Ensemble Musikfabrik: Saunders / Tenney / Feldman / Reich

Thursday, September 14th
Kulturkirken Jakob, 9:00 PM

Rebecca Saunders stirrings still II
Rebecca Saunders Fury
James Tenney Form 4 im memoriam Morton Feldman
Morton Feldman De Kooning
Steve Reich Radio Rewrite

Ensemble Musikfabrik
Kulturkirken Jakob
14 September, 9 pm
Tickets: 250/150 NOK

Renowned German Ensemble Musikfabrik present a thoughtfully chosen programme representing the quiet passion of contemporary music. The music of Rebecca Saunders (British, based in Berlin) has been described as ‘violent stillness’, and these two works display her focus on the materiality of sound from acoustic instruments. The title stirrings still is quoted from Samuel Beckett, whose connections with Morton Feldman were very close.

Feldman is remembered in James Tenney’s elegiac Form 4, and the Ensemble additionally perform two American works which also take their cue from pre-existing artists and artworks. Morton Feldman’s De Kooning was composed as the soundtrack to a film on the abstract expressionist pioneer, and is scored for horn, violin, cello, piano and percussion. 
Steve Reich’s more recent Radio Rewrite is the composer’s tribute to the British rock group Radiohead, and incorporates some of the melodies and riffs from the songs Everything In Its Right Place and Jigsaw Falling Into Place.

We regret to announce that due to unforeseen logistical issues, the programme and the venue of Ensemble Musikfabrik’s concert had to be changed. The concert will now take place at Kulturkirken Jakob.

Ensemble Musikfabrik: Saunders / Tenney / Feldman / Reich

Kulturkirken Jakob 9:00 PM

Ticket 250/150,-