Feb 17, 2008

ECLAT New Music Festival Stuttgart

Date: Feb 17, 2008, 11:30 Uhr

Duration: Feb 17, 2008

Location: Akademie Schloss Solitude

…von Scherben, Splittern und Klängen (of cullets, spalls and sounds)
Ritta Baddoura / Alexandra Filonenko / Saed Haddad / Sven-Ingo Koch / Anton Safronov.

Within the long standing cooperation between Musik der Jahrhunderte and the Akademie Schloss Solitude performances of new works by five current fellows, performed by the ensemble ascolta, will take place at the academy in the course of the ECLAT festival.

In line with the intention of the festival to present »non-musical art forms, music theater and interdisciplinary projects«, the works introduced will not only exceed the boundaries of individual disciplines but also those between different cultures.
For example the piece »Les Deux Visages de l’Orient« for solo violin by the German based Jordanian composer Saed Haddad expresses the contradictory sides of the oriental image. In her piece »Aus dem Zeitenfluss – Die Jahreszeiten« for violin, violoncello und accordion, the Ukranian composer Alexandra Filonenko creates a synthesis between words, sounds and theater by adding a scenic reading to the three instruments, thus opening the disciplinary boundaries of music. The inevitable course of life as a theme is also used by the Russian composer Anton Safronov in his work »Lava / Entropie« for solo trombone. Similar dynamics and tension can be felt in the piece »Corps a Corps« by the German composer Sven-Ingo Koch, expressed in a struggle for harmonization between accordion and violoncello. A novel position is taken up by the Lebanese poet Ritta Baddoura, who uses in her performance »En hiver les mots« words as a methaphor for threads of sound and light, which weave through the wintery silence and darkness of solitude.


Entrance fees: 14 €, 9 € reduced
Tickets: Theaterhaus Stuttgart. Tel.: 0711. 40 20 720, or Email tickets@theaterhaus.com, www.theaterhaus.com.

The ECLAT-Festival – February 14 to 17, 2008 – is an event of Musik der Jahrhunderte with the Akademie Schloss Solitude, supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Stuttgart, and the Ministry of Science, Research and Art of the State of Baden-Württemberg in cooperation with the SWR.