James Tenney, April 5, 1987, Los Angeles. Photo © Betty Freeman
Fr, 16/10/2020, 18:30 Uhr
Komponierte Musik / Konzert

Harmonic Space 2020: James Tenney


Eröffnungskonzert im KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst – Teil I

James Tenney – Music in Just Intonation and Alternate Tuning Systems 1965–2004
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site-specific visual installation echoing Tenney’s 1960s art collaborations with Carolee Schneemann and George Brecht created by artist Mareike Lee

Berlin’s newly formed ensemble Harmonic Space Orchestra presents a festival celebrating the ground-breaking experimental music of Canadian/American composer James Tenney (1932-2006), bringing together one of the largest European retrospectives of his work presented to date. The program features major works in alternate tuning systems (For Ann (rising) in a first-ever live multichannel version, Harmonium #7, ‘Scend for Scelsi, the complete Postal Pieces, Quintext, Bridge, Glissade) alongside smaller pieces. The festival also highlights Berlin-based composers who worked with or were inspired by Tenney: Catherine Lamb, Marc Sabat, Wolfgang von Schweinitz and Chiyoko Szlavnics. Guests include the duo Frank Reinecke+Helge Slaatto with their first complete live rendering of Schweinitz’ monumental “Plainsound Glissando Modulation” and vocalist Stine Janvin Motland featured as soloist in Catherine Lamb’s “Parallaxis Forma”. The program also includes new works in microtonally extended just intonation by Berlin’s youngest generation of composers as well as multimedia artwork and live electronics.

Harmonic Space Orchestra (HSO) + Gäste
M.O. Abbott, Posaune
Johnny Chang, Violine, Viola
Samuel Dunscombe, Klarinetten, Live-Electronik
Judith Hamann, Cello
Jon Heilbron, Kontrabass
Catherine Lamb, Viola
Rebecca Lane, Flöten
Thomas Nicholson, Viola, Klavier, Dirigat
Michiko Ogawa, Klarinetten
Fredrik Rasten, Gitarren
Lucy Railton, Cello
Marc Sabat, Violine
Sarah Saviet, Violine
Chiyoko Szlavnics, Flöte, Altsaxophon
Tomoko Ono, Klavier

Frank Reinecke, Kontrabass
Helge Slaatto, Violine

Stine Janvin Motland, Stimme
Hannes Lingens, Schlagzeug
Marta Garcia-Gomez, Harfe
Philipp Gerschlauer, Altsaxophon

James Tenney:

  • »For Ann (rising)« live version with 12 players on Continuum Fingerboard with multiple speakers (1969)
  • »Harmonium #7« (2000)
  • »Postal Pieces« (complete, part I)
    1. »Beast« for Buell Neidlinger (1954-1971)
    2. »A Rose Is A Rose Is A Round« for Philip Corner (1970)
    3. »(night.) “for percussion perhaps, or ....”« for Harold Budd
    4. »KOAN« for solo violin
    5. »MAXIMUSIC« for Max Neuhaus
    6. »Swell Piece« for Alison Knowles

Berlins neu gegründetes Ensemble Harmonic Space Orchestra präsentiert ein Festival, das die bahnbrechende experimentelle Musik des kanadisch-amerikanischen Komponisten James Tenney zusammen mit Werken wichtiger Nachfolger*innen feiert.

http://www.harmonicspace.org/festival2020/

  • Bemerkungen zum Datum und Uhrzeit: Einlass: 18 Uhr
  • KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst
  • Am Sudhaus 3, Berlin