10-13.30 Uhr

Frankfurt LAB
Frankfurt

Zimmermannperspektiven

Symposium, 2nd Day
With Regine Elzenheimer, Heribert Henrich, Jörn Peter Hiekel, Bernhard Kontarsky, Oliver Korte, Oliver Wiener, Martin Zenck and Bettina Zimmermann

Information

Born in 1918, Bernd Alois Zimmermann was almost a decade older than the founding generation of New Music. While he did not expressly reject the innovative standards and dogmatism of the 1950s, he pursued his own path, free of any missionary impulse. Therefore, it is difficult to place him on the continuum of music history. Two ideas are inextricably linked with his output: his concept of the spherical shape of time and the pluralistic composition technique he based upon it. These had a lasting influence on younger composers. The symposium considers the fundamental principles of Zimmermann’s composition technique and combines them with aspects of the composer’s critical reception and long-term impact.

Concept and Director: Julia Cloot, Institute of Contemporary Music at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt am Main

Free admission

14.30 Uhr

Frankfurt LAB
Halle 1

Introductory talk: 13.45
Halle 2

New York Times

John Adams Scratchband (1997)
Sean Friar »In the Blue« (2013) (world premiere)
Payton MacDonald Cowboy Tabla/Cowboy Raga – for Percussion and Chamber Orchestra (2006)
Conlon Nancarrow Study 2A (ca. 1950) – arr. Gavin Chuck
Conlon Nancarrow Study 3A (ca. 1948/49) – arr. Derek Bermel
Bernd Alois Zimmermann Suitefrom »Das Gelb und das Grün«, Music for a Puppet Theater (1952)

Alarm Will Sound Alan Pierson, conductor

Concert Information

In bridge-building between contemporary avant-garde and experimental pop music, the concert programmes of the collective Alarm Will Sound from New York are second to no other New Music ensemble. Composers like Steve Reich and Wolfgang Rihm have written works tailored to this 20-person entity, and the repertoire list of this ensemble, which nonchalantly labels itself a »band«, casually lists arrangements by radical electronic-music proponents like Venetian Snares, Aphex Twin or Autechre right next to those of Beatles songs.

Individual Ticket: 18,– €

18-24 Uhr

Staatstheater Darmstadt

Introductory talk: 17.15 and 20.45
Kammerspiele

zeitzonen

cresc... 2013’s Saturday Night belongs to Darmstadt

... and offers various locations within the State Theatre on Georg-Büchner-Platz – the multi-coloured programme was conceived as an invitation to wander the main and the smaller auditorium, the chamber hall and the foyer, to come and stay at will, listening to orchestral and chamber music, to experience dance and jazz performances. The evening begins with Zimmermann’s Trumpet Concerto »Nobody knows de trouble I see« (1954) with Reinhold Friedrich as soloist, accompanied by the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, and ends near midnight with a »carte blanche« for members of the Ensemble Modern and the HR Big Band – jazz being a genre whose role in Zimmermann’s oeuvre cannot be overestimated.

Within this framework, there will be various chamber music works by Zimmermann – some of which had their world premieres during the 1950s at the Darmstadt Summer Courses – but also pieces by colleagues like Olivier Messiaen and Leonard Bernstein. A programme section with the Ensemble Modern, realised with the support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, takes us right up to our present time: new works by Hanspeter Kyburz and Markus Hechtle as well as Mark Andre’s »üg«, an unusual contemplation of time and space written for the Ensemble Modern.

Another highlight will be Zimmermann’s Concerto scénique »Présence« (1961), labelled a »ballet blanc« by its subtitle, in which a piano trio of the Ensemble Modern meets a small group of performers presenting a choreography developed especially for this evening. This small jewel »Présence« once again demonstrates Zimmermann’s free and entirely non-dogmatic treatment of very different musical genres. The cresc... night in Darmstadt is as colourful and eclectic – in the best sense – as Zimmermann’s music appears post-modern – again, in the most positive sense – today: the artistic gamut runs from New Music to jazz and performance art.


Supported by the Sparkasse Darmstadt Jubiläumsstiftung

Ticket, evening tariff (6-9 pm): 25 €

Ticket, night tariff (from 9:30 pm): 20 €

Night Owl Pass (all events): 35 €


Ticket, evening tariff (6-9 pm): 25,– €
Ticket, night tariff (from 9:30 pm): 20,– €
Night Owl Pass (all events): 35,– €

Supported by:

18 Uhr

Staatstheater Darmstadt
Großes Haus

Zeitlos

Bernd Alois Zimmermann Sinfonie in einem Satz (1953)
Bernd Alois Zimmermann »Nobody knows de trouble I see« for trumpet and orchestra (1954)
Olivier Messiaen »L ’Ascension« for orchestra (1932/33)

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra Reinhold Friedrich, trumpet
Karl-Heinz Steffens, conductor

19.30 Uhr

Staatstheater Darmstadt
Kleines Haus

Présence

Bernd Alois Zimmermann »Présence« (1961) Ballet blanc en cinq scènes pour violon, violoncelle et piano

Rafal Zambrzycki-Payne, violin Michael M. Kasper, violoncello Hermann Kretzschmar, piano (Ensemble Modern) Andrés García Martínez Jungyun Bae Kristina Veit

Choreography/concept: Friederike Thielmann, Kristina Veit, Florian Ackermann, Norbert Pape

This production is supported by Z Zentrum für Proben und Forschung and ID_Frankfurt e.V.

19.30 Uhr

Staatstheater Darmstadt
Foyer, Großes Haus

Short cuts

Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Sonata for violin solo (1951)
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Sonata for viola solo (1955)
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Tempus loquendi – Pezzi ellitici (1963)
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Sonata for violoncello solo

Andrea Kim, violin Megumi Kasakawa, viola Thaddeus Watson,flutes Michael M. Kasper, violoncello

20.30 Uhr

Staatstheater Darmstadt
Kleines Haus

Présence

Bernd Alois Zimmermann »Présence« (1961) Ballet blanc en cinq scènes pour violon, violoncelle et piano

Rafal Zambrzycki-Payne, violin Michael M. Kasper, violoncello Hermann Kretzschmar, piano (Ensemble Modern) Andrés García Martínez Jungyun Bae Kristina Veit

Choreography/concept: Friederike Thielmann, Kristina Veit, Florian Ackermann, Norbert Pape

This production is supported by Z Zentrum für Proben und Forschung and ID_Frankfurt e.V.

20.30 Uhr

Staatstheater Darmstadt
Foyer, Großes Haus

Short cuts

Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Sonata for violin solo (1951)
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Sonata for viola solo (1955)
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Tempus loquendi – Pezzi ellitici (1963)
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Sonata for violoncello solo

Andrea Kim, violin Megumi Kasakawa, viola Thaddeus Watson,flutes Michael M. Kasper, violoncello

21.30 Uhr

Staatstheater Darmstadt
Großes Haus

Zeitgenossen

Concert within the anniversary series of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

Mark Andre »üg« (2007/08)
Markus Hechtle »Wortlose Rückkehr« for ensemble (UA)
Hanspeter Kyburz »Danse Aveugle« (world premiere of new version)
Leonard Bernstein »Prelude, Fugue and Riffs« for solo clarinet and jazz ensemble (1949)

Ensemble Modern members of the hr-Bigband
Norbert Ommer,sound design Felix Dreher, live-electronics Franck Ollu, conductor

Supported by Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

23 Uhr

Staatstheater Darmstadt
Kleines Haus

unlimited

Carte blanche for members of Ensemble Modern and hr-Bigband

 

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