Cosmos Stockhausen 3

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Peter Eötvös et al.

Stockhausen

Sun, 02.09.17.00No. 18629

KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

Vergangenes Konzert


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Summer Festival

17.08.-16.09. 2018

 

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    Cosmos Stockhausen 3

    Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Peter Eötvös et al.

    Peter Eötvös  conductor
    Jamil Attar  dancer-mimes
    Emmanuelle Grach  dancer-mimes
    Paul Jeukendrup  sound design
    Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928–2007)
    INORI. Adoration for two soloists and large orchestra
    Swiss premiere

    “The new function of music must be a religious one,” declared Karlheinz Stockhausen in his early years. Yet it was not until the 1970s, intensified through his encounter with East Asia and Zen Buddhism, that the spiritual orientation of his creative work clearly manifested itself … and unsettled Stockhausen’s avant-garde colleagues, who were completely fixated on the political dimension of art. In INORI (the title is Japanese and means “prayer, invocation”), two dance-mimes are enthroned high above the 89-member orchestra on a scaffold. From there they highlight the music with prayer gestures that Stockhausen borrowed from different religions and for which he developed his own notation. But to rehearse these ritualistic movement processes needs time. And so two young dancer couples have been preparing since last summer for both Lucerne performances, instructed by Alain Louafi and Kathinka Pasveer, who collaborated closely with Stockhausen himself.

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    Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY

    In 2003, the composer and conductor Pierre Boulez and Festival Executive and Artistic Director Michael Haefliger founded the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY: an educational institution for music of the 20th and 21st centuries that is internationally unique. Each summer, highly talented young musicians from all around the world come together here for the opportunity to study in depth and then to perform contemporary scores and classics of modern music. Almost 1,200 graduates have taken part in the Academy over the past fifteen years, many of whom have attended for several summers. The German composer Wolfgang Rihm has been in charge of artistic leadership since 2016, with Matthias Pintscher serving as Principal Conductor. They are supported by internationally acclaimed performers of contemporary music who work as instrumental coaches. The orchestral and ensemble concerts for 2018 focus on the works of Karlheinz Stockhausen, including performances of such pieces as Inori and Gruppen; for the latter, the Academy Orchestra joins forces with the London Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Pintscher, Sir Simon Rattle, and Duncan Ward. They will give the world premiere of Peter Eötvös’s new score Reading Malevich and will also present works by Kurtág, Bella, Zimmermann, Nono, and composer-in-residence Fritz Hauser. The Composer Seminar is being led for the third time this year, in which young composers discuss their works with Wolfgang Rihm, Dieter Ammann, and other guests and rehearse them with selected LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI. A Conducting Fellowship offers scholarship holders the opportunity to follow along in the Academy’s work. The Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY is once again participating this summer in the “Special Event Day” and appears in the “40min” series as well.

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    Peter Eötvös

    Composer, conductor, and educator: Peter Eötvös combines these three roles in an extraordinary career. Born in 1944 in Hungarian Transylvania, he studied composition and piano at the Budapest Academy of Music and conducting at the Cologne Academy of Music. He was a member of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s ensemble from 1968 to 1976, playing piano and percussion, and from 1971 to 1979 he worked at WDR’s Studio for Electronic Music. In 1978, at the invitation of Pierre Boulez, Eötvös was appointed music director of the Ensemble intercontemporain – a position he held until 1991. As a conductor, he has worked with ensembles as the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics; the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam; the BBC Symphony Orchestra; the Budapest Festival Orchestra; the Gothenburg Symphony; the Vienna, Stuttgart, and Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestras; and the Ensemble Modern. From 1994 to 2005, he led the Hilversum Radio Chamber Orchestra and, in 2015, together with the London Symphony Orchestra, performed a concert for Boulez’s 90th birthday. Last season he was the resident artist with the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, and in the 2018-19 season he will serve as Capell-Compositeur with the Staatskapelle Dresden. As a composer, Eötvös has enjoyed successes with such operas as Tri Sestri, Angels in America, Love and Other Demons, and Die Tragödie des Teufels. In 2007 he was composer-in-residence at LUCERNE FESTIVAL, where he presented the world premiere of his Violin Concerto Seven. His orchestral piece Reading Malevich is being premiered here on 1 September. Eötvös has taught at the Music Academies of Cologne and Karlsruhe; in 1991 he founded the International Eötvös Institute in Budapest and its associated Foundation for Young Conductors and Composers. He has received numerous awards for his artistic work, the most recent of which include the Hungarian Order of Saint Stephen (2016) and the Goethe Medal (2018).

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 6 September 1987 with the Ensemble intercontemporain in works by Varèse to Carter.

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    Jamil Attar

    Jamil Attar, who was born in 1993 in France, studied contemporary dance and ballet at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse in Lyon while also completing his training as a jazz percussionist at the École Nationale de Musique, Danse et Art Dramatique de Villeurbanne. He acquired his initial experiences at the Junior Ballet Lyon, touring France with them and presenting such works as his own dance piece Henya. He has taken part in productions by Giorgio Mancini Ballet (Mozart per Gioco) and in projects with Mitia Fedotenko and the Belgian choreographer Wim Vandekeybus and presented his own production Artificial Landscape Project in 2014 in Geneva. In May, Attar performed the part of the Lucifer dancer in Stockhausen’s DONNERSTAG aus LICHT under Peter Eötvös in Hamburg. He will appear in INORI in September in Paris and will also accompany Harris Gekas and his company Strates on a tour in the 2018-19 season.

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    Emmanuelle Grach

    The French dancer and choreographer Emmanuelle Grach was born in 1987 in Caen. She was only six when she began her training at the regional conservatory of Boulogne-Billancourt, initially in classical and later also in contemporary dance, which she continued at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse in Paris, starting in 2004,  with Susan Alexander, Peter Goss, and Joëlle Mazet among her teachers. After graduating in 2009, she formed her own company, Nevermind, with which she won first prize at the Les Synodales Choreography Competition in Sens. She was also among the finalists at the 2010 Concours Danse Élargie. Emmanuelle Grach has worked with such groups as the ensemble Le Balcon, with whom she performed Peter Eötvös’s opera of the same name, and has taken part in performances of Stockhausen’s DONNERSTAG aus LICHT as the Michael dancer at the Theater Basel (2016) and in Hamburg (2018).

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    The “Stockhausen Package”
    20% discount on three different concerts in the “Cosmos Stockhausen” series. This special offer can be purchased by calling or by using our online form. (In addition to the price for the tickets, fees are due of CHF 10 for processing your order.)