The Solo Challenge: Piano

Thursday, 08. November 2018, 19:30

ORF RadioKulturhaus, Großer Sendesaal
Argentinierstraße 30a
1040 Wien

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. 


Artists

Thomas Lehn, Klavier

Oskar Aichinger, Klavier

Georg Graewe, Klavier

Program

19.30 Uhr

Thomas Lehn

Earle Brown

October 1952 (1952)

Anestis Logothetis

Seismographie II (1964)

Earle Brown

MM87 (1953)

Katharina Klement

Schütten 3.2 für Klavier. Gradation B (2018) UA

Kompositionsauftrag von Wien Modern

Earle Brown

MM 135 (1953)

Improvisation

Earle Brown

'53 (1953)

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20:30 Uhr

Oskar Aichinger

Katharina Klement

Schütten 3.3 für Klavier. Gradation C (2018) UA

Kompositionsauftrag von Wien Modern

Anestis Logothetis

Vibration (1962-1964)

Oskar Aichinger

Echos. Komprovisationen nach polnischen Volksliedern und Musik von Witold Lutoslawski (2006-2018) UA

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21:30 Uhr

Georg Graewe

Georg Graewe

Behauptung und Nachtrag III-IX (2016-2018)

in zwei Interpretationen

Katharina Klement

Schütten 3.1 für Klavier. Gradation A (2018) UA

Kompositionsauftrag von Wien Modern

Anestis Logothetis

Vibration (1962-1964)

Georg Graewe

Fountain Rhythms I-II (1991)

Remark

Produktion Wien Modern

Tickets

Thursday, 08. November 2018
19:30

The Solo Challenge: Piano

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Festival pass accepted
Ticket prices: € 23,-

The Festival pass is valid
50% discount for youth members of Wiener Konzerthaus or Musikverein, school children, students, apprentices and servicemen not older than 26 (1 ticket)
10% discount for members of Ö1 Club (2 tickets)
50% dicount for holders of ORF RadioKulturhaus-Karte. Admission may be limited according to the hall's capacity

Contact

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Lothringerstraße 20
1030 Vienna

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