Großes Festspielhaus | Salzburg | Austria
Under the baton of the great conductor Constantinos Carydis, the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg will premiere the new work >Z metamorphosis< for large orchestra.
After watching the dress rehearsal of the opera >Z<, the greek conductor, asked the composer if he could imagine enlarging the sound of >Z< in a symphonic work, which found the composer agreeing.
The large scaled work is not only making use of the instrumental reservoir of a full orchestra, but it is also transforming the main musical elements of the homonymous pacifistic opera >Z< in a symphonic form, creating new sonorities out of the already used material.
>Z metamorphosis< is a co-commission by the well known Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, realised with the kind support of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.
Haus Vierundeinzig | Innsbruck | Austria
Camerata Europæa under the baton of the conductor Maria Makraki and multi-percussion performer Matthias Lachnmayr will present >Σ- Cassiopeia< for metallic percussion and string orchestra to the audience of Innsbruck. The work, written in 2002 for the legendary percussion virtuoso Peter Sadlo, was performed throughout Europe and Japan with several orchestras and soloists during the two decades of its existence. Now Matthias Lachenmayr, a soloist and multi-percussionist of the younger generation and founding member of the contemporary music ensemble der/gelber/klang, will perform the work in a program under the motto "time".
Schwere Reiter | Munich | Germany
After the french premiere >light and ashes< will be performed at the opening concert of Jugend Komponiert Bayern, the annual competition for jung composers, to which Minas Borboudakis is artistic director. Beside Borboudakis' work, the Munich based ensemble der/ gelbe/klang will perform works by S. Corbet, I. Xenakis, and L. Muir.
St. Martin | Kassel | Germany
Composed in 2011 >Palimpsest [Hommage á A.D.]< was first performed one year later at the
ION festival in Nürnberg in southern Germany. The work, a palimpsest of chords and sound mixtures waving over and over, is inspired by the painting process of
renaissance master Albrecht Dürer, who was born and lived in Nürnberg. The young organ virtuoso Angela Metzger, is focusing in this program on contemporary music for organ. She will perform
>Palimpsest< at the festival Brandneu during the Kassel Documenta among other recent works.
Centre d’Art Passerelle | Brest | France
>light and ashes< for clarinet and live electronics was commissioned by Oliver Klenk, the clarinetist of the Munich based contemporary music ensemble der/gleber/klang. The work was written in 2015 and was premiered by Oliver Klenk. >light and ashes< has a poetic approach to it ́s own title. Atmospheres of light and shades juxtapose to thick clouds of ashes symbolized by various graduations from sound to noise. The French premiere of the work will take place in the festival electrocution, initiated by Ensemble Sillages in Brest.
KAM | Chania | Greece
Young Greek emerging pianist Konstantina Vidalaki performs >Kátharsis<, for piano solo in
a recital in the wonderuf port of Chania beside classical works by C. Debussy, L. van Beethoven and L. Janáček.
Reaktorhalle | Munich | Germany
Contemporary music Ensemble Oktopus für Musik der Moderne will dedicate a workshop and a portrait concert focusing on works by Minas Borboudakis. Composed during the last two decades works such as >photonic constructions I<, >Krámata< & >constellation< for ensemble, will be performed under the baton of Konstantia Gourzi beside >ROAI I< for piano trio >diffracted thoughts< for accordion solo and >Zwischenstücke< for guitar solo.
Vera Drazic (accordion) | Antigoni Baxe (guitar)
DOSIER >sechs Gedanken< for piano | new recordings
A work composed back in 2002/03 is now released on CD and on YouTube by two very individual piano players. Jelena Stojković recorded >six thoughts< in a very personal approach, combining them with works of the romantic period and further contemporary piano works. Ricardo Descalzo made an audio and visual Gesamtkunstwerk out of the six piano miniatures, which describe moments and atmospheres in a poetic and biographical manner.