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Ultraschall Berlin - Festival für neue Musik © Promo
18.01.2019 Fri
10 pm

Karten 15 € | ermäßigt 10 €

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Ultraschall Berlin - Festival für neue Musik

Sebastian Berweck, Silke Lange und Martin Lorenz

When digital sound processing began its triumph in the 1980s, a whole repertoire of electronic music pieces disappeared almost in a flash. Among the victims of digitalisation also was "Stries" by Bernard Parmegiani, a triptych for audiotape and (analogue) synthesizers from 1980. Sebastian Berweck acted as an archaeologist, restoring the work, making files readable, and getting hold of the old synthesizers. From anachronistic devices once again emerges "an atmospheric soundscape full of drones and small sound characters, which, however, neither want to be understood as an alliteration to reality nor as a musical narrative" (Sebastian Berweck). They reveal that immersion is not an invention of today. One of the first ever electr(on)ic works dates from 1938. Johanna Beyer, a student of Henry Cowell, wrote "Music of the spheres" for three unspecified "electric instruments". This music of the spheres functioned as a utopian interlude in the larger, fragmentary work "Status Quo", which strongly criticized the political state of affairs. On the radio: Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Konzert, 19.01.2019, ca. 21.45 Uhr kulturradio vom rbb, Musik der Gegenwart, 03.04.2019, 21.04 Uhr

Concert programme

Johanna Beyer (1888-1944) Music of the Spheres (1938) for three synthesizers Bernard Parmegiani (1927-2013) Stries (1980) I. Strilento II. Strio III. Stries for three synthesizers and audio tape

Cast

  • Synthesizer: Sebastian Berweck, Silke Lange und Martin Lorenz

Credits

An event by Deutschlandfunk Kultur and kulturradio vom rbb.

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18.01. - 19.01.

Ultraschall Berlin

Festival für neue Musik

Also for its 20th anniversary, Ultraschall Berlin remains true to its mission of presenting essential developments in contemporary music in an exemplary way, bringing composers and performers into relationship with one another and showcasing current works in performances that set standards. New Music, only inadequately described with this catchphrase, is more diverse than ever and knows no blinkers or genre divisions. A key feature of Ultraschall is therefore keeping the balance between world premieres and first performances and highlighting works from the recent past in a contemporary, changed context. Hence, the five concerts at Radialsystem will feature works by Natacha Diels, Christian Mason and Sara Glojnarić alongside works by Georges Aperghis, Morton Feldman and Iannis Xenakis. The Notos Quartett gives new impulses to the formation of the piano quartet, which has so far received rather modest attention in contemporary music. Sebastian Berweck, Silke Lange and Martin Lorenz play music for three synthesizers and the Ensemble Adapter presents, among others, "Music for Japan" and "Music for Europe". Ultraschall Berlin does also take place at Haus des Rundfunks Berlin, Heimathafen Neukölln and Volksbühne. You can find the day ticket for Saturday here: https://radialsystem.reservix.de/p/reservix/event/1324770 An event by Deutschlandfunk Kultur and kulturradio vom rbb.

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