To conclude the Summer Academy on August 19 and 20, 2015, a new generation of composers will be introduced. On both concert evenings at 8 p.m., the Freiburg Ensemble SurPlus will perform compositions by the master class participants: Kevin Baldwin (USA), Ansgar Beste (Sweden), Victoria Cheah (USA), Ben Davis, Chicago (USA), Óscar Escudero Romero (Spain), Eric Fernandez (USA), Elvira Garifzyanova (Russia), Julien Malaussena (France), Mithatcan Öcal (Turkey), Elena Rykova (Russia), Zihua Tan (Malaysia), Thierry Tidrow (Canada), Colin Tucker (USA), Anthony Vine (USA) und Julio Zúñiga (Costa Rica).
Every two years since 2003, the public foundation and residency program Akademie Schloss Solitude hosts a summer master class for young composers. In 2015, the Summer Academy will take place for the seventh time. Chaya Czernowin as the permanent faculty of the Academy will be supported by Rebecca Sauncers and Ming Tsao, this year’s guest teachers. The summer master class focuses on the compositions of each participant. Next to the mediation of compositional thought, individual classes, group work and presentations of the composers are part of the program.
The participants work together with the Ensemble SurPlus to present their works to the public in two concerts at the end of the master class. Ensemble SurPlus, founded in 1992 in Freiburg, has worked closely with the Akademie Schloss Solitude since 1994. The main aim of Ensemble Surplus is to interpret new and unknown compositions, unbiased of the style or intellectual and technical requirements of the pieces. Its mission can then loosely be described as being »open for the new«, which was significantly shaped by its founder the conductor, artistic director and pianist James Avery, who passed away in 2009. Numerous projects that were considered impossible to realize – for example the presentation of works of the complex music school (such as Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, Frank Cox, Aaron Cassidy, and many more) – have since then passed on this intellectual claim.
The interpreters of the final concerts are: Sylvie Altenburger (viola), Johannes Burghoff (violoncello), Alfonso Gomez (piano), Stefan Häussler (violin), Christian Kemper (oboe), Sven Kestel (contrabass), Martina Roth (flute), Joshua Löhrer (clarinet), Olaf Tzschoppe (percussion), Erich Wagner (conductor, clarinet).
Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 8 p.m.
Et tu m’as nommée nouveau monde (2015), premiere
for bass flute, bass clarinet and violoncello
for prepared quartet (clarinet, viola, piano and percussion)
for amplified violin
git (2015), premiere
for oboe, bass clarinet, violoncello, flute and violin
TELL: Dreamhouse (2015), premiere
for oboe, bass clarinet, violin, viola, double bass and percussion
the armless clock understands time [ii] (2015), premiere
for alto flute, bass clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano
Concerning Articulated Sound Energy (2014)
for flute, clarinet, percussion, violin and violoncello
Thursday, August 20, 2015, 8 p.m.
...sur fond blanc (2015)
for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello and percussion
Love is poison (2015), premiere
for oboe, viola, violin, violoncello and live electronics
lamina (2015), premiere
for double bass and percussion
for violin, bass clarinet and piano
From a Forest of Standing Mirrors (2014)
for double bass, piano and percussion
for amplified duo viola and piano
engulfed, constrained in a widening gap (2013)
for flute, piccolo flute, clarinet, violin, viola and violoncello
Without... (2015), premiere
for flute, oboe, bass clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, violoncello and double bass
With the kind support of Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung and Stiftung Landesbank Baden-Württemberg: Kunst und Kultur.
The concerts are open to the public. Admission is free, a contribution to expenses is very welocme.