With a custom built 7-meter-long instrument built by Jonas Hertig, which is played by rolling suitcases over it, we will premiere Die Perfekte Passivität on August 17 and 18 at the Festival Rümlingen 2018. It is a landscape opera played by four musicians plus a model airplane pilot.
Musicians on board will be: Noëmi Schwank (Saxophone, objects), Antonio Jiménez-Marín (Trombone, objects), Miguel Ángel García Martín (percussion, objects), Mauro Hertig (objects)
Other operas at the festival include premieres by Clara Ianotta, Manos Tsangaris, Peter Ablinger, Barblina Meierhans, Ruedi Häusermann and Mischa Käser. Artistic directors are Sylwia Zytynska and Daniel Ott.
It is a big honor to receive the “Startstipendium” scholarship of 2018 from the Austrian Chancellery of Culture. It is a grant to support my work throughout several projects in summer, including my landscape theater piece Die Perfekte Passivität for Festival Rümlingen, which will have its premiere on August 17 & 18.
Klangmanifeste Vienna 2018 has featured the piece/installation “Whispers”, an ad-hoc recording studio, where a melody is imitated by the visitors of the exhibition. 24 singers and non-singers took part. All the recordings of the melodies were then played later as part of the official concert, along with a live performance of “Ping Pol“, a solo steelstring guitar piece. It all happened on the 17 January 2018 in Echoraum, starting at 18:00, with the main performance at 22:00.
For the full program, see Klangmanifeste’s website: http://www.klangmanifeste.at/
As part of their “next to recherche” program, the wonderful ensemble recherche have premiered my ensemble piece “Flugmagnet” on November 11, 2017 in Freiburg. A video can be watched here.
Starting December of 2016, I had the pleasure of working with them through several project phases, doing tryouts, approaching the piece from different angles. It has been of big satisfaction being able to draw from the huge experience of the ensemble.
Flugmagnet is composed for Percussion, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello. This is Christian Dierstein, Martin Fahlenbock, Shizuyo Oka, Melise Mellinger, Åsa Åkeberg.
Concert announcement in Badische Zeitung