Musik

Junge koreanische Talente: Ensemble Konnex

Veranstaltungsdatum
Mittwoch, 31. März 2021 / 19:00
Ort

Online

Eintritt
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Ensemble Tempus Konnex

Live-Stream aus dem Koreanischen Kulturzentrum, Space GODO

Mitwirkende

Tempus Konnex

Delphine Roche, Flöte
Emanuel Dantscher, Klarinette
Alberto Carnevale Ricci, Klavier
Jessica Ling, Violine
Nathan Watts, Violoncello
Tobias Fandel, Dirigent
JiYoun Doo, Leitung

TEMPUS KONNEX ist eine junge Formation professioneller KünstlerInnen verschiedener Fachrichtungen, die sich der Aufgabe verschrieben hat, der avantgardistischen Musik eine neue Bühne zu bereiten. Gegründet wurde TEMPUS KONNEX im Jahr 2015.

TEMPUS KONNEX versteht sich nicht als Ensemble im klassischen Sinne. Hier wird Theorie nicht als lästige Pflicht aufgefasst, welche im Schatten der Musik steht, sondern als wesentliches Element der Musik selbst. Musik zu machen und zu verstehen ergibt sich nicht nur daraus, ein Repertoire zu spielen, sondern daraus, ihre technischen wie auch ästhetischen Überlegungen und ihre geschichtlichen Hintergründe ernst zu nehmen und dem Publikum offenzulegen.

Zu diesem Zweck integrieren die Konzertveranstaltungen Vorträge, Interviews und Diskussionen. Ferner geht die Aktivität von TEMPUS KONNEX über die Bühne hinaus und setzt sich auf der Homepage in der Reflexion über zeitgenössische Musik fort. Ausführlicheren Überlegungen, Essays und Kritiken wird dort Raum gegeben. Hierzu arbeiten Interpreten, Komponisten, Musikwissenschaftler und Philosophen eng zusammen.

Das Zusammenwirken von Spielen, Hören und Denken ist die Leitidee von TEMPUS KONNEX und das Publikum ist eingeladen, dieses Zusammenwirken nachzuvollziehen und an ihm teilzunehmen.

Programm

Jason Eckardt (*1971)
After Serra (2000)
Flöte, Klarinette, Klavier, Violine, Violoncello

Donghoon Shin (*1983)
songs and games for Piano (2018)

Kaija Saariaho (*1952)
Mirrors (1999)
für Flöte und Violoncello

Tobias Fandel (*1986)
rational choices (2019)
für Flöte, Klarinette, Klavier, Violine, Violoncello

Über die Komponisten

Jason Eckardt

(English)

Jason Eckardt (b. 1971) played guitar in jazz and metal bands until, upon first hearing the music of Webern, he immediately devoted himself to composition. Since then, his music has been influenced by his interests in perceptual complexity, the physical and psychological dimensions of performance, political activism, and self-organizing processes in the natural world. He has been recognized through commissions from Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, the Koussevitzky Foundation (2000, 2011), the Guggenheim Museum, the Fromm Foundation at Harvard University (1996, 2008), New Music USA, Chamber Music America, the New York State Music Fund, Meet the Composer, the Oberlin Conservatory, and percussionist Evelyn Glennie; awards from the League of Composers/ISCM (National Prize), Deutschen Musikrat-Stadt Wesel (Symposium NRW Prize), the Aaron Copland Fund, the New York State Council on the Arts, ASCAP, the University of Illinois (Martirano Prize), the Alice M. Ditson Fund, and Columbia University (Rapoport Prize); and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Fondation Royaumont, the MacDowell and Millay Colonies, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the Fritz Reiner Center for Contemporary Music, the Composers Conference at Wellesley, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music.

Major festivals have programmed his works, including the Festival d'Automne a Paris, IRCAM-Resonances, ISCM World Music Days (1999, 2000), Darmstadt, Musica Strasbourg, Voix Nouvelles, Musik im 20. Jahrhundert, New Music on the Point, Musikhost, Currents in Musical Thought-Seoul, New Consortium, International Review of Contemporary Music, Festival of New American Music, and the International Bartok Festival. Performances of Eckardt's music have been broadcast by the BBC, Saarlandisches Rundfunk, Radio Socioculturelle, WKCR, the Australian Broadcasting Company, WBAI, and Cultura FM Espana.

Subject, a recording featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble, JACK Quartet, and soloists Tony Arnold, Jay Campbell, Jordan Dodson, Eric Lamb, and Marilyn Nonken was released by Tzadik. Two additional portrait recordings, Undersong, featuring Fred Sherry, Claire Chase, Tony Arnold, and ICE conducted by Steven Schick, and Out of Chaos, featuring Ensemble 21, are available on Mode. Other recordings include "Wild Ginger" by Rebekah Heller and “to be held…” by Wendy Richman both on Tundra, Strömkarl by violinist Miranda Cuckson and pianist Blair McMillen on Urlicht, Echoes' White Veil by pianist Marilyn Nonken on CRI, Transience by marimbist Makoto Nakura on Helicon, Sweet Creature by percussionist Michael Lipsey on Capstone, 16 by ICE on New Focus, Multiplicities by flutist Nancy Ruffer on Metier, Tangled Loops by saxophonist Nathan Nabb on Amp, Tango Clandestino by pianist Amy Briggs on Revello, A Fractured Silence by the Prism Saxophone Quartet on Innova, "Lady Fern" by Victoria Jordanova on ArpaViva, and Rendition by clarinetist Jean Kopperud on Albany.

