In a matinee concert, the American saxophonist Eliot Gattegno plays a program with contemporary music for saxophone and electronics, among them works by Karl-Heinz Stockhausen, Niklaus A. Huber and current Solitude fellow Alexander Sigman.
Eliot Gattegno (*1983, USA) works as a soloist, chamber musician and educator. Since 2002, he has performed more than 250 compositions in Asia, Europe, North and South America. In the USA, he has premiered works by Luciano Berio, Pascal Dusapin and Morton Feldman. In 2008 Gattegno was the first saxophonist to win the Music Prize at the International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt.
Alexander Sigman (*1980 in Ringoes, NJ, USA) is writing his dissertation in Music Composition at Stanford University, where he primarily studied with Brian Ferneyhough. He also studied with Chaya Czernowin at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (2007) and at the Institute of Sonology des Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Sigman is a fellow at the Akademie in 2008/2009.