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Congratulations Gerhard Stäbler on his nomination for the Deutscher Musikautorenpreis 2017! This nomination, in the Orchestral Composition category, is his second in the Musikautorenpreis following the nomination for Experimental Music Theater in 2010.
The composer comments: „I am delighted with this nomination (…) because it is a recognition from my colleagues of my Vorschläge (propositions), as Hanns Eisler would have put it.“
GEORGIA KOUMARÁ: „Down the Rabbit Hole“ (2013) for string quartet
„The phrase ‚down the rabbit hole‘ has various meanings. It can, of course, be a metaphor for an adventure into the unknown, as in Alice in Wonderland. It is also a slang expression referring to psychedelic experiences. Such experiences are polyvalent or ambigious by nature.
In deeper states, psychedelic experience gives rise to new depths of significance: colors seem more intense, textures richer, contours sharper, and so on. The entire piece must be played in this manner.“
SEBASTIAN ELIKOWSKI-WINKLER: „honestly begin to fall“ (2012) for piano solo
„I saw ‚honestly begin to fall‘ written on the walls of a dark stairwell one night and it stuck in my mind immediately. In the weeks and months that followed I kept thinking of this mysterious poetic message. A few spontaneous ideas from that evening eventually developed into a piece of music. It was unusual for me to write for piano solo, having usually only used the instrument in ensemble works. With this piece, I rediscovered the piano as a solo instrument.“
MARCH 9TH & 10TH 2017
AUSGEWILDERTE FARBEN for orchestra
by Gerhard Stäbler
Philharmonisches Orchester Würzburg
Enrico Calesso, conductor
IN THE NEWS
»Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik«
The first „Bestenliste“ of the year has been announced by the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik. Congratulations to friends of Edition Plante, Ensemble LUX:NM, for their award for their new CD, „Luxus“!