17. April 2011

Pfarrkirche Weissenkirchen

Auf dem Wasser zu singen A sound cruise on the paddlesteamer “SCHÖNBRUNN”

Sound cruise on the paddle steamer “Schönbrunn”
from Krems to Weißenkirchen and back

Departure from the ship stop Krems/Stein at 1.30 pm

Program during the cruise:

“Dum Spiro Spero” (As long as I breathe, I hope)

concert in the church of Weissenkirchen
World premiere of Peter Jakober
Pieces of Giacinto Scelsi, Georges Aperghis, Klaus Lang

Return at the ship stop Krems/Stein scheduled for abour 6 p.m.

EXTRA VIRGINE: Agnes Heginger (Gesang, Komposition); Nataša Mirković-De RoGesang, (Komposition); Ingrid Oberkanins (Perkussion, Vibraphon, Hang, Gesang, Kompositio)
TEOFILOVIC TWINS: Ratko Teofilović (Gesang), Radisa Teofilović (Gesang und Tarabuk)
BOESZE:FUCHS:NOID:  Cordula Bösze (Flöte); Wolfgang Fuchs (Turntables), noid (Cello) IN/VISIBILE: Peter Jakober (Komposition, Live-Elektronik); Annelie Gahl (Violine); Gina Mattiello (Stimme); Markus Krispel (Orgelpfeifen)

In order to freely follow Schubert and sing on the water, two couples will get aboard the nostalgic steamer Schönbrunn and unite their voices with the hope-laden forward-flow of the Danube. The singers Agnes Heginger and Nataša Mirković-De Ro, who, together with percussionist Ingrid Oberkanins form the trio Extra Virgine of three women born under the sign of Virgo, are going to express their own hopes (“Trotzdem”), the hopes for new encounters (“Go East”) and the inveterate hope for a better world (“Chikakata”) “Dum spiro spero”, and finally pass on the vocal baton to the legendary Serbian Teofilović twins with folk songs from the Balkan.
The brothers Ratko and Radisa bring the power of vibrating voices from their origins into the present and into future times: the search through the deepest layers of old Balkan singing transforms long-forgotten songs into new harmonies through two “voices of the century”. In richly sounding timbres or immersed shades they sing of the landscapes of the soul and at the river shores, of love, beauty, and sorrow.
With their “structured improvisations”, the trio boesze:fuchs:noid is going to go into the finest and yet biggest instrument aboard: “Liesl”, the steam engine, constructed in 1912.
After the steamer’s landing in Weißenkirchen, the parish church will absorb the passengers with live electronics, solo violin, vocals, organ pipes, and a “circling monologue”, sound and silence of several strong solo voices. Georges Aperghis’ “Récitations” composed of syllables and phonemes makes the audience wonder about dramas and comedies coming from human voices. With Giacinto Scelsi, the ears end up in the sound cosmos of one single tone, in the core of which the chords of all over- and microtones contained infinitely swing along. With a tremolo of Salvatore Sciarrino’s “Lohengrin” the full sound of complete darkness spreads in the room. In Peter Jakober’s new work (UA), inspired by Salvatore Sciarrino’s “Lohengrin” and based on a text by Wolfgang Hofer, one experiences a lying sound through microtonal glissandi, various shades of volume, electronic filtering and modification—a “breathing creature” entering a fragile and finally disappearing dialogue with a speaking voice. Hovering haikus by Ferdinand Schmatz sound in between the musical pieces. And Klaus Lang is leading us to the archaic borders of a world of air and water, of breath and flow, of songs and sound streams, to what this Palm Sunday festival afternoon is consistently filled with.

© Promotionfoto

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