Feb 17, 2012 8:00 PM
CONCERT. Performance by the New York-based Talea Ensemble with French soprano Donatienne Michel-Dansac.
The program includes the U.S. premieres of compositions by Austrian composers Clemens Gadenstätter and Bernhard Gander, as well as the performance of a piece by Bernhard Lang.
Bernhard Lang: DW 16: Songbook 1 (2004)
Clemens Gadenstätter: Streichtrio II (U.S. Premiere) (1992)
Bernhard Gander: ö (U.S. Premiere) (2004)
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
New York-based Talea Ensemble is renowned for its advocacy for new and contemporary music, with an aim to increase awareness and understanding of contemporary music through outreach by participating in residencies, performances, and projects for broad audiences. Talea Ensemble’s recent concert with the ACFNY dedicated to the oeuvre of Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth was named one of the year’s best by Artforum magazine.
For more information, please visit: www.taleaensemble.org
French soprano Donatienne Michel-Dansac studied violin and
piano at the Conservatoire National de Région in Nantes, and later studied voice
at the Paris Conservatoire. Thanks to her close collaboration with IRCAM (since
1993) she has premiered numerous works by such composers as Philippe Manoury,
Pascal Dusapin, Luca Francesconi, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, and
Philippe Leroux. Donatienne Michel-Dansac is also intensely involved with
For more information, please visit: http://www.smcq.qc.ca/smcq/en/artistes/m/micheldansac_do/
ABOUT THE COMPOSERS
Bernhard Lang is an Austrian composer of the experimental and avant-garde school, particularly advocating a style he has self-termed "repetition-perpetrator", and has composed almost 30 pieces under the name Differenz/Wiederholung (difference / repetition). Lang and his work were featured at the Austrian Cultural Forum’s 2009 Moving Sounds Festival, which saw the U.S. premiere of his piece DW2.
For more information on Bernhard Lang, please visit: http://members.chello.at/bernhard.lang/
Clemens Gadenstätter’s work revolves around the semantic
aspects of sounds. His interest lies not only in the sounds of new music, but
more generally, all sounds that shape the human hearing experience: noises from
everyday life, entertainment, music, and even sounds from advertisement or
For more information on Clemens Gadenstätter, please visit: www.gadenstaetter.info
Austrian composer Bernhard Gander was born in 1969, and studied at piano and conducting in the conservatory in Innsbruck. Later, he studied composition in Graz with Beat Furrer, and electro-acoustic music at Studio UPIC/Paris and Zürich. His works have been performed by Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern, and at concerts in Vienna, Paris, Zürich, Seattle, Japan, Munich, and Seoul. Gander’s piece Neid (2009), was performed at the ACFNY last September, by the incomparable Eva Reiter at the 2011 Moving Sounds Festival.
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Feb 17, 2012 8:00 PM
Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event