Kalendarium

PRAIRIE SHAWN DECKER

“Prairie” is the depiction of a grassland and its soundscape of insects, rain, wind, and other rhythmical structures. Details

23/05/2014 - 27/07/2014

Opening:
Thursday 22. May 2014

Easterfestival Imago Dei 2014

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tallin Chamber Orchestra Awakening

They have spread the music of their fellow countrymen Arvo Pärt and Erkki-Sven Tüür around the world: The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra awaken the Imago Dei festival with pervading scores of liturgical Easter lyrics and of the orthodox monk Silouan of Mount Athos. Adam’s mourning about the loss of Paradise bears the agony of the whole of humanity.
accompanying programme:
3 p.m. film Paradies: Liebe
6 p.m. Introductory talk Details

Saturday
29. March 2014

20:00

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

Ritwik Sanyal Inner Paradise

A master of the oldest surviving form of classical Indian music takes us to the Paradise inside of us. In all its originality and with a lot of references to the Sufis of Islam, the temple and court music and the poetry of the devout Hindus address contemplation. Music that pulls at one’s heartstrings.
accompanying programme:
5 p.m. film: Saduh - Seeker of Truth Details

Friday
04. April 2014

19:30

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

PETER SIMONISCHEK & KLANGFORUM WIEN AND CAMERATA SALZBURG SOLOISTS The Man Who Planted Trees

An evening of musical-literary points of contact: Peter Simonischek reads from the nature religion narrative of the French poet Jean Giono “The man who planted trees”. Besides paradisaic sounds, Penderecki has created a paradise of nature and planted over 1500 trees from all around the world in an arboretum in his Polish home. Details

Saturday
05. April 2014

19:00

Stift Melk - Kolomanisaal

Au Coeur du Nil Soufi The Heart of the Sufis of Nile River

Ritual dances and ceremonial chants summon the world of praise and trance as it finds expression in the village traditions of „dhikr“, the song of religious service, and „hadra“, the Arabic term for “presence”, in Upper Egypt. Once, at the Nile as one of the rivers of Garden Eden, reiterations of God’s name and intense rocking movements of the body led to a primitive state of ecstasy.
accompanying programme:
4 p.m. film orfeu negro
6.30 p.m. Introductory talk
Details

Friday
11. April 2014

19:30

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

Graindelavoix Paradise Lost

In old musical handwritings of the Montpellier Codex (13th century), the Belgian vocal ensemble Graindelavoix traces the medieval “gardens of ecstasy and damnation”. Timeless ancient music provides answers to the ever-burning question of the lost Paradise.
accompanying programme:
7 p.m. film: fata morgana Details

Saturday
12. April 2014

19:30

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

Koehne Quartett, Ensemble Lux, Minetti Quartett & Medici Quartet Beyond Silence

Beyond silence
In the Indian philosophical tradition of Vedanta—at the extreme end of all knowledge—the four states of being are being passed through: waking, dreaming, deep sleep, and the beyond—states the English composer John Tavener, who died in November 2013, takes us to in his four musical meditations for four string quartets and Tibetan sound bowl. String quartets between painful life experiences and a vision of yearning, performed by each of the four quartet ensembles, lead „Towards Silence“.
Details

Friday
18. April 2014

19:30

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

Plenum & Anne Clare Hauf, Slagwerk Den Haag, Akio Suzuki & Hiromi Miyakita Easter Sound Fire

On Holy Saturday preceding Easter Vigil, wood turns into some spiritual substance. New music played on seven high-quality plywood Paetzold flutes orbits the audience. Then, Michael Gordon’s overtone-rich music oscillates on the hardwood beams of the orthodox church music instruments called semantrons. Far-east bamboo wood-generated sound fireworks and dance rituals transition into an intense Easter fire in the arcade courtyard of the Minorite church monastery.
Details

Saturday
19. April 2014

19:00

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

IN THE JESUITS’ SUNSHINE STATE,

Capilla de Indias In the Jesuits’ Sunshine State

When the Jesuits came to missionize South America, they had brought church music from Europe along that gradually merged with the natives’ music. The Chilean ensemble Capilla de Indias makes magnificent, joyful compositions from the archive of the cathedral of Santiago de Chile, from missions in Paraguay and Bolivia and from the famous collection of the Bishop of Compañón in Peru shine with sound. Details

Monday
21. April 2014

07:00

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche