FÜR NEUE MUSIK ZÜRICH
Programm

PROGRAMM 2020

   

März

         
20.03.
21.03.
20:00
20:00
  Zofingen, Palass
Zürich, Kunstraum Walcheturm

Carte Blanche

Neue Musik von Mehdi Hosseini (St.Petersburg)

Inertia (2014)
clarinet / bass clarinet, piano, violin and violoncello

Inertia is the first of a set of works by the composer utilizing a system he developed called “monodies”. In this system Hosseini attempts to bring into relief the distinct function of the aggregate of all individual lines of the music – heard as a single horizontal complex.

Imbedded within this rather experimental approach is a set of time-honored principles derived from various oriental traditions – perhaps the most salient example of which can be found in the “dastgah” music system belonging to Persian music traditions.

Inertia contains an emergent form approximating both the common principles employed in the spontaneous compositional procedures of oriental music and practiced today in the field of audio synthesis.


Sârukhâni III (2016)
piccolo/flute/bass flute, clarinet (Bb)/bass clarinet (or contrabass clarinet), percussions, piano, violin, viola and cello
Based on folk music material of Kermânshâhân – Sahneh


New Work for Sextett (2019) UA

ensemble für neue musik zürich

Hanspeter Frehner  Flöte
Manfred Spitaler   Klarinette
Viktor Müller      Klavier
Lorenz Haas        Schlagzeug
Daniela Müller     Violine
N.N. Viola
Nicola Romanò      Violoncello

Bruno Stöckli      Leitung



Mehdi Hosseini (Seyed Mehdi Hosseini Bami) was born in 1979 in Tehran, Iran. Hosseini began his musical training in Iran, studying Persian music and the fundamentals of composition under the guidance of Farhad Fakhreddini, renowned Iranian composer and founder of Iran’s National Orchestra. Following his studies in Iran, Hosseini finished his Master’s degree at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory under Professor Alexander Minatsakanian, a pupil of Shostakovich, and his Doctor of Music degree (DMA) in Composition with composer, Sergei Slonimsky.

In addition, Hosseini completed a composition course from the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, in the summer of 2007 in Mürzzuschlag, Austria where he studied with British composer and pedagogue, Nigel Osborne. He studied fundamental principles of musical composition with composers Gennady Belov and Vladimir Tsitovich and worked on problems of music theory under the direction of Professor Tatiana Bershadskaya.

His music and style has demonstrated his creative capabilities as a composer and his research abilities as an ethnomusicologist and theorist. Hosseini has written symphonic music and chamber orchestra pieces for ensembles and soloists in various compositional genres. His works show a strong monodic music influence, originally interpreted and incorporated into a personal style.

He often uses the word monodies not only as the title of his composition, but also as a musical term; by which he means the characteristics of single voice structures, adapting themselves to any musical texture. At its core, his music reflects his on-going research into the astonishing variety of oriental music, and, in particular, the fundamental components of Persian music, the structure of Dastgah music, and Regional Music of Iran, covering the traditional folk music traditions in the various regions of Iran and regional areas.

In 2013, for his album “Monodies“, Mehdi Hosseini was awarded “The Best Album of the Year” from the Iranian House of Music.

His music has been performed by orchestras and ensembles such as the St. Petersburg State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, the St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Opera and Ballet Theatre of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory, North-Ossetian State Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble intercontemporain, Namascae Lemanic Modern Ensemble, Unitedberlin Ensemble, PluralEnsemble, proton bern, Studio for New Music Ensemble, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, eNsemble, Sound Ways, GAMEnsemble and more. His works have been published by the Compozitor Publishing House (Russia), and the Donemus (Netherlands).

In the last few years, Mehdi Hosseini has been actively participating in contemporary music projects local to St. Petersburg, and the whole Russia. His music is regularly performed in such festivals as Sound Ways, St. Petersburg Musical Spring, Contemporary East and West, Contemporary Past, Moscow Autumn, Moscow Actual Music Festival “Another Space” and others. His music is played in Mariinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg and Moscow Conservatories, Saint Petersburg and Moscow Philharmonics.

