček or Bartók, among others. The quartet and KLANGSPUREN look back on a long history of close collaboration.  


Rebecca Saunders’s most recent string quartet Unbreathed – which was co-commissioned by KLANGSPUREN – was world premiered in January 2018 in London. The work is characterized by microtonality and possesses a surprisingly energetic forward-pushing dynamics that can rarely be found in Saunders’ more recent work – it is literally breathtaking music. “Unbreathed” also connotes unspoken, withheld, silent, absent – a dialectic of opposites that comes out clearly in the epigraphs by Samuel Beckett, Haruki Murakami, and Ed Atkins which preface the composition. With Thomas Larcher’s most recent, fourth string quartet KLANGSPUREN’s founder will once again be performed here for the first time in a long while. In his to date most complex chamber music piece, Larcher uses the classic four-movement form, fast – slow – scherzo – finale, and largely does away with unconventional playing techniques. Each movement is dedicated to someone who died while the work was being composed. The concert will be opened with a world premiere of a piece by Jean-Luc Hervé, who lives in Paris and studied with Gérard Grisey, among others. Hervé has written a “spectrally” tinged, complex music full of sensuous sound gestures. Also characterized by the natural harmonics of the overtone series is the string quartet Ice reflection by the Mexican, Hall-based composer Arturo Fuentes. The work truly does justice to the title in terms of its bright, lucid, and crystalline sound. This will be the world premiere of its live performance, though it has already been recorded for CD by Quatuor Diotima. 


Concert bus transfer to theSZentrum available after the concert