Unerhörte Musik
Di, 19/05/2020, 20:00 Uhr
Komponierte Musik

Duo Saviet / Houston | INNER

Unerhörte Musik

Built around works that intensely occupy a variety of timbral worlds, INNER is a violin and piano programme that explores obsessive repetition, extended techniques, memory, and obscured quotation.  The programme takes its name from Irish composer Ann Cleare's piece Inner, which "aims to explore internal structures of sound and turn them outward: isolating, focusing on, and revealing sounds in their time and space”.  Rebecca Saunders’ Duo also has a strong focus on intricate and subtle sounds, but here skeletal gestures alternate with intense, poised silences, creating a restless and unique sonic world.  Specific source materials are used as starting points in two of the works: in for mira by Cassandra Miller a clip of Kurt Cobain singing is imitated and repeated, resulting in an aggressively hyper re-translation; and the Sinfonia from Bach’s C-minor Partita is the basis for the third of Mark Barden’s Études, preserving the original pitches while displacing them across the full range of the keyboard.  In each of these works, the source materials are processed, distorted, and repeated in ways that obscure their origin while simultaneously evoking its memory. Morton Feldman’s Spring of Chosroes is built up of hushed, repeated phrases and harmonies, inspired by the famous Spring of Khosrow carpet made for the Ctesiphon palace in the 6th Century.

  • Ann Cleare: »Inner« für Violine und Klavier (2009)
  • Cassandra Miller: »for mira« für Violine solo (2012))
  • Mark Barden: »Études 1-3« für Klavier solo (2016)
  • Rebecca Saunders: »Duo« für Violine und Klavier (1996, rev. 1998)
  • Lisa Streich: »Safran« für Violine und Klavier (2018)
  • Iannis Xenakis: »Dikthas« für Violine und Klavier (1979)
  • Morton Feldman: »Spring of Chosroes« für Violine und Klavier (1977)

Sarah Saviet, Violine
Joseph Houston, Klavier


  • Einführung: 19:20
  • BKA-Theater
  • Mehringdamm 34, Berlin
  • Barrierefreiheit: Sehbehinderung und Blindheit / motorische Einschränkungen
  • Ticketpreis: 13.- / 9.-
  • Kartenvorbestellung: 20 22 007
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