Ensemble

Monadologie XVIII – Moving Architecture

for voice and ensemble, based on construction plans of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York by R. Abraham

30.Apr.2022 // 20:00
Barcelona, L’auditori / Sampler Series

 a production by PHACE

 

Music

Bernhard Lang

Conductor

Nacho de Paz

Singer

Daisy Press

Sound

Alfred Reiter

 

PHACE

Alessandro Baticci, flute
Reinhold Brunner, clarinet
Reinhard Zmölnig, horn
Spiros Laskaridis, trumpet
Mathilde Hoursiangou, synthesizer
Lukas König, percussion
Ivana Pristasova, violin
Petra Ackermann, viola
Manuel Schager, cello
Maximilian Ölz, double bass

Monadologie XVIII – Moving Architecture is conceptually based on the proportional implementation of the side view plans of the ACF (Austrian Cultural Forum) in New York City by Raimund Abraham. The temporal resolution of the architecture introduces the parameter of movement into the concept, initially conceived as the movement of sound. Lang’s use of repetitive patterns, which are immanent in movement, generate rhythms and convey pulsations, as well as their production by the musicians, leads to an involuntary, internal logic of movement. It is the poetry of homelessness, of emigration that permeates the texts of Rose Ausländer, who as an emigrant was close to the ACF in the post-war years and whose texts flow into the work. Emigration as a consistent theme of the composition contrasts with the closedness of the architectural space, enters into a discourse with it through the concept of movement, tries to open it up to the outside and inside:

Four walls, a ceiling and a floor
Is it a room ? Is it a cell?
If not for window and for door
It might seem a part of hell
(Rose Ausländer)

PRESS REVIEW

22.11.2015 |  Michaela Preiner   European Cultural News
Ensemble PHACE is one of the world’s best ensembles for contemporary music. They distinguish themselves by flexibility and courage… Such impressions may indicate how wonderfully Lang, Grabinger and their musicians did their job. The piece itself has the potential to become an iconic work of the beginning 21th century. One doesn’t need more than understanding eyes and trained ears to recognize what incredible, farseeing creative potential Monadology XVIII “Moving Architecture” contains.      

Event Dates

October 2020
  • Date
    Project
    Location
  • 14.Oct.2020 20:00

    Monadologie XVIII - Bernhard Lang (Cancellation due to COVID-19)

    Barcelona, L'auditori - Sampler Series

    Monadologie XVIII - Moving Architecture is conceptually based on the proportional implementation of the side view plans of the ACF (Austrian Cultural Forum) in New York City by Raimund Abraham. The temporal resolution of the architecture introduces the parameter of movement into the concept, as the movement of sound ...

    Read more
April 2022
  • Date
    Project
    Location
  • 30.Apr.2022 20:00

    Monadologie XVIII - Moving Architecture

    Barcelona, L'Auditori

    Monadologie XVIII - Moving Architecture is conceptually based on the proportional implementation of the side view plans of the ACF (Austrian Cultural Forum) in New York City by Raimund Abraham. The temporal resolution of the architecture introduces the parameter of movement into the concept, as the movement of sound ...

    Read more

 

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