deep space • atmosphere • nature • CITY • under the earth • epicenter
Klassik and Elektronik Music Play is a series of concerts that invite a classical and an electronic music act to dialogue under the same theme. The first edition was inspired by “deep space” the second by “atmosphere”, the third by “nature”. This time the artists are getting closer to civilisation and getting inspired by “THE CITY”.
Violinist Marina Kifferstein and tubist Jack Adler-McKean explore the theme of Cities through a number of different lenses, with music by composers including Georges Aperghis, Barbara Jazwinski, and others. The program features the premiere of a multi-movement work by Kifferstein based on scenes from Italo Calvino’s iconic novel, “Invisible Cities.”
Sound designer Tim Novikov and DJ and producer Vincent Vidal will together explore in diverse ways the sounds of the city.Through common influences and interests on technology and musical aesthetics, they started this year to work together. By using sonification, field recordings as well as electronic instruments. They will perform a Live/hybrid set on the topic they currently researching about.
Based in New York City, Marina Kifferstein is a violinist and composer with a passion for promoting contemporary and experimental music. She is a founding and current member of TAK ensemble and The Rhythm Method string quartet, and appears regularly as a guest with ensembles including the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Wet Ink, and Talea. Recent projects include a performance at the Lincoln Center Festival with Ensemble Signal, recording a new album with TAK in collaboration with Mario Diaz de Leon and Denovali Records, and a month long residency at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. The upcoming season includes a tour of Canada with TAK, and a performance at the Musiques Démesurées Festival in Claremont-Ferrand, France with the Talea ensemble.
For more information, visit www.marinakifferstein.com.
Jack works primarily as a tubist, promoting his instrument to the contemporary musical world through collaborations with internationally renowned ensembles, composers and educational establishments. Recent work includes invitations to perform with ensembles including Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Musikfabrik and Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, collaborations on solo works with Georges Aperghis, Michael Finnissy and Georg Freidrich Haas, giving seminars at the Royal College of Music, Columbia University and Hochschule Luzern, and première performances at the Darmstädter Ferienkurse, BBC Proms and Donaueschinger Musiktage as well as solo concerts in London, New York and Berlin. He also has extensive experience in older musical genres, working with symphony orchestras such as the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under conductors including Sir Simon Rattle and Jukka-Pekka Sarastre, and with chamber orchestras including Kammerakademie Potsdam and Spira Mirabilis on the predecessors to the tuba, the serpent and the ophicleide. His own compositions and arrangements are currently published by Potenza Music, whist he has recently been asked to curate a new Contemporary Tuba Series for Edition Gravis, and in 2018 will be preparing the tuba edition of the “Spieltechnik” series for Bärenreiter.
For more information, visit www.jackadlermckean.eu
TIm Novikov is a Russian sound designer and a media artist based in Berlin. He studied architecture in Moscow and through his urban studies he started his own artistic project, where he analyses and creates sound and visual language systems of cities.
As a sound artist he works with field recordings of cities noises as well as synthesizers and data (sonification).
Vincent Vidal is an French DJ and music producer from Paris based in Berlin since four years. He studied audio engineer at the SAE Paris school. His current research is about combining organic and urban aesthetics of sounds. Vincent grew up and lived in big cities such as Paris and Berlin, which influenced him on his path and current studies. Fascinated by abandoned architecture, he is doing constantly urban exploration in both cities. His music translates “the city”, by experimenting and analyzing the past and current urban way of living.
There will be a variety of yummy snacks and drinks before, and during the event.