Ensemble Temporum

Nocturnal microtones

Saturday, 24 September, at 15:00
150–250 kr

Fiercely original textures in Ensemble Temporum’s adventurous programme

Chaya Czernowin: Ayre: Towed Through Plumes, Thicket, Asphalt, Sawdust and Hazardous Air I Shall Not Forget the Sound Of (2016) 

Martin Bauck: tostados en córdoba en medio de la noche (2019)

Paul Clift: On the Celestial Hierarchy (2014) 

Michelle Agnes Magalhaes: Snow soul (2022, WP)


Chaya Czernowin: Fast Darkness III (2022, WP)

Ensemble Temporum performs two pieces, including a world premiere, by the Israeli-American composer Chaya Czernowin. Her international reputation is rapidly rising right now: critic Alex Ross has praised her music as ‘the negative beauty of disaster’.

The word premiere Fast Darkness III is the final part of a trilogy (the other two works were written for Klangforum Wien and Riot Ensemble). It features the piano as a microtonal instrument and has grown out of a close collaboration with the ensemble's pianist Sanae Yoshida.

The ensemble also performs Czernowin’s Ayre: Towed Through Plumes, Thicket, Asphalt, Sawdust and Hazardous Air I Shall Not ´Forget the Sound Of (2016) which involves slow scraping movements, noise and percussive sounds.

The timbre of the piano is also the focus of Martin Bauck's stripped-down, quiet tostados en córdoba en medio de la noche. Flageolets –medieval woodwind instruments – emit microtones that spread out across the ensemble.

On the Celestial Hierarchy (2015) by Australian Paul Clift portrays a dreamlike universe where the ensemble is treated as a unified sound.

Ensemble Temporum is an Oslo based ensemble with a rotating membership. TThey are named after Gérard Grisey’s Vortex Temporum, which they performed at Ultima in 2016.

Chaya Czernowin. Photo: Astrid Ackerman.

Conductor

Kai Grinde Myrann

With

Ensemble Temporum

Violin

Aliisa Neige Barrière

Viola

Bénédicte Royer

Cello

Inga Grytås Byrkjeland

Piano

Sanae Yoshida

Percussion

Jennifer Torrence

In collaboration with

Ensemble Temporum