WE BEAR THE LIGHT OF THE EARTH: XENAKIS BIRTHDAY PARTY
Music
Location Belvedere 21
Price EUR 25
Dates
18 June
Saturday
Time from 2pm: Workshops, lectures and musical programme
Admission free
 
18 June
Saturday
Time from 8pm: concerts
Price: EUR 25
 
© famille Xenakis DR
  • Symposium

    Xenakis - Back to the Roots
    19 to 21 May, mdw - The University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
    Please click here for detailed information.

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!

Line-up

Blectum from Blechdom
DJ Diaki
DJ Marcelle
Gerriet K. Sharma / IKO
Gilles Sivilotto
Guy Reibel
Isabelle Duthoit
Jim O'Rourke
Junko Ueda
Laurent Jeanneau - music of ethnic minorities
Lee Ranaldo
Puce Mary
Rashad Becker

Musik by Iannis Xenakis

Persepolis (Sound direction: Thomas Grill)
La Légende d’Eer
(Sound direction: Wolfgang Musik)
Bohor
(Sound direction: Katharina Klement)
Concret PH

Workshop

Alberto da Campo (nUFO)

Keynote Speech

Markus Penell (Ortner & Ortner)

  • Artistic Team

    Curated by Reinhold Friedl With music by Iannis Xenakis, La Légende d’Eer, Concret PH, Bohor, Persepolis
    Workshop
    Alberto da Campo (nUFO) Keynote Speech Markus Penell (Ortner & Ortner)

  • 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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