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Georgia Koumará joins us with four pieces: Unbewusste Spiele and Down the Rabbit Hole, both for string quartet, I Dreamed a Dream that Wasn’t Mine for ensemble, and the music theater piece Walk in and Find Your Supper!
Her music has been performed by, among other groups, the WDR Sinfonieorchester, and she joins us fresh from a successful 2016, when she was performed at the Wittener Tage für Kammermusik, the New Talents Biennale in Cologne, the Lucerne Academy Festival and the Musica Festival Strasbourg.
COMPOSITION PRIZE FOR ABEL PAÚL
Congratulations to Abel Paúl, who received first prize last December from the Jóvenes Compositores Fundación in Madrid for his composition „Room & Elbow“!
The prize, awarded by the Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical and Fundación SGAE, comes with an award of €6000.
„The piece is inspired by ‚Spring Light‘ by American poet Robert Creeley. The poem contains phrases such as ‚fluffed light‘, ‚airy distances‘, ‚up‘, ‚again‘, ‚the night‘, ‚at the edge‘, ’slanting clarity‘, ‚wonders‘, ‚the bodies open‘, ‚waiting touch of air’s edge‘, ‚piece of what had not been lost’…
Whilst the poem has not been set to music, the musical actions in the piece are similar to a recitation of the words – certain sounds may even be specific reminders of certain words.“
KUNSU SHIM: „Entwurf einer Landschaft“ (2014) for four strings
Written for string quartet, or any combination of four stringed instruments. In the second part of the piece, players must switch parts.
FEBRUARY 4TH 2017
12 Events for piano (premiere)
by Kunsu Shim
Martin Tchiba, piano
MARCH 9TH & 10TH 2017
Ausgewilderte Farben for orchestra
by Gerhard Stäbler
Philharmonisches Orchester Würzburg
Enrico Calesso, conductor
IN THE NEWS
»Die Kunst zu erben«
A year after Pierre Boulez’s death, the Neue Musikzeitung investigates what will become of the composer’s physical inheritance – his villa in Baden-Baden.
„Expanding the field“ at Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt 2016: