Anniversary concert 25 years ALEPH guitar quartet
The black and white photo shows the four members of the ALEPH guitar quartet
Sat, October 27, 2018 8 pm CEST

25 years ALEPH guitar quartet! The quartet, which has long been supported by the ZKM, is celebrating its anniversary with a series of concerts in Madrid, Seoul, Riga, Lausanne, Stuttgart and at the ZKM in Karlsruhe.

On the one hand, the anniversary concerts offer the opportunity to look back and to perform important works of the repertoire again. With the awarding of new commissions, however, the view naturally also goes forward.

More than 50 works by composers from 15 countries have now been written for the ALEPH Guitar Quartet – including pieces that have meanwhile become an important part of the guitar repertoire of the 20th/21st century.

The program also includes music by Vinko Globokar and Peter Jakober. The ZKM was instrumental in the creation process of both works. Winter ADE by Fredrik Zeller will also be one of the first pieces to be composed for ALEPH.

A panel discussion with musicians and composers will round off the concert evening. The discussion will be led by Prof. Ludger Brümmer and SWR editor Bernd Künzig.


  • Peter Jakober – »triften« (for guitar quartet and playback) (UA 2007, steirischer Herbst Graz)
    Production ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics Karlsruhe
  • Fredrik Zeller – »Winter« ADE (UA 1996, Villa Massimo Rome)
  • Malte Giesen – »Vier Sätze und ein Intermezzo über Dichotomien und Kontinuen« (World Premiere 2018 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid), supported by Ernst von Siemens Stiftung, Goethe-Institut Madrid and Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical (CNDM)

  • Panel discussion with musicians and composers (moderated by Prof. Ludger Brümmer and Bernd Künzig, SWR) 
  • Vinko Globokar – »Rêve énigmatique« No.135 (for guitar quartet and live sampler) (premiere 2007 MaerzMusik Berlin)
    Production ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics Karlsruhe

Ludger Brümmer (Artistic Lead)
Sebastian Schottke (Sound director)
Hans Gass (Light director)
Manuel Urrutia (Assistance Light- & Eventtechnician)
Dorte Becker, Sophie Caecilia Hesse (Organisation)

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Karlsruhe

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