Bernhard Gander, Ensemble Modern, Kevin Paradis / Oren Ambarchi, Attila Csihar, Stephen O’Malley
Duration: aprox. 2 hr 30 min (incl. 1 set-change interval. We kindly ask you not to leave the auditorium during this short break.)
Prices: EUR 15 / 25 / 35
13. Sep
Time: 8pm
© Konzept: Marlene Posch & Raphael Haider, Foto: Sarah Glück
© Myriam Bardino
  • Warm-up! Introductions, lectures and talks

    Crossing over: Neue Musik meets Metal, a talk with Bernhard Gander and Attila Csihar
    Date 13 September, 6.30pm
    Language English
    Location Portikus

    Please note Due to the limited number of places available, the warm-up events operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission 30 minutes before start.

    The full Warm-up! programme is availabe here!

  • Evening programme

    Click here to view the evening programme.

With soaring sounds and thumping rhythms, Oozing Earth, the latest ensemble work by renowned Austrian composer Bernhard Gander, opens the late concert evening. In his piece, Gander grapples with primal, elemental forces and humankind’s struggle against Nature. The title alone evokes images of an agonising, bleeding planet in its death throes, rearing up one final time. For this ultimate lament, Gander combines the Ensemble Modern with two virtuoso musicians and stars of the death metal scene: extreme drummer Kevin Paradis and Attila Csihar, Mayhem singer and sometimes collaborator of the cult band Sunn O))). As this journey to the end of the night continues, the stage is handed over to avant-garde metal group Gravetemple. Together with Stephen O’Malley, composer and multi-instrumentalist Oren Ambarchi and Attila Csihar’s vocal prowess, Gravetemple will perform a doom-laden set of hard drone metal music for amplifier, electric guitar and voice. With the combination of Neue Musik and metal sounds, these unbridled musical forces are certain to trigger a visceral experience for both body and soul.

  • Artistic Team

    With music by Bernhard Gander, Oozing Earth, for voice, extreme-metal drummer and ensemble interpreted by Kevin Paradis / Drums, Attila Scihar / Voice, Ensemble Modern (Dietmar Wiesner / Flute, Christian Hommel / Oboe, Hugo Queirós / Clarinette, Johannes Schwarz / Bassoon, Saar Berger / French horn, Sava Stoianov / Trumpet, Mikael Rudolfsson / Trombone, Ueli Wiget / Piano, Hermann Kretzschmar / Piano, David Haller / Percussion, Rainer Römer / Percussion, Jagdish Mistry / Violin, Giorgos Panagiotidis / Violin, Megumi Kasakawa / Viola, Paul Beckett / Viola, Eva Böcker / Cello, Michael Maria Kasper / Cello, Paul Cannon / Double bass, Norbert Ommer / Sound director) Conductor Bas Wiegers And music by Gravetemple (Attila Csihar, Oren Ambarchi, Stephen O’Malley) Light Concept Raphael Haider, Marlene Posch

  • Production

    Premiere Oozing Earth, March 2020, cresc... Biennale für aktuelle Musik Frankfurt Rhein Main

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