Jetzt / Blackout. Ascolta

Monday, 04. November 2019, 19:30

Wiener Konzerthaus, Berio-Saal
Lothringerstraße 20
1030 Wien

ascolta © Klaus Steffes-Holländer

»The unusually un-homogenous instrumentation of the ascolta ensemble leads« composer Isabel Mundry to ponder fundamental questions, such as »what is artistic knowledge or ignorance, what makes creative sense and what doesn't?« The artworks contained in the program also skillfully steer clear of homogeneity: an »abstract, poetic picture« by Ukraine-born Anna Korsun (born 1986); the »old dream« by Márton Illés (born in Budapest in 1975); »intensive sound actions inside the piano involving several musicians at a time«, which, with the instrument that the Stuttgart-based ensemble has built itself, becomes an extraordinary study of color per se. Using snippets from the finale of Beethoven's Ninth, the live sound of Al-Jazeera-TV and other items to generate »the impertinence of an intentionally impenetrable layering/interweaving of heterogenous materials« – that bears the unmistakable artistic hallmark of Peter Ablinger, who, not long after the opening concert, is presenting a second brand new piece at the festival. »Gloomy, sad, sentimental, undramatic – but also very beautiful« is how the next world premiere of the evening is conceived. Martin Schüttler, born in Kassel in 1974, together with the boy group set up in 2003, embark on an almost therapeutic search for an emotional zone beyond growth, masculinity, pressure to perform and the patriarchy.


ensemble ascolta, Ensemble

Yalda Zamani, Leitung


Márton Illés

Ascolta-Rajzok »Ascolta-Zeichnungen« (2016–2017) EA

Anna Korsun

UCHT (2015) EA


Isabel Mundry

Das Rohe und das Geformte III (2010) EA

Martin Schüttler

Boys Don't Cry (2019) UA

Kompositionsauftrag ascolta mit freundlicher Unterstützung des Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg


Peter Ablinger

JETZT / BLACKOUT (2016–2017) UA


Produktion Wien Modern


Monday, 04. November 2019

Jetzt / Blackout. Ascolta

The performance has already taken place.

Festival pass accepted
Ticket prices: € 21,-

The Festival pass is valid
7% discount for members of the Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft, members of Ö1 Club and holders of BankCard der Erste Bank (2 tickets)
50% discount for youth members of Wiener Konzerthaus or Musikverein, school children, students, apprentices and servicemen under 27 (1 ticket)
Admission may be limited according to the hall's capacity

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