Piano+ 2007
Thu, December 13, 2007 – Sat, December 15, 2007, Festival
Striving to create previously unheard-of sounds has always been the goal of instrumentalists and composers. At a »round table« with ZKM CEO Peter Weibel, musicologist Prof. Dr. R. Frisius, two pianists, and two composers, will explore the question of which conditions are necessary for sound research to take places.
On Friday, composer Philippe Manoury will introduce his work »PLUTON.« Christian Nagel, who is well known to audiences of the »Piano+« concerts, will present this feature work of the festival.
Musicologist Prof. Dr. Siegfried Mauser will take part in the »round table« on Saturday and in the evening will perform a colorful program for piano and electronics with works by Haas and Neuwirth, among others. In »Voices and Piano« by Peter Ablinger, presented on Saturday night will be a very specific musicality of language synchronously with a »talking« piano. Closing this year’s festival on Friday night will be two debut works, Martin Bergande’s »madu 0.8 pyong« and Peter Ablinger’s two-minute work.


Thu, December 13, 2007

8 p.m., ZKM_Cube
Michael Edwards »I Kill by Proxy,« 2006–2007 for piano, percussion, and computer, ZKM commissioned composition

Fri, December 14, 2007

8 p.m., ZKM_Cube
Philippe Manoury: »PLUTON,« 1988 for midi-piano and computer in real time
Work introductions by the composers Piano Christian Nagel, Electronics Philippe Manoury

10 p.m., ZKM_Cube
Works for two pianos by:
Martin Bergande (UA), Ph. Manoury
Piano: Pi-hsien Chen and Catherine Vickers

Sat, December 15, 2007

4 p.m., ZKM_Lecture Hall
Round table »micro areas of sound creation –
sound research at ZKM and IRCAM« with Peter Weibel, Rudolf Frisius, Philippe Manoury, Siegfried Mauser, and Catherine Vickers
Moderator: Ludger Brümmer

8 p.m., ZKM_Cube
Concert and discussion with Siegfried Mauser
with works by Georg Friedrich Haas, Olga Neuwirth, Hans Jürgen von Bose, Jan Müller-Wieland, Gerd Kühr, and Benedict Mason

10 p.m., ZKM_Music Balcony
Works by Peter Ablinger, Daniel Smutny, among others
Piano: Catherine Vickers, Tomomi Fujii, Hye Lee Chang, and Florian Wäldele
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