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“Japanese Gardens”

2016 September 28 Past event
1 h. 40 min.
10 €

MUSIC OF CHANGES CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Event start: 6:30 pm

Camilla Hoitenga
(flutes, Germany / USA)
Norbert Krämer (percussion, Germany)

Programme: pieces for piccolo, concert, alto and bass flutes, percussion and electronics by Mike Svoboda, Karola Obermueller, Benjamin Broening, Kaija Saariaho, Mark Chambers, David Bohn, Yoshihiro Kanno, Noriko Nakamura



American flautist, improviser and composer Camilla Hoitenga is highly regarded as one of the most sought-after and creative artists of our time. As an expert and a tireless promoter of new music, she has always been concerned with expanding the expressive possibilities of her instrument and contemporary repertoire. She has had pieces dedicated to her by wide range of composers. Over the years she has developed an especially intensive collaboration with the Finnish-born composer Kaija Saariaho, whose piece Six Japanese Gardens for percussion and electronics will be featured at this concert. Hoitenga will be playing not only the C-flute but also the alto, bass, and piccolo flute. This concert will also feature a piece by Mike Svoboda, an internationally acclaimed trombonist and composer who has returned to Klaipėda several times before.
 
The programme will further include compositions for flute and percussion, enlivened in the nimble hands of percussionist Norbert Krämer. He frequently appears as soloist and member of various chamber formations for contemporary music performance; he is also active as an arranger and leader of the percussion ensemble.
 
Named after the piece by Saariaho, this programme has several Japanese features. A frequent guest in Japan, Hoitenga and Krämer will acquaint the audience in Klaipėda with the recent music by Japanese composers.
 

Pieces for piccolo, concert, alto and bass flutes, percussion and electronics by Mike Svoboda, Karola Obermueller, Benjamin Broening, Kaija Saariaho, Mark Chambers, David Bohn, Yoshihiro Kanno, Noriko Nakamura

 

“Music of Changes” in the ever-changing world

The upcoming “Music of Changes” Contemporary Music Festival is to take place in Klaipėda from September 20 to October 7, inviting the citizens to open up their minds to change and promising plenty of new experiences. By presenting the most daring and exciting musical art of our time, the festival attempts to captivate the audience from the very first moments it enters the Klaipėda Concert Hall. The current edition comes with a new feature: this year the sound installation From Sand, Water and Iron will welcome everyone attending the festival’s events. It was conceived and realized by Yiorgis Sakellariou, a Greek-born composer currently residing in London, using sound material that has been collected during field recording sessions in Klaipėda where he had lived a few years ago. In composer’s words, “Klaipėda’s soundscape is the basis and inspiration for an auditory experience of an expanded reality. From Sand, Water and Iron forms a reconfiguring and intangible cosmos, a place where three elements are transformed into sound, independent in time and connected in space.”
 
This year the “Music of Changes” festival offers a programme of seven engaging concerts and inspiring talks with the renowned artists and performers from Lithuania and from all around the world. Concerts will feature musical works that propelled change in the history of 20th century music and the most remarkable developments in the musical art today. Both the mentioned sound installation and works featured at concerts reflect the ever-changing world of sound. Vibrant and boundless, it will encourage us to invite change into our lives and environment.
 
Let’s open up our minds to change and new experiences together with the “Music of Changes”!

Open for viewing before the festival’s events, from 6 pm, at the KCH’s Ground Floor Foyer
From Sand, Water and Iron
Concert-installation by Yiorgis Sakellariou (Greece / UK)
Meet the artist on September 22nd, during the interval (around 7.15 pm)