WE BEAR THE LIGHT OF THE EARTH: XENAKIS BIRTHDAY PARTY
Music
Location Belvedere 21
Price EUR 25 / from 1am: EUR 9
Dates
18 June
Saturday
Time 2pm - 5pm Workhop, 5pm workshop final presentation, 6pm Fixed Media Compositions, 7pm Keynotes
Admission free
 
18 June
Saturday
Time from 8pm: Concerts, DJ-Sets
Price: EUR 25 / from 1am: EUR 9
 
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© Leah Singer, 2012
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© Studio E Music Creation
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  • Schedule

    to download here.

  • Paper-free evening programme

    Please find a text by Reinhold Friedl on Iannis Xenakis’ work here.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the composer Iannis Xenakis, Reinhold Friedl, musician, composer and director of the ensemble zeitkratzer, is curating a celebration on a grand scale: Xenakis continues to inspire to this day. The afternoon begins with workshops and lectures at Belvedere 21, the architecture of the venue itself paying tribute to the influential composer and architect who placed spatialisation concepts for music and immersion at the very core of his work. As an acknowledged Xenakis expert, Friedl invites us to join him on a journey through a vast world of sound – unbridled, effusive, loud, immersive, multimedia and intoxicating: a spatial ritual in search of where Xenakis' ideas and cosmopolitanism can be located today. The programme of music features the electro-acoustic works of the great sound arranger, including Xenakis’s sources of inspiration such as Japanese Biwa music or African percussion, and underlining the contemporary relevance of his innovations and themes with excursions into experimental club sounds, choral cascades, noise music, advanced indie rock, heterophonic DJ art and field recordings. The dawn is met with a performance of the masterpiece Persepolis: ‘We bear the light of the earth’. Wham!

  • 2pm - 5pm Workshop with Alberto de Campo, Isak Han, Hannes Hoelzl

    Admission free

    Getting things underway, the Wiener Festwochen invite you to have fun exploring abstract sound worlds at the HAI Trio workshop. Their digital musical instrument, the NonTrivial Musical Instrument (NTMI) allows you to generate extraordinary worlds of sound intuitively and playfully using spatial gestures. Children and amateur musicians alike have the opportunity to simply explore the possibilities of the NTMI, which is similar in spirit to the UPIC instrument developed by Xenakis in 1977. At the workshop, experts can try out their virtuoso playing skills with an interface specially designed for the NTMI, the nUFO, implementing their own sound ideas thanks to an open source architecture. At the end, the participants will get to showcase their discoveries at a concert to be continued by the HAI Trio.

    Please click here to register for the workshop.

  • 5pm Workshop final presentation with HAI Trio ( live)

    Admission free
  • 6pm Fixed Media Compositions by Aquiles Lázaro Mendez, Georg Zichy, Cem Erkmen, Thomas Grill

    Admission free

    Präsentation des Lehrgangs für elektroakustische und experimentelle Musik (ELAK) der mdw - Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien.

  • 7pm Keynotes by Markus Penell and Marcus Schmickler, presented by Reinhold Friedl

    Admission free
  • from 8pm Concerts, DJ-Sets with Junko Ueda, Guy Reibel, Marcus Schmickler, Isabelle Duthoit, Gerriet Sharma, Lee Ranaldo, Gilles Sivilotto, Puce Mary, King Gong, DJ Diaki, Blectum from Belchdom, Rashad Becker, DJ Marcelle, Wolfgang Musil, Katharina Klement, Thomas Grill, Reinhold Friedl

    Price: EUR 25

    HAUPTRAUM

    8pm IANNIS XENAKIS, La Légende d’Eer, performed by Wolfgang Musil
    8.45pm
    Junko Ueda (live Biwa Music)
    9.20pm
    Guy Reibel, Construction Choir Collective, Jeux Vocaux (live)
    9.45pm
    Marcus Schmickler (live)
    11.30pm
    Lee Ranaldo (live)
    00.30am
    Puce Mary (live)
    1am
    DJ Diaki
    2am
    Blectum from Blechdom (live)
    2.45am IANNIS XENAKIS
    , Bohor, performed by Katharina Klement
    3am
    Rashad Becker (live)
    3.30am
    DJ Marcelle
    4.30am IANNIS XENAKIS
    , Persepolis, performed by Thomas Grill

    BASEMENT

    10.15pm Isabelle Duthoit (live)
    10.30pm
    Gerriet Sharma (IKO Soundcube live)
    11pm Jim OʼRourke gametophyte 4 ix, performed by Reinhold Friedl
    midnight Isabelle Duthoit (live)
    0.15am
    Gilles Sivilotto (live)
    0.45am
    King Gong (live)

    variable sonic interlude
    IANNIS XENAKIS
    , Concrete PH, performed by Reinhold Friedl

  • With music by

    Persepolis (Klangregie: Thomas Grill)
    La Légende d’Eer
    (Klangregie: Wolfgang Musil)
    Bohor
    (Klangregie: Katharina Klement)
    Concret PH

  • Artistic Team

    Curated by Reinhold Friedl
    Light design
    Georg Veit

  • Production

    A commision and production by Wiener Festwochen Cooperation Belvedere 21 In collaboration with mdw – Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien

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