The Solo Challenge: Piano
Thursday, 08. November 2018, 19:30
Thomas Lehn, Oskar Aichinger, Georg Graewe © Nafez Rerhuf
In Wien Modern’s »Solo Challenge«, special guest soloists will tread their own personal tightrope on stage: in Part 2, three pianists will explore the rocky territory that lies on the border between contemporary music, jazz and improvisation.
The three pianists are all personal friends. And they have a number of things in common: their instrument, their love of improvisation, their home base of Vienna, and multiple appearances at Wien Modern 2018. But there are differences, too: Thomas Lehn explores (as he does on 8.11. with the ensemble]h[iatus) the radical graphic scores of the New York School pioneer, Earle Brown. Oskar Aichinger (whose new opera is being performed 24.–29.11. ) explores and improvises on Polish folk songs and and the music of Witold Lutosławski. Georg Graewe the composer (performing with his Sonic Fiction Orchestra on 13.11.) develops complex scores on the basis of his own improvisations. And these, in turn, open up space for Georg Graewe the interpreter – which is why some of the pieces will be performed several times during this concert.
As in the other »Solo Challenges« for cello (04.11.) and violin (25.11.), there will be a number of performances of a new ninefold world premiere by Katharina Klement, as well as graphic scores by Anestis Logothetis. A meeting of three of Vienna’s most remarkable genre-busting musicians.
October 1952 (1952)
Seismographie II (1964)
Schütten 3.2 für Klavier. Gradation B (2018) UA
MM 135 (1953)
Schütten 3.3 für Klavier. Gradation C (2018) UA
Echos. Komprovisationen nach polnischen Volksliedern und Musik von Witold Lutoslawski (2006-2018) UA
Behauptung und Nachtrag III-X (2016-2018)
in zwei Interpretationen
Schütten 3.1 für Klavier. Gradation A (2018) UA
Kompositionsauftrag von Wien Modern
Fountain Rhythms I-II (1991)
Produktion Wien Modern