Mehdi Hosseini made an invaluable contribution to the development of the St. Petersburg cultural scene in 2011 when he opened the St. Petersburg Contemporary Music Center reMusik.org. In 2013, he founded and directed the inauguration of the St. Petersburg International New Music Festival.

www.monodies.com

         

Mai

         
16.05. 20:00   Zürich, Kunstraum Walcheturm

Galina Ustwolskaja Sonate Nr. 4
Yoshua Neuman      Klang aus der Steppe UA
Bruno Stöckli      Neues Werk UA


ensemble für neue musik zürich
Hans-Peter Frehner Flöte
Manfred Spitaler   Klarinette
Aurélien Tschopp   Horn
Viktor Müller      Klavier
Lorenz Haas        Schlagzeug
Daniela Müller     Violine
Nicola Romanò      Violoncello
Daniel Sailer      Kontrabass

Bruno Stöckli      Leitung

 
         

Juni

         
14.06. 17:00   Zürich, Kunstraum Walcheturm

Doppel-CD Taufe

Charles E. Ives
Another Songbook


Sebastian Gottschick
Notturni


 
         
         
29.06. 20:00   Zürich, N.N.

Gruss an Peter Regli
zwei Uraufführungen von HPF
openair
 
         

August

         
29.08. 16:00   Giornico, La Congiunta

Hommage à Josephsohn von Hanspeter Frehner
Version VI
Eine Klanginstallation für Flöte, Klarinette, Violine, Violoncello und 3 Percussionisten

ensemble für neue musik zürich

Hans-Peter Frehner Flöten
Manfred Spitaler   Klarinetten
Daniela Müller     Violine
Nicola Romanò      Violoncello
Viktor Müller      Plattenglocken
Lorenz Haas        Röhrenglocken
Sebastian Hofmann  Buckelgongs
 
         

September

         
26.09. 20:00   Zürich, Kunstraum Walcheturm

AN MIT FÜR EUCH, UA
von und mit Christoph Coburger

ensemble für neue musik zürich

Hans-Peter Frehner Flöte
Manfred Spitaler   Klarinette
Viktor Müller      Klavier
Lorenz Haas        Schlagzeug
Daniela Müller     Violine
Nicola Romanò      Violoncello

Christoph Coburger Leitung/Tasten/Gesang etc.
         

Oktober

         
31.10. 20:00   Zürich, Kunstraum Walcheturm

Memorial zum 10. Todestag

Franz Furrer-Münch (1924-2010)

Spiegel in Wachs, 1992, rev. 2005
für Flöte und Klarinette

Canzona
für Sopran und Ensemble

Legenden/Melismen, 2004
für Violoncello, Marimba und Schlagzeug

Aus dem Skizzenbuch
für Ensemble

Barbara Böhi     Sopran
Jürg Henneberger Leitung
 
         

November

         
19.11.
20.11.
21.11.
22.11.
20:00
20:00
20:00
17:00
  Zürich, Kunstraum Walcheturm
Zürich, Kunstraum Walcheturm
Zürich, Kunstraum Walcheturm
Zürich, Kunstraum Walcheturm

„NEUES VOM WELTUNTERGANG“ UA
(nach einer Formulierung von Thomas Mann in Doktor Faustus)

Eine Operette von Johannes Marks für 4 Singende und kleines Ensemble

Gesetzt den Fall, dass wir tatsächlich in einer Zeit leben, in der es zum Äußersten kommt - sei es zur Klimakatastrophe, sei es zum Faschismus; dass wir tatsächlich Zeugen eines Phänomens werden, das man ein wenig großzügig den Weltuntergang nennen kann - welches Bild hätten spätere Generationen vom Leben in unserer Zeit?
Sie wären wohl überrascht, wenn sie sähen, wie alltäglich wir das aufziehende Grauen erleben - dass wir 'einfach so' weitermachen, arbeiten, fernsehen, telefonieren ... . Wo ist das Entsetzen? Wo bleibt das Aufbegehren?
Ein kleiner Beitrag des Aufrüttelns soll das Stück "Neues vom Weltuntergang" sein. Das Genre: nicht von ungefähr eine Operette, die ihren morbiden Charme ganz im Sinne des Tanzes auf dem Vulkan versprüht - denn szenisch wie musikalisch soll es nicht an den klassischen Zutaten Champagner, Kaviar und Liebe fehlen!
J.M.
         
10. Dezember 2019
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