Ensemble Proton Bern. Photo © Remo Ubezio

Winter Music. Wavering World View

Concerts and Discussions

The third edition of the biennial festival with Swiss ensemble Proton was curated by Carola Bauckholt and Iris ter Schiphorst. “Wavering Wolrd View“ refers to sensations triggered by a crisis-ridden, rapidly changing present. Today‘s upheaval resembles the world as Nicola Vicentino perceived it in the 16th century, the time of the Copernican Turn. His unusual instrument, the Arciorgano - replicated by Studio 31 in Basel - is at the centre of the programme. The works, which express „wavering“ in music, address microtonality, moods with transcultural and historical references, and the sensation of doubt, pain and disorientation in the face of change.

The concerts are spatially staged in the large exhibition hall, with the audience changing position during the concerts and experiencing changing listening qualities.

With compositions by Casper Johannes Walter, Arnold Dreyblatt, Peter Michael Hamel, Rolf Riehm, Adriana Hölszky, Annette Schmucki, Thomas Kessler and Sidney Corbett.


Saturday, 10 Dec
6:30 pm
Presentation Arciorgano by Johannes Keller

7:30 pm
Concert "Intonation”
Dragana Tomić, Milena Ognjanović: A Treasury of Serbian Singing
Anda Kryeziu: Dark Velvet (after NYJA) (2022)
Caspar Johannes Walter: From plank to plank (2022)
Arnold Dreyblatt: New work (2022, UA) for Arciorgano and Excited string bass
Peter Michael Hamel (prep. piano, Arciorgano) with Michael Thelonious Hamel (electronics) - Improvisation

Sunday, 11 Dec
5:30 pm
Presentation and discussion
In German and English

Dragana Tomić, Milena Ognjanović: A Treasury of Serbian Singing
Presentation Arciorgano by Johannes Keller
Talk with Dragana Tomic, Johannes Keller, Casper Johannes Walter, Arnold Dreyblatt and Peter Michael Hamel
Moderation: Carola Bauckholt and Iris ter Schiphorst

7:30 pm
Concert "The thread is torn”
Rolf Riehm: Der Faden ist gerissen (2005)
Adriana Hölszky: Snowbirds (Like a bird II) (2006)
Homage to G. Kurtag
Annette Schmucki: brotkunst / 54 stück / farbstifte papier tabak (2016) for ensemble
Adriana Hölszky: Klangwaben (1993) for violin
Sidney Corbett: Im Angesicht des Zweiflers (2006)
Thomas Kessler: My lady soul (2019)

10 — 11 Dec


Hall 2

Saturday, 10 Dec
6:30 pm: Presentation Arciorgano
7:30 pm: Concert

Sunday, 11 Nov
5:30 pm: Presentation Arciorgano and discussion
7:30 pm: Concert

With Ensemble Proton Bern

In German and English

€ 13/7

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