July 23, 2006

Concerts: Solitude, my sweetest choice

Date: July 23, 2006, 14:30 Uhr

Duration: July 23, 2006

Location: Akademie Schloss Solitude

On this Sunday in July, the visitor is greeted with a summery kaleidoscope of new music, spaced out throughout the afternoon. The music fellows will present new works, composed especially for the World New Music Festival and performed by the Ascolta ensemble on the trumpet, trombone, violoncello, drums, guitar and piano. In this extremely heterogeneous group of composers, the conceptual encounters performance, and “traditional” new music concert procedure merges with computers and acoustic art. Works by Francesco Filidei (*1973), Noriko Baba (*1972), Andrew Hamilton (*1977), Jennifer Walshe (*1974), Benedikt Schiefer (*1978) and Cobi van Tonder (*1974) are performed in three concerts.

The Stuttgart ensemble Ascolta emanated from the Varianti ensemble, founded under the patronage of Musik der Jahrhunderte, which has been performing contemporary music in variable ensemble and chamber music formations both at home and abroad since 1994. The ensemble has appeared at virtually all European New Music festivals, including début performances by Peter Eötvös, Brian Ferneyhough, Dieter Schnebel, Matthias Pintscher, Michael Jarrell, Salvatore Sciarrino and Marco Stroppa. The Ascolta ensemble last appeared at the Akademie in 2003.

A cooperation with Musik der Jahrhunderte during the World New Music Festival 2006

Sunday, July 23, 2006, 2:30 pm, Schlosskapelle Solitude

Omaggia a Ligeti (1923-2006)

Luciano Berio / »FA-SI« (1975)
Girolamo Frescobaldi / »Ricercare cromaticho« (1635)
Gyorgy Ligeti / »Ricercare (omaggio a Girolamo Frescobaldi)« (1953)
Francesco Filidei / »Altro Recercar (omaggio a Gyorgy Ligeti)« (world premiere)
Noriko Baba / »Box and Cox« (2005, German premiere)
Gyorgy Ligeti / »Zwei Etuden für Orgel« [Harmonies (1967), Coulée (1969)]
Gerard Pesson / »Trois Etudes pour orgue baroque« (2004) [La Discrète, Fanfare, Tombeau de Luigi Nono]
Mauricio Kagel / »Improvisation ajoutée« (1968)

Francesco Filidei, Organ

Sunday, July 23, 2006, 3:30 pm, Akademie Schloss Solitude

Andrew Hamilton / »music for people who think things could be better« (world premiere) for violin and voice

Natasha Lohan, Voice
Andrew Hamilton, Violin

Sunday, July 23, 2006, 4:30 pm, Akademie Schloss Solitude

Jennifer Walshe / »meanwhile, back at the ranch« (2005)
Benedikt Schiefer / »blue ajouté« (world premiere)
Cobi van Tonder / »Coexistenz« (world premiere)
Noriko Baba / »Pseudoscope III« (world premiere)

Ensemble Ascolta

Advance sales: Theaterhaus Stuttgart / +49 (0)711-40207-20/-21/-22/-23, www.theaterhaus.com or Kartenhaus.de, Tickethotline +49-1805-9690000, www.kartenhaus.de
Tickets: 15 Euro (11 Euro reduced) for all three concerts