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.
Austrian magazine for music culture skug published an article about my work, compositional approaches und tonality from behind. It was a big pleasure talking to Monika Voithofer for this.
Find the article here.
… with embedded videos of Ping Pol, Flugmagnet and a photo by Christian Kettiger
In a collaboration between ORF Radiokulturhaus (Austrian national broadcast) and Jeunesse Vienna I had the privilege to stage and record a portrait concert, which has been broadcast on Ö1 radio May 14, 2018.
The program consisted of a range of pieces from 2011 to today, including the premiere of new ensemble piece Triad Hihat. Other pieces performed were Stift & Papier I, Stift & Papier II, Vektorium, Tandem Trapez, Ping Pol, Flugmagnet, Slope Motion, Triad Hihat.
Performing ensemble was the Viennese Platypus Ensemble under musical direction of Yalda Zamani, and with several guest musicians, among them Jon Heilbron, Alvaro Collao León, Matej Bunderla-Havaj, Manuel Alcaraz Clemente.
Leading up to the concert skug magazine published a super nice article about my work in general and this concert in particular: Mille Structures – Zum Schaffen Mauro Hertigs
Concert program: Jeunesse Portrait Mauro Hertig
As part of their Call for Scores Fall 2017, the Youtube channel ScoreFollower has programmed the solo western guitar piece Ping Pol. It is now possible to listen to it and read along in their newly uploaded video:
The amazing Zurich ensemble Soyuz 21 will perform two solo pieces of mine on January 20, 2018 in the very special venue Photobastei. Ping Pol will be performed by the wonderful multi-guitarist Mats Scheidegger.
The no less brilliant Séverine Ballon will take on my piece Cello Solo 2 from 2012.
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.
recording studio for Whispers
Seat for imitation game
passing on the melody
Stage for Ping Pol
For the full program, see Klangmanifeste’s website: http://www.klangmanifeste.at/