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Anekumena

© by Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne (PWM)

Barbara Buczek‘s huge orchestral setup – maybe the largest “chamber ensemble” so far – comprises of 89 instruments. She finished this composition in 1974 and some parts of it have been performed during the “Warsaw Autumn”.
Only now, more than 40 years later, the complete opus will be published by PWM for the first time and recorded soon as part of the “sto na sto” project.
We digitally cleaned up and re-layouted the handwritten full score, while the 500 pages of instrumental parts were newly engraved.

Acht Brücken – Köln

Orgia, page from the full score

During the final concert of this year’s festival on the 11th of May a new work by Hèctor Parra will be premiered:
“Orgia – Irrisorio alito d’après la pièce « Orgia » de Pier Paolo Pasolini et la Passion selon saint Jean de Jean-Sébastien Bach”.
The Ensemble Musikfabrik and Concerto Köln will perform under Stefan Asbury.

(engraving by NGB)

New works by Evan Johnson and Marc Sabat premiered in Glasgow

freshly printed

Just arrived from the printer and quickly forwarded to the BBC in London — the full score for Evan Johnson’s measurement as contrition: three canons to be performed by Ilan Volkov and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on the 9th of May during the Tectonics Festival.

(copy-editing and engraving by NGB)

 

Livre pour quatuor

Revision detail

Seventy years after its conception Philippe Manoury and Jean-Louis Leleu reconstructed the 4th movement of Boulez’ only string quartet “Livre pour quatour”. It will soon be published in a new complete edition by Leduc and performed for the first time. This image depicts a snapshot in the editing process towards the final version.

On April 10, the work will be played at two emblematic venues simultaneously: in Berlin’s Boulez Saal by the Artitti Quartet and at the Philharmonie de Paris by the Quatuor Diotima.

(performance material by NGB)

Refuse Collection — Tell it to the stones

Ming Tsao

The Berlin Academy of Arts is holding a two month Huillet/Straub retrospective, including the filmmaker duo’s Schoenberg films in aSchönberg-week“. The Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin under the baton of Stefan Schreiber is performing two pieces, Ming Tsao’s “Refuse Collection” and Tsao’s arrangement of Schoenberg’s “Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielszene”. The performance includes a screening of the 1973 Huillet/Straub film “Einleitung zu Arnold Schoenbergs Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielszene”.
(Performance material by NGB)