Wiener Collage: Extreme

Tuesday, 19. November 2019, 19:30

Casino Baumgarten
Linzer Straße 297
1140 Wien

Partitur zu »Swell piece« von James Tenney © James Tenney

»Intensive music making« (Bernhard Gander) can be expected from the Wiener Collage ensemble – whether it is (as is the case with Gander) following in the footsteps of the rock band Motörhead or in the extreme contraction of James Tenney’s Postal Pieces, where a musical score fits onto the single side of a postcard. Precision in extreme miniature forms – for example »90 seconds playing time for four instruments as summation, résumé, synthesis of my complete works to date« (Dietmar Hellmich) – while Alexander Stankovski counters that with »slow modulation from a consciously analytical to a meditative-hypnotic mode of listening and back«. In his new piece, he offers »visual associations as aids for realization: collapsing icebergs, a whale cadaver sinking to the bottom of the ocean where it dissolves completely; ›black paintings‹ by Malewitsch, Rothko and Rainer; the transition from night to twilight.« (Alexander Stankovski)


Ensemble Wiener Collage, Kammerensemble

René Staar, Dirigent


James Tenney

Swell piece I

Alexander Stankovski

Dunkle Räume (2019) UA

Bernhard Gander

ö. Quintett für Bassflöte, Bassklarinette, Akkordeon, Viola und Violoncello (2005)


György Kurtág

... eine Blume für Tabea

Dietmar Hellmich

Kammermusik Nr. 17 (2019) UA

Anton Webern

Drei kleine Stücke für Violoncello und Klavier op. 11 (1914)

James Tenney

Swell piece III

Galina Ustwolskaja

Komposition Nr. 1 »Dona nobis pacem« (1970–1971)

James Tenney

Swell piece II


Kuratiert von Alexander Stankovski
Produktion Wien Modern
Koproduktion Ensemble Wiener Collage


Tuesday, 19. November 2019

Wiener Collage: Extreme

The performance has already taken place.

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Ticket prices: € 21,-

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