Eckardt has written on subjects ranging from cognitive research informing composition to Richard Serra's use of process from a musical perspective. His work has appeared in Perspectives of New Music, Autour de la Set Theory in IRCAM's Musique-Sciences series, L'etincelle, Dansk Musik Tidsskrift, Current Musicology, and a chapter in Arcana II, edited by John Zorn.

Also active as a promoter of new music, Eckardt co-founded and served as the Executive Director of Ensemble 21, the contemporary music performance group in New York City. Under his leadership, the critically acclaimed Ensemble earned a reputation for innovative programming and top-caliber performances, premiered over thirty works, and recorded for the CRI and Mode labels. In 1999, Ensemble 21 was the first American ensemble to collaborate in concert with IRCAM.

Eckardt received a doctorate in composition from Columbia University as a Presidential Fellow. In 1992, Eckardt graduated cum laude from Berklee College of Music where he was awarded the Richard Levy Scholarship. He has attended masterclasses with Milton Babbitt, James Dillon, Brian Ferneyhough, Jonathan Harvey, and Karlheinz Stockhausen. He has taught at Columbia, Illionis, New York, Northwestern, and Rutgers Universities, the Oberlin and Peabody Conservatories, and is currently on the faculties of the Graduate Center and Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

Tobias Fandel

setzt sich in seinen künstlerischen Arbeiten mit Wahrnehmung und Sinnlichkeit, Philosophie und Psychologie urbaner wie technologischer Veränderungen auseinander und schafft makroskopische »Pixel«, die fragmentierte ästhetische Erfahrungen ermöglichen und den Hörer dazu herausfordern, sich subjektiv zu positionieren. Zahlreiche internationale Aufführungen und Engagements bei Festivals, Konzertreihen und Ensembles in Taipeh (Universität Soochow), Tel Aviv (CEME-Festival: Ensemble Meitar), Sotschi (XII. Sochi Winter Arts Festival: Yuri Bashmet), Moskau (Russische Staatsphilharmonie Moskau: Moscow Soloists), New York (Mise-En Music Festival: Ensemble Mise-En), Lugano (Ticino Musica: Ensemble Modern), Bangkok (TICF-Festival, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble), St. Petersburg (reMusik.org: Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble) und Chengdu (XV Sun River Composition Prize: 3. Preis) zeugen von seiner kulturell offenen künstlerischen Vision.

Darüber hinaus hat Tobias Fandel mit verschiedenen Künstler*innen anderer Disziplinen wie Bobbi Chen (Schauspiel, Tanz), Ma Haijiao (Film) und Silvan Schmid (Jazztrompete) im Rahmen von Transcultural Collaboration und der Shanghai Biennale zusammengearbeitet. Nach Studien in Frankfurt am Main (Musik und Mathematik), München (Klavier, Markus Bellheim), Zürich (Komposition, Isabel Mundry) und Helsinki (Klavier, Tuija Hakkila) legte Tobias Fandel in Leipzig das Meisterklassenexamen in der Klasse von Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf mit Auszeichnung ab und komplementiert derzeit seine akademische Ausbildung mit einer Promotion (The Chinese University of Hong Kong).

Donghoon Shin

(English)

Donghoon Shin is a South Korean composer based in London. His music has been performed and commissioned by prominent orchestras, ensembles and festivals such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Gürzenich Orchestra in Cologe, Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Spanish National Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Ensemble Recherche, Riot Ensemble, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Tongyeong International Music Festival, TIMF Ensemble and Exaudi ensemble.

He won numerous prizes including the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize in 2016, Goethe Award by Goethe Institut and Tongyeong International Music Festival in 2013 and the Gran Prix of the ANM-BBVA International Composition Concours in 2010. He also served the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group as Young Composer in Residence (2017-18) through the Embedded Scheme of the Sound and Music.

Recent works include Of Rats and Men for chamber orchestra commissioned and premiered by the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Peter Eötvös and Kafka’s Dream for the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by François-Xavier Roth.

Internationally renowned orchestras will perform new works by Donghoon Shin: the Los Angeles Philharmonic, together with Seoul Philharmonic and Bamberg Symphony commissioned a new orchestral work (WP: May 2021); a new violin concerto (for the violinist Kristóf Baráti and the conductor Boon-Hua Lien) is commissioned by the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra and the Peter Eötvös Music Foundation (WP: November 2020).

Donghoon Shin studied composition at Seoul National University with Sukhi Kang and Uzong Choe, and with Julian Anderson at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is now pursuing a PhD in Composition under the supervision of Sir George Benjamin at the King’s College London. He is being mentored by Peter Eötvös through the Embedded Scheme of the Sound and Music as well as the Peter Eötvös Foundation. Unsuk Chin has been another influential mentor and supporter for Donghoon for over a decade. He also attended masterclasses of Tristan Murail, York Höller, Pascal Dusapin and Johannes Schöllhorn.

Donghoon Shin is a laureate of Ricordilab 2019 and his music is exclusively published by Ricordi Berlin.