POST-APOCALYPTIC PIANO MUSIC
ARCHIVES OF EMOTIONS AND EXPERIENCES
Klang Avant Garde Music Festival -Copenhagen
9/6 2019, 10/6/19 21:30
A pianist works, registers statements, shows, notes. We are the audience who observes her, the pianist, the oracle, who conducts a ritual. Niels Rønsholdt says: “… the pianist plays a role as a kind of oracle or survivor in or from a future, where the world as we know it has broken down, and man is more or less dismantled. She tries to remember, record human emotions and experiences, before they disappear. She uses everything she has available and at hand: the instrument“.
Both nights take place in a dystopian future where man is no more. “I am fascinated by the idea of what will be left of man – the idea that for instance art survives man: When man is gone, all that we felt and experienced is also lost. But it lives as a kind of echo in literature and music, captured and maintained in a kind of code language".
In his music Rønsholdt often focuses on people, emotions, expressions and what we say and do. It makes his works communicative, theatrical and deeply human. In the Archive of Emotions and Experiences, we as the audience will follow the registration of exactly what Rønsholdt captures in his music.
Niels Rønsholdt: Archive of Emotions and Experiences, WORLD PREMIERE
Piano: Lenio Liatsou
Touring Support by: ONASSIS STEGI
ZKM will develop a geo-referencing app and in cooperation with OCC will commission site-specific electroacoustic or instrumental works for specific places in Germany and Greece.
Carola Bauckholt, Niels Roensholdt, Marianthe Alexandri- Papalexandri, Michalis Paraskakis
Simone Movio, Christina Athinadorou, Ηuihui Cheng and Lambros Pigounis will write miniature compositions for specific urban spaces in Thessaloniki ,These will be recorded by the dissonART ensemble and will be uploaded to a geo-refereing application creating an in-situ urban concert. The Thessaloniki soundscape compositions will remain accessible even after the completion of the projectcycle, for visitorss (locals and tourists) and citizens to enjoy. We estimate that over 1.000 people per annum will use the app and listen to compositions.
Secret Dialogues - Recital At Athens Concert Hall
The recital’s title alludes to the obvious and hidden elements shared among the works of the featured composers.
The musical language of the works included in this program is marked by a common soundscape of fragile, elusive events that often push the instrument to its dynamic limits. Technology, prepared piano, and the use of voice are all employed to construct a narrative of contemporary life through an original and personal idiom.
Lenio Liatsou premieres Winther Christensen pieces
Christian Winther Christensen is working on an ongoing project, writing a number of 'Piano Preludes'. February 14th two new pieces are being premiered in Thessaloniki.
Christian Winther Christensen's 'Piano Preludes' is performed on a piano completely covered in masking tape, and so far the total work consists of 9 pieces. Read more about the work, and peruse the scores of some of the preludes here.
The concert will also feature works by Georges Aperghis, Salvatore Sciarrino and Gerard Pesson, and after the premiere in Thessaloniki the concert will be played in Athens the following week.
Deutschlandfunk Kultur – new music in Greece
Deutschlandfunk Kultur. Words and music by Lenio Liatsou, Christos Carras, Michalis Paraskakis, Iannis Xenakis, Nikos Ioakeim, Lorenda Ramou, Dimitri Terzakis, Jani Christou, Kornilios Selamsis, Georgia Koumará, Zesses Seglias, Nikos Galenianos and many more.
Broadcasted on January 2nd and February 10th.
Interview to Jim Igor Kallenberg recorded on September 29th 2017 in Thessaloniki.