Piano+ 2006: A Tribute to Luc Ferrari
Fri, 24.11.2006 – Sun, 26.11.2006
Luc Ferrari, the extraordinarily versatile composer (radio plays, audio tape and instrumental works, films, »Musique anecdotique«, installations), a former student of Alfred Cortot, has a fascinating relationship to the piano. Ferrari, who was born in Paris in 1929 and died on 22 August 2005, was in many ways more experimental than any other composer. »One could say that I experimented with aesthetic situations and with new, acoustic possibilities just as much in my instrumental music as in my electroacoustic compositions«. (From an interview with T. Böhme-Mehner on 2 August 2005 in the studio »Post-Billig«.) »Piano+« will take the plus sign in the title as an occasion to look intently at parts of Ferrari’s oeuvre. Also presented along with piano pieces, both with and without electronics and with and without additional instruments from various periods (1955–2004), are several key electroacoustic works. During the festival, several of Luc Ferrari’s films will be shown in the listening room of the ZKM | Media Museum.  

Program

Fri, November 24, 2006

8 p.m., ZKM_Cube Strathoven (1985), stereo audio tape Comme une fantaisie dite des réminiscences (1989–91), for two pianos Suite Hétéroclite (1955) for piano Jeu du hasard et de la détermination (1998–99) for piano, percussion, and recorded sounds Piano: Tomomi Fujii, Catherine Vickers, Hwa-Kyung Yim, and Martin Hiendl Percussion: Louisa Marxen  

Sat, November 25, 2006

3 p.m., ZKM_Lecture Hall Round table »Musique Anecdotiques?« with, among others: Ludger Brümmer, Brunhild Meyer- Ferrari, Catherine Vickers, and Peter Weibel Moderation: Achim Heidenreich 5 p.m., ZKM_Cube Fragments du journal intime (1980–82 / 1995) Collection de petites pièces or 36 Enfilades pour piano et magnétophone (1985) Piano: Michel Maurer 8 p.m., ZKM_Cube Presque rien or Le lever du jour au bord de la mer (1969–70), stereo audio tape Und so weiter (1965–66) for piano and audio tape Cellule 75, Force du Rythme et Cadence Forcée (1975) for piano, percussion, and audio tape Piano: Christian Nagel Percussion: Michael Pattmann 10 p.m., ZKM_Cube Presque rien n°2. Ainsi continue la nuit dans ma tête multiple (1977), stereo audio tape Lapidarium (1955) for piano A la recherche du rythme perdu. Réflexion sur l’écriture n°2 (1978), for piano and audio tape Danses organiques (1971–73), comic strip for the ears on stereo audio tape Piano: David Tonojan, Florian Wäldele  

Sun, November 26, 2006

11 a.m., ZKM_Cube Rencontres fortuites (2003) for viola, piano and recorded sounds Far West News (1998–99), radio piece in three parts Viola: Hideko Kobayashi Piano: Catherine Vickers
Organization / Institution
ZKM