Piano+ 2012
Wed, November 21, 2012 – Fri, November 23, 2012, Concert
“PIANO+” may be characterized as ‘Festival within a Festival’. The concert’s title points to the core theme: the merging of piano with electronic sounds. The concert series curated by pianist Catherine Vickers entitled “PIANO+” presents central approaches of contemporary piano literature, which augment the framework of the instruments medially, theatrically or electro-acoustically. Here, the piano, symbolic epitome of bourgeois music culture becomes instrument of musical development. “PIANO+” consequently sounds out the possible interfaces to other artistic areas, such as performance, electronics or video.


Wed, November 21, 2012

8 p.m. at the ZKM_Cube and ZKM_Music Balcony

Volker Heyn “CLIXX”
Volker Heyn “TAP”
N.A. Huber “Pothos”
Cicchelli Velloso “15° Harmonico”
Bernd Schultheis “Dreipunktgurt” [Lap and Diagonal Seat Belt]
Kilian Schwoon: “Knotenkunde” [Knowledge of Knots]
With Sebastian Berweck, Martin von der Heydt, Rei Nakamura, Michael Pattmann

Thu, November 22, 2012

9 p.m. at the ZKM_Cube

Ida Lundén (composition)/ Eka Bibileishvili (video): “Verktum” / “borders, lines, curves”
Federico Reuben “On Violence”
Eric Lyon “Spirits”
Hans Tutschku “Irrgärten für Klavierduo” [Mazes for Piano duo]
With Sebastian Berweck, Wolfgang Heisig, Rei Nakamura, Ernst Surberg

Fri, November 23, 2012

7 p.m. at the ZKM_Cube

John Cage: "Variations II"
Peter Gahn: Nachtschicht
Dod Schielein: "N381"
Dominic Thibault: "Igaluk − To scare the moon with its own shadow"
Jean Claude Risset: "Distances"
José Miguél Fernandéz: "Fond Diffus"
With Sebastian Berwerck, José Miguél Fernandéz
9 p.m. at the ZKM_Cube

Conlon Nancarrow: Study for Player Piano No. 7"
Wolfgang Heisig: "Cageface"
Conlon Nancarrow: Study for Player Piano No. 27"
Wolfgang Heisig: "Heislvertonungen"
Conlon Nancarrow: Study for Player Piano No. 36"
James Tenney: "Spectral Canon for Conlon Nancarrow"
Conlon Nancarrow: Study for Player Piano No. 37"
With Wolfgang Heisig
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