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Events 12 | 2009

Thurs–Sat, 03–05 December 2009
Piano+

Music for Piano and Electronics
Festival at the ZKM | Karlsruhe
Admission: single concert € 9/6, festival pass € 22/15

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New piano sounds will also be plumbed in the Piano+ concerts at the ZKM. The prelude is comprised by Florian Hölscher (piano) and Anne-Maria Hölscher (accordion), who on Thursday will be setting different accents with works by Nikolaus Brass, Uros Rojko, Oliver Schneller and Marco Stroppa.

Counting among the highlights of the concert year 2009 will be the premier performance of “STRAHLEN” by Karlheinz Stockhausen for the anniversary festivities, 10 years of the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art in the bays 1+2 in the Hallenbau. For this composition several thousands of single tones of a vibraphone were electronically processed. At the end of this, the public may expect an additional item by the pianist Ciro Longobardi, winner of the Gaudeamus competition in Rotterdam and the Kranichsteiner Prize in Darmstadt, as well as by the internationally successful composer Agostino Di Scipio. Among others, during the late concert afterwards, the sound of three toy pianos will be heard as played by Rei Nakamura.

In addition, the composer and performer Gero König will present his instrument "Chordeograph 2," composed of an aluminium frame, 37 strings, 32 laser lines, strips of wood, metal and glass, and also introduce the audience to graphic scores in foreign worlds.

The old friendship between music and fine arts will be celebrated on Saturday. You will have the opportunity to experience “Expanded Art.” Following the opening of the anniversary exhibition “just what is it...” at the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, a premier performances with a work by Christoph Ogiermann will bring the festival to its conclusion.


Program

Thursday, 3 December 2009

8 p.m. in the ZKM_Cube
Opening Concert Piano+
Marco Stroppa "miniature estrose, 1er livre," "Innige Cavatina," "Tangata manu" (1991–2001)
Uros Rojko "Bagatellen" for accordion and piano (1994)
Nikolaus Brass "Dialoghi d’amore" for accordion and piano (2008), premier performance
Oliver Schneller "Rugged Space&quoz; for Accordion, Piano and Electronics (2009), premier performance
Steffen Krebber "Orang Utan" (2009), premier performance of the renewed version
Piano: Florian Hölscher, accordion: Anne-Maria Hölscher

afterwards on the ZKM_Music Balcony
Peter Weibel "Hausmusik" (1974)

Friday, 4 December 2009

4 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. in the ZKM_Lecture Hall,
free admission
Introduction to Karlheinz Stockhausens "STRAHLEN" by Prof. Dr. Rudolf Frisius

6.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, free admission
Karlheinz Stockhausen "STRAHLEN"
(2002, ca. 35 min) Work for a percussionist and 10-channel recording
Premier performance on the occasion of the ten year anniversary of the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art in the bays 1 and 2 in the Hallenbau
Vibraphone: László Hudacsek
Sound director: Kathinka Pasveer
Production: ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics
supported by the Stockhausen-Stiftung
A composition orderd by the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, promoted by the Kunststiftung NRW

9 p.m. in the ZKM_Cube
Concert Piano+
With works by Jean-Claude Risset, Agostino Di Scipio,
Mario Davidovsky, Horacio Vaggione, Giacinto Scelsi
and Alvin Lucier
Piano: Ciro Longobardi, Electronics: Agostino Di Scipio

Saturday, 5 December 2009

8 p.m. in the ZKM_Cube
Concert Piano+
With works by Frank Gerhardt, Kumiko Omura, Sven-Ingo Koch
and Ludger Brümmer (premier performance)
Piano: Catherine Vickers, Toy Pianos: Rei Nakamura

9 p.m. on the ZKM_Music Balcony
Presentation and Performance
Gero König Chordeograph 2

9.45 p.m. in the ZKM_Cube
Concert Piano+
With a work by Christoph Ogiermann (premier performance)
Piano: Rei Nakamura and Catherine Vickers

Artistic director: Catherine Vickers

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