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Switzerland
 Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 11am 
Ensemble intercontemporain
Lucerne Festival
Lucerne
Switzerland
http://e.lucernefestival.ch

Ensemble intercontemporain
IRCAM – Centre Pompidou computer music design
Matthias Pintscher conductor

How does space become sound? That’s the question composer-in-residence Olga Neuwirth investigates in her large ensemble work Le Encantadas, which she completed last year – and which superimposes two entirely different island worlds. On the one hand these involve the Galapagos, the “enchanted islands” as Herman Melville describes them in his series of sketches The Encantadas depicting an antediluvian wasteland of lava rock populated only by prehistoric reptiles. On the other hand it involves the lagoon city of Venice, where Neuwirth has lived for several years. More precisely: the Venetian Church of San Lorenzo, where she attended the 1984 world premiere of Luigi Nono’s Prometeo and whose specific acoustics (including its unique reverberation) she has reconstructed using electronic means. “The listener is led over the course of 70 minutes through a labyrinth of real and fictitious outdoor spaces, interiors, varied (sonic-)island worlds, and acoustic and manipulated phenomena,” says Neuwirth of her “fictional space-time journey.”


Olga Neuwirth : Le Encantadas o le avventure nel mare delle meraviglie

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Switzerland
 Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11am 
Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY
Lucerne Festival
Lucerne
Switzerland
http://e.lucernefestival.ch

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY
Matthias Pintscher conductor

Take a trip into a magic garden of sounds! In hij 1 Mark Andre makes the orchestra snarl, creak, groan, and buzz, and it’s a genuine pleasure: For stretches the winds take off their mouthpieces, playing what sound like percussion instruments, while the string players use picks to make their strings vibrate. A century ago, Igor Stravinsky was also expanding and refining the sound of the orchestra for his classic ballet score The Firebird and using beguiling mixtures of color and lavish melody to evoke the world of Russian fairy-tale. To start his inaugural concert as Principal Conductor of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY, Matthias Pintscher has also selected a major orchestral work by György Ligeti, the tenth anniversary of whose death is being remembered this summer. In San Francisco Polyphony Ligeti continues to build on the shimmering clouds of sounds of his famous Atmosphčres while developing starker dramatic contrasts and a “polyphony that is more transparent, more clearly defined.”


Gyorgy Ligeti : San Francisco Polyphony
Marc Andre : hij 1 for Orchestera
Igor Stravinsky : L'Oiseau de Feu

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Switzerland
 Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 1pm 
Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY
Lucerne Festival
Lucerne
Switzerland
http://e.lucernefestival.ch

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY
Konstantia Gourzi conductor

The Greek musician Konstantia Gourzi is doubly talented and has found equal success as a composer and conductor. For her debut conducting the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY she will also premiere a brand-new orchestral work of her own. Her program juxtaposes this piece with three musical positions from the 1950s and ʼ60s. Gourzi’s fellow Greek Iannis Xenakis evokes an archaic ritual sacrifice in Le Sacrifice, the second part of his orchestral triptych Anastenaria. The Danish Per Nřrgĺrd meanwhile explores infinity through trancelike sounds, and György Ligeti follows in the footsteps of Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály in his “Romanian Concerto,” a sparkling early work that uses a wide variety of folk melodies Ligeti heard as a child in Transylvania and later studied at the Folklore Institute in Bucharest. These he supplements with melodies of his own evoking “the spirit of the village bands.”


Iannis Xenakis : Le Sacrifice from Anastenaria for Orchestra
Per Nřrgĺrd : Voyage into the Golden Screen for Orchestra
Konstantia Gourzi : Ny-él, two Angels in the White Garden for Orchestra
Gyorgy Ligeti : Concert Românesc

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