Wolfgang Rihm: Étude d'après Séraphin
Fri, October 19, 2007 , Concert
Composer Wolfgang Rihm of Karlsruhe is among the most significant artists in the international music landscape and has kept close ties with the ZKM since the very start. The work presents his only composition to date that has been composed exclusively for electronic sounds. This project marks the first cooperation of the ZKM | Karlsruhe, the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, and the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. It was possible to obtain top-class artists for this. The Stuttgart artist rosalie designed a spectacular light installation, creating visual framework, which harmonizes superbly with the choreography by Terence Kohler, winner of the dance prize “Zukunft 2007” for choreography. The dancers are members of the ballet of the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe—Director Prof. Birgit Keil. The Ensemble für Neue Musik of the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe guarantees a musical interpretation of the highest standard.

This production will premiere in conjunction with the anniversary “10 Years of ZKM in Hallenbau A” on Thursday 18 October 2007 at 9 p.m. in the ZKM_Foyer.

Music: Wolfgang Rihm
Choreography: Terence Kohler
Light installation and costumes: rosalie
Musical director: Gérard Buquet
Ballett of the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
Ballet director: Prof. Birgit Keil
Angels – Anaïs Chalendard, Flavio Salamanka.
Demons – Patricia Namba, Yuhao Guo.
Demons – Bruna Andrade, Rai Kirchner, Blythe Newman,
Vlastimil Lejsek, Pilar Giraldo, Arman Aslizadyan

Ensemble für Neue Musik of the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe
Director: Gérard Buquet
Harp: Prof : Maria Stange, Birke Falkenroth
Contrabass: Matteo Gaspari, Hatsumi Suzuki
Trombone: Andreas Rauber, Hannah Rau, Bo Wang, Joachim Osswald
Percussion: Sakiko Idei, Ferdinand Martin, Rie Watanabe
Preparation: Prof. Werner Schrietter (trombones),
Prof. Isao Nakamura (percussion), Prof. Maria Stange (harps), Prof. Wolfgang Güttler (contrabasses)

A Co-production of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, and rosalie
Performance with the kind permission of Manfred Reichert and the Paul Sacher foundation.
“Étude d’après Séraphin” was commissioned by the ZKM in 1997.

ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe
CEO: Peter Weibel
ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics
Director: Ludger Brümmer
Project development: Achim Heidenreich
Event management: Viola Gaiser,
Technical staff: Manuel Weber, Hartmut Bruckner, Thomas Sauer

Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
General manager: Achim Thorwald
Administrative director: Michael Obermeier
Technical director: Harald Faßlrinner, Ralf Haslinger,
Technical staff: Erich Ratzel, Frank Singer
Lighting: Stefan Woinke
Costumes: Doris Hersmann, Stefanie Gaissert
Make up: Helmuth Grün, Inken Nagel, Freya Kaufmann
Atelier rosalie: Thomas Jürgens, Rike Hannes
Organization / Institution

Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe ; Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe


Sparda Bank Baden-Württemberg eG ; Tanzstiftung Birgit Keil Stuttgart ; Gabriele und Friedrich Schock