Gesualdo four 0 one: Renaissance and Present-day Acoustics

Several people stand on stairs and look at the camera

Fri, October 24, 2014 8 pm CEST, Concert, Foyer

The first concert that forms part of »Gesualdo four 0 one« thematizes Renaissance and Present-day acoustics. The foundation comprises the first collaboration of the CoroPiccolo Karlsruhe, directed by church music director Christian Markus Raiser, which, together with bach, blech & blues explore polychoral sounds in varying combinations in the ZKM_Foyer’s different galleries.

To mark the 401st birthday of Gesualdo di Venosa, the artist’s work will be embedded, in different contexts, in the works of Gabrieli, Petrassi, Palestrina and Bach. Ludger Brümmer, composer and director of the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics supplements the program with his own Gesualdo paraphrase, and also processes the mix of vocal music and brass instruments.


Giovanni Gabrieli (1557­–1613) Gloria
for 3 four-part choirs
Gesualdo di Venosa (1566–1613) Sanct Spiritus Domine/Exaudi Deus
from Sacrae Cantiones
Ludger Brümmer (*1958) Gesualdo (2003)
live electronics
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Vor Deinen Thron tret' ich hiermit (BWV 668)
editing T.F. Weser
Goffredo Petrassi (1904–2003) Et incarnatus (1980/83)
from Tre cori sacri per coro a capella
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764) Les Fetes de l´Hymen et de l'Amour ou les Dieux d´Egypte
editing P. Lawrence
Pietro Ferrario(*1967) Jubilate Deo
for 8 part choir
Ludger Brümmer (*1958) Gesualdo (2003)
live electronics
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (um 1525–1594) Jubilate Deo
for 2 four-part choirs
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Vor Deinen Thron tret' ich hiermit (BWV 66)
editing T.F. Weser, version with live electronics
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Der Geist hilft unserer Schwachheit auf (BWV 226)
for 2 four-part choirs
Giovanni Gabrieli (1557–1613) Canzon 3 a 6
editing D. Grieshammer
Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643) Laudate pueri a 5 voci da capella
from Marien-Vesper (1610), Nisi Dominus, Psalm 126, 10 parts
Giovanni Gabrieli (1557–1613) Exaudi me Domine
from Symphonia Sacra (1615), for 4 four-part choirs