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Piano+ 2010

Thu, November 25 – Sat, November 27, 2010

Seven world premieres and a German premiere stretch again the definition of the "plus" in the title of the 6th festival "Piano+ – Music for Piano and Electronics." The opening concert is all about the accordion, which Stefan Husson masters in virtuoso style. For »Angel Dust« by Nicolaus A. Huber, he is joined by internationally renowned trombonist Mike Svoboda. Fans of pure music for piano and electronics will also have their fill. The late concert on Friday and the evening concert on Saturday will feature new pieces and old favorites. Paulo Alvarez will make his first guest appearance at Piano+. His piano night will feature »Orbit« by Vassos Nicolaou, among other pieces. A talk with composers and performers from the field of electronic music will take place before the concert. The circle then comes to a close with the finale where we hear Mike Svoboda once again. Sabine Schäfer’s concert installation »TopoPhonicPlateaus« builds a strong contrast to »Dans la Nuit« by Matthias Ockert, who guides us into the night with piano, e-guitar and electronics.

Program Piano+
Thu November 25, 2010

8 p.m., ZKM_Cube
Opening concert with video, accordion, trombone and piano Michael Bach Bachtischa »64 Sounds for Piano«, 2000 and »50 Sounds for Accordion« (premiere), 2000; David Eagle »Waves and Points« for Akkordeon for accordion and tape player (premiere), 2010; Nicolaus A. Huber »Angel Dust« for trombone and accordeon, 2008; Ludger Brümmer »Le temps s’ouvre«, 1995; Stefan Hussong accordeon / Mike Svoboda trombone Catherine Vickers piano

Fri, November 26, 2010

8 p.m., ZKM_Media Theater
Chaya Czernowin »Ina« for bass flute and tape recorder, 1988; Jonathan Harvey »Still« for tuba and electronics, 1997; Luigi Nono »Risonanze erranti. Liederzyklus a Massimo Cacciari« for alto flute, bass flute, tuba, percussion, and live electronics, 1986; Susanne Otto alto flute / Roberto Fabbriciani flute Klaus Burger tuba / Percussions de Strasbourg Detlef Heusinger director / live electronic realization: EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO of the SWR

9.30 p.m., ZKM_Cube
Wolfgang Hufschmidt »10 Lieder ohne Worte« for piano and tape player (from: 24 Klavierstücke für Tonband, 1989 concert version 2009); Roland Pfrengle »Klaviermusik II« for piano and electronics 2009/10 (premiere); Alistair Zaldua work for piano and electronics (premiere); Gerhard Winkler »Hybrid VIII (PiAnimaux)« for live piano and electronics, computer-controlled MIDI-grand piano and live electronics (premiere); Susanne Achilles, Rei Nakamura piano

Sat, November 27, 2010

6 p.m., ZKM_Lecture Hall
Round Table Conclusion of the series of talks »Der Performer in der Elektronischen Musik« with Rei Nakamura, Mike Svoboda, Matthias Ockert, Gerhard Winkler, Catherine Vickers Host: Julia Gerlach

8 p.m. ZKM_Cube
Piano evening Paulo Alvares Johannes Kreidler work for piano and tape player; João Pedro Oliveira »peca« for piano and electronics; Gerhard Stäbler »!?« – musical essay on the borders of the possible for piano and electronics, 2001; Vassos Nicolaou »Orbit« for MIDI-piano and live electronics, 2004/05

9.30 p.m., ZKM_Cube
Karlheinz Essl »Sequitur X« for trombone and electronics (premiere); Sabine Schäfer »TopoPhonicPlateaus« 27-channel concert installation with texts by L. Carroll Beyse and D. R. Hofstadter, 1994/95; Matthias Ockert »Dans la Nuit« for piano, electric guitar and electronics (premiere); Mike Svoboda trombone / Sabine Schäfer concert installation Matthias Ockert electric guitar Yannick Wirner, Catherine Vickers piano


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