Late Night 4 – CANCELLED

Dirk Rothbrust | Christian Dierstein | Marco Blaauw et al.


Sat, 05.09. | 22.00 | No. 20810

KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

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Summer Festival – Cancelled

14.08.-13.09. 2020




    Late Night 4 – CANCELLED

    Dirk Rothbrust | Christian Dierstein | Marco Blaauw et al.

    Dirk Rothbrust  percussion
    Christian Dierstein  percussion
    Marco Blaauw  trumpet
    Soloists from the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI  
    Rebecca Saunders (*1967)
    Neither for four double-bell trumpets
    world premiere of the new version  
    dust for percussion
    world premiere of the new version for percussion ensemble

    What’s better than a single trumpet? A trumpet that sounds like two. Marco Blaauw has developed just such a double trumpet, which – as its name suggests – has two bells. He can produce the craziest sounds with it: for example, shifting between open and muted tones in a flash, mixing both together, or playing with microtones. In close collaboration with Blaauw, Rebecca Saunders has composed a fascinating duo for this double-bell trumpet. Neither displays the new instrument’s variety of timbres and playing techniques in an extremely sophisticated way. Think of it as a kind of sonic sculpture that can be viewed from different angles and under shifting degrees of light. For her Lucerne retrospective as composer-in-residence, Saunders is working with the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI on a new version of Neither for four musicians. She will also present her piece dust, originally conceived for solo percussion, in a version for expanded ensemble that has also been conceived as spatial music.

    Dirk Rothbrust

    Born in 1968 in Illingen, Germany, Dirk Rothbrust ranks among the most renowned international percussionists. From 1986 to 1994, he studied in Saarbrücken and Karlsruhe with Franz Lang and Isao Nakamura. He has been a member of the Cologne Percussion Quartet since 1995 and of the Ensemble Musikfabrik since 2005, and from 2001 to 2008 he played with the Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin. Whether with an ensemble or as a soloist, Rothbrust concertizes at all the important contemporary music festivals in Europe and collaborates with the leading composers and performers of our time, including Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Martha Argerich, and Maurizio Pollini; the saxophonist Peter Brötzmann; and the electronic duo Mouse on Mars. As a soloist, Rothbrust has given the world premieres of such works as void by Rebecca Saunders, Beat Furrer’s Xenos III, and Wolfgang Mitterer’s Rasch, all of which – like many other works – were written specifically for him.

    July 2018

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