News Update | January to March 2014

Jan 15 , Klub Katarakt Festival 37

A premier of a new piece for three orchestras, commisioned by the Katarakt Festival
“Three Petals” for the ensembles – Nelly Boyd, Hamburg; Trio Scordatura +, Amsterdam; Neon Ensemble, Oslo

Three Petals is originally conceived to be performed by three ensembles plus pre-recorded playback. The first performance (by the commissioners – Klub Katarakt Festival in Hamburg) will take place in separate but contiguous halls. The audience can only hear the complete work by walking through the spaces. The piece could also be performed by three separated ensembles in one common space (e.g., a concert hall). The first and third ensemble move up a semitone through the piece (one from F to F#, the other from C to C#), while the second ensemble remains « stationary » around A. This, theoretically, results in a move, over 24 minutes, from major to minor, albeit blurred by the microtonal character of the totality.
D i e Ö f f n u n g d e s R a u m s
Kampnagel Hamburg

Jan 27 – A set in a concert at Club Transmediale, Hebbel Theater 2, Berlin
Featuring a new performance and recording of the orchestra piece – “Baobab” by the Zinc and CopperWorks brass quartet, plus a performance of “Vlada” for viola d’amore, with Elisabeth Smalt; AshEli, with Eli Keszler, percussion
Jan 30 – Thursday – A concert by Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit – at KörberForum,
produced by Elbe Philharmonie, Hamburg, Germany

Feb 5, Wednesday – A concert at the Logos Foundation in Gent Belgium, playing a piece realized for the Logos Robot Orchestra, “One Blue Rose”, Vlada BC, with Elisabeth Smalt, viola d’amore; and others

Feb 24 – 28, a series of lectures and concerts by Phill Niblock at Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, with Carlos Casas and Neil Leonard + students from Berklee College of Music, Boston

March 25 – 30 – University of Maine, campuses at Orono and Farmington, a series of lectures and concerts, with Katherine Liberovskaya, Alan Margolis, Neil Leonard, produced by Gustavo Aguilar