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 The works, which express „wavering“ in music, address microtonality, moods with transcultural and historical references, and the sensation of doubt, pain and disorientation in the face of change.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, Sidney Corbett and Anda Kryeziu.


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

7:30 pm
Concert "Intonation”
Dragana Tomić, Milena Ognjanović: A Treasury of Serbian Singing: Cultural Memory
Anda Kryeziu: Dark Velvet (after NYJA) (2022)
Caspar Johannes Walter: From plank to plank (2022), for two voices, Arciorgano and ensemble
Arnold Dreyblatt: Constructive Interference (2022, UA) for Arciorgano and rebuilt double bass
Peter Michael Hamel: Continuous Creation (1972-2022) for Arciorgano, live electronics

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

Dragana Tomić, Milena Ognjanović: A Treasury of Serbian Singing: Wedding songs and toasts
Johannes Keller: Das wankende Weltbild von Nicola Vicentino im 16. Jahrhundert, Presentation with the instrument Arciorgