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Tunings of the World 2.0

plur(e)alities in music


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tuning of the world

2019 - 2021

#jinju – south korea
Concerts and Workshop
Concert hall of Gyeongsang National University
03./06.11.2019

#tainan & taipei – taiwan
Wan Sha Performing Arts Center, Tainan & Goethe-Institut Taipei
virtual performances within One More Festival
12.&13.12.2020

 #chennai – india
Natesan park & Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai

#berlin – germany
Halle am Wriezener Bahnhof  & Kantine am Berghain

concerts, concert_installations and tunings_salon with the Ensemble KNM Berlin and the composers Laure M. Hiendl, Carlos Iturralde, Bumki Kim, Fang-Yi Lin, Dick Raaijmakers, Ana Maria Rodriguez, Karlheinz Stockhausen and others.

tunings of the world 2.0 – plur(e)alities in music collects various musical practices and sonic identities of places, with reference to R. Murray Schafer's visionary book „The Tuning of the World“. Forty years after the book's publication and with the expansion of digital cultures, the question emerges: how do local and historical sonic-cultural identities shape, change and co-exist while dealing with the pressures of standardization in a networked world? The subtitle "plur(e)alities" points to the intertwined link between local and global perception as well as singular and pluralistic realities.


Vor 40 Jahren veröffentlichte R. Murray Schafer sein visionäres Buch „The Tuning of the World“, das entscheidend für ein Verständnis der akustischen Umwelt beitrug und ein Bewusstsein für die klangliche Identität von Orten etablierte.
40 Jahre später fragen wir, wie sich lokal und historisch geprägte klangliche-kulturelle Identitäten in Auseinandersetzung mit dem Standardisierungsdruck einer vernetzten Welt formieren, wandeln und zeitgleich existieren. Oder verlieren?
Tunings of the World 2.0 ergänzt also Schafers Hörblick auf die konkrete, akustische Realität durch die plurale Perspektive, der sich heutzutage fast alle Lebensbereiche stellen müssen. Der Untertitel „plur(e)ality“ weist auf die nicht mehr aufzulösende Verknüpfung zwischen lokaler und globaler Wahrnehmung sowie singulärer und pluralistischer Realität hin.
Tunings of the World 2.0 ist so lesbar als eine Sammlung von verschiedenen ästhetischen Ortsbestimmungen und differenten musikalischen Praxen.

#TAIPEI – TAIWAN

reading music III - VIII
presented as virtual performances at 2020 One More Festival

"reading music" is a growing collection of text compositions to be presented in the frame of "Music for an Opera House" at National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying). "Music for an Opera House" is inspired by Karlheinz Stockhausens composition studio held at Darmstadt (Germany) in 1968.
*Due to corona pandemic composers have been asked to modify their proposals for a single and smaller space:

Kaiyi Kao (TWN) – Counterpoint
Carlos Iturralde (MEX) – Elastic semantic transfer
AnA Maria Rodriguez (ARG) – Gold and Silver
Wei-Chih Liu (TWN) – Burst Forth
Fang-Yi Lin (TWN) – Let’s Read Some Poems
Laure M. Hiendl (GER) – Practise

Ensemble KNM Berlin

Rebecca Lenton – voice, flute
Theo Nabicht – voice, bass/double bass clarinet, gongs, mutes, feedback
Matthew Conley – voice, trumpet
Theodor Flindell – voice, violin
Kirstin Maria Pientka – voice, viola
Cosima Gerhardt – violoncello
Jonathan Heilbron – voice, double bass
AnA Maria Rodriguez – filters

guests

Peng-Hui Wang – bassoon, gongs, mutes, feedback
Yu-Ting Huang – piano

Andre Bartetzki, Thomas Bruns – sound, camera
Thomas Bruns – direction
recorded at KNM's Garage 51 | Fahrbereitschaft, November 2020

2020 One More Festival
– Listen to the Calling from Afar and Follow the Sounds of the Heart
Spiritual Nomads – Launches on 12-13 December @Taiwan 

One More Festival is an initiative organized by Studio Acht that believes in equality in art. By crossing the boundaries of nations and cultures and through different methodologies, One More Festival abandons all unnecessary burdens and returns to the essence of music, touching the senses to present the musical frequencies of a new generation.

 

Tunings of the World 2.0 is a project by the Ensemble KNM Berlin in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Taipei, the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai, Studio Acht Taiwan and Jinju Music Festival (JMF). Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the National Culture and Arts Foundation (Taiwan).

#chennai - india

tunings of the world 2.0
plur(e)alities in music

#chennai – india
Tunings of the World 2.0 is a project by the Ensemble KNM Berlin in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Taipei, the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai, Studio Acht Taiwan, Jinju Music Festival (JMF) and Berghain Ostgut GmbH. Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the National Culture and Arts Foundation (Taiwan).

Ensemble KNM Berlin:
Theo Nabicht, Saxophone/Doublebass Clarinet | Pascal Viglino, Percussion | JD Zazie, Turntable/CDj | Ana Maria Rodriguez, Electronics/Keyboard | Theodor Flindell, Violin | Kirstin Maria Pientka, Viola | Thomas Bruns, Dramaturgy/Production Management

Musicians from Chennai:
Anantha Krishnan – Mridangam / Indian Percussion
Harini Iyer – Vocals
Vijaygopal – Flute
and others


Performances
#chennai – india
– VERSCHOBEN – April 2, 2020 : Music for a Park
Natesan park, Chennai
based on Karlheinz Stockhausen’s ‘From the Seven Days’ (1968)

Connection – Landscape
Connection – Universe
Intensities – Four Islands
Meeting Point and Crab
Set Sail for the Sun

– VERSCHOBEN – April 5, 2020, 18:30 : Music for a House
Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai
based on Karlheinz Stockhausen’s ‘From the Seven Days’ (1968)

Communion
Connection
Gold Dust
Intensity
It
Meeting Point
Set Sail for the Sun

#chennai – india, part of the international project Tunings of the World 2.0, focuses on a collaboration between Indian musicians and the Ensemble KNM Berlin from Germany.
The performances are based on the collection of fifteen text compositions ‘From the Seven Days’ by the German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. After reading Satprem’s book on the philosopher, yogi, poet and nationalist Sri Aurobindo in spring 1968, Stockhausen wrote these text compositions within seven days. He called these compositions intuitive music that is not related to the intellect of the interpreting musician.

The ensemble has chosen to perform this work in the City of Chennai not only for its evolutionary connection to Indian culture, but also because of its verbal notation which facilitates creating a true cooperation between the Indian and German musicians to unite harmoniously in music. Karlheinz Stockhausen has been a pioneer in developing a universal musical language already since the late 1960s. An artistic re-enactment of those thoughts might be seen as a contribution to defend the multilateralism.
The musicians present two different musical readings of the texts according to the architecture of the performance spaces in Chennai. The 1st version Music for Park developed for the Natesan park will include the sonic environment as part of the performance to dissolve the limits between in- and outside and hopefully strengthen a non-exclusive musical experience. The decision to use a park as performing space can be further seen as the wish to support Chennai’s change into a green metropolis.
Music for a House, arranged for the building of the Goethe-Institut, offers the audience a listening walk through the entire building. The musicians invite audience members to make their own journey and, in this way, be part of the artistic process.

#jinju – south korea

Jinju Music Festival

November 3, 2019, 6 pm
Concert hall of Gyeongsang National University

Lee Han
huff/puff  2019
for violin, bassclarinet and doublebass

Han Jae Ho
string  2019
for flute, bassclarinet, violin, viola and doublebass

kimminsung
The C-A-R-E-L-E-S-S words  2019
for bassclarinet and doublebass

Youngkwang Yang
Vox Nihili...  2019
for flute, bassclarinet and doublebass

Seung-wan Baek
’eine Perzeption’  2019
für flute, bassclarinet, violin, viola and doublebass

Leon Lee
[Shin-Byeong]  2019
solo violin


November 6, 2019, 6:30 pm
Concert hall of Gyeongsang National University

Seunghyun Yun
"The Bird Comes..."  2019
for clarinet, viola, doublebass and kayagum

Seil Oh
Rest II: Challa   2019
for flute, bassclarinet, violin, viola, doublebass, percussion and kaygum

Laure M. Hiendl
tonus  2014 (2017)
version for violin, doublebass with electronics

Ana Maria Rodriguez
D&S  2019
version for flute, double bass clarinet, percussion, cardboardboxes and electronics

Luigi Nono
A Pierre. Dell’azzurro silenzio, inquietum  1985
for doublebass clarinet and bassflute

Ensemble KNM Berlin
Rebecca Lenton, flutes | Theo Nabicht, clarinets | Pascal Viglino, percussion | Ana Maria Rodriguez, keyboard/live-elektronics | Theodor Flindell, violin | Kirstin Maria Pientka, viola | Jonathan Heilbron, doublebass| Thomas Bruns, sound, live-electronics

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Künstler / Artists


Martin Hiendl (DEU) *1986  arbeitet und lebt in Berlin und New York. Er studierte Komposition an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Frankfurt, an der University of California und an der Columbia University New York. www. martinhiendl.com

Carlos Iturralde (MEX) *1976  studierte Komposition an der CIEM Mexico City und am Königlichen Konversatorium von Den Haag (NLD). Er lebt in Mexico City. http://www.carlositurralde.com

Fang-Yi Lin (TWN)  *1974   studierte Komposition an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Wien bei Michael Jarrel und Klaus Huber. Sie lebt in Taiwan.

Ana Maria Rodriguez (ARG) *1966  studierte Philosophie, Geschichte, Klavier und Komposition in Buenos Aires sowie algorithmische Musik in Barcelona. Sie lebt in Berlin. https://www.anamariarodriguez.net

Karlheinz Stockhausen (DEU) *1928 † 2007 war ein deutscher Komponist.

Dick Raaijmakers (NLD) (geb. 1930 in Maastricht; gest. 4. September 2013 in Den Haag) war ein niederländischer Komponist, Performance- und Installationskünstler. http://www.dickraaijmakers.nl

Bum Ki Kim (KOR)  earned D.M. and Master's degree in composition at Indiana University in Bloomington (USA) and Bachelor degree from Seoul National University.

Seunghyun Yun (KOR) *1966  M.M. in Composition and Computer Music, Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University; D.M.A. in Composition, University of Maryland in College Park).

Se il Oh (KOR)   earned a Master of Music degree in Composition from the Mannes College of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Composition from the University of Texas Austin.

Tsan-Cheng Wu (TWN) *1973  absolvierte das Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts der Tainan National University of the Arts (Taiwan). Er lebt in Taiwan.
http://www.soundandtaiwan.com/soundmap/wutsancheng.html

Fred Pommerehn (USA) *1964 in Madison, Indiana. Er studierte von 1982 bis 1986 an der North Carolina School of the Arts (USA). Er lebt in Berlin.    http://fredpommerehn.com

Anantha Krishnan (IND) *1983  Masterstudium in elektronischer Musik und Schlagzeug am Mills College in Kalifornien (USA). Er wohnt in Chennai (Indien). https://theaalaap.com/site/theqs/AnanthaRKrishnan

Musicians for  # chennai – india
Charumathi Raghuraman, Violine (IND) Ramana Balachandar, Veena (IND) Anantha R.Krishnan, Mridangam (IND) L. Balaji, Tanpura (IND) Sai Subramanium, Morshing (IND)


Tunings of the World 2.0 ist ein Projekt des Ensemble KNM Berlin in Kooperation mit dem Goethe-Institut Taipei, dem Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai, Studio Acht Taiwan, Jinju Music Festival (JMF) und Berghain Ostgut GmbH. Gefördert durch die Kulturstiftung des Bundes und mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa und des National Culture and Arts Foundation (Taiwan).
Medienpartner: kulturradio vom rbb


Tunings of the World 2.0 is a project by the Ensemble KNM Berlin in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Taipei, the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai, Studio Acht Taiwan, Jinju Music Festival (JMF) and Berghain Ostgut GmbH. Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the National Culture and Arts Foundation (Taiwan).
media partner: kulturradio vom rbb

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