Von: Annesley Black
Datum: Tue, 28 Mar 2017
Betreff: UPCOMING – BASEL – ZÜRICH – BERLIN – METALLURGIE
Dear friends, colleagues,
I hope to see some of your curious, upturned faces at the next concerts in Basel, Zürich and in Berlin in the coming months. (more detailed description of the project and HAMMER HAMMER below!)
musik für elektronische klänge, klavier und schlagzeug
dienstag 4. 4. um 20 uhr in der DRUCKEREIHALLE
ackermannshof – st. johanns-vorstadt 19-21, basel
ANNESLEY BLACK – HAMMER HAMMER (2016/17) UA
LUC DÖBEREINER – METALLURGIE (2016/17) UA
MARTIN LORENZ – HAUFEN (2016/17) UA
KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN – KONTAKTE (1958)
PETRA RONNER – KLAVIER
MARTIN LORENZ – SCHLAGZEUG
LUC DÖBEREINER – ELEKTRONIK
8.4.17 20:30 kunstraum walcheturm zürich: franco evangelisti, karlheinz stockhausen; herbert brün, gottfried michael koenig
9.4.17 18:00 kunstraum walcheturm zürich: richard barrett, annesley black, luc döbereiner, martin lorenz
3.5.17 20:00 villa elisabeth berlin: annesley black, luc döbereiner, martin lorenz, karlheinz stockhausen
The project METALLURGIE was initiated by Petra Ronner. Martin Lorenz (percussion), Luc Döbereiner and myself have composed new pieces for Petra (piano) and Martin (percussion), with Luc as sound director, and are to be followed by their interpretation of KONTAKTE by Stockhausen.
I began working on my piece HAMMER HAMMER in 2011, when I made recordings in southern German workshops or factories that build pianos and parts of pianos- from Holzwerk Strunz (Pocking) , who find the wood for and produce sounding boards, and Louis Renner GmbH (Stuttgart), who create hammer mechanisms, and Sauter Pianofortemanufakture GmbH & Ko KG (Spaichingen), piano manufacturers. The ownership of the factories has passed through generations, survived hills and dales of political and industrial developments. Technical expertise and tactile knowledge has been passed from person to person, through hands, through words.
In the piece sounds from the factories can be heard, interviews, industrial machines, but also delicate actions of specialists upon refined material, reflecting a trade that has always existed as a fine interplay between humans and machinery to create a tool sensitive enough to transmit complex layers of human expression.
The live musicians co-exist briefly on stage with the stories of the instrument, the texture they create weaves between musical material that might have been influenced by industrial processes ( mechanical rhythms, sequences ) and endeavors for innovation, a personal mark upon a machine. The resulting process of the piece is one in which any perceived schism between industry and art (or technology and expression… machines and humanity) is ruptured.
The musicians have been working hard on this ambitious and autonomously organised programme. We hope some will be able to enjoy their precise and inspired performance in one of the concerts in Basel, Zürich or Berlin.
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aus liebe und mit begeisterung am kern der sache!
mit wärmster empfehlung,
Annesley Black, 60431 Frankfurt a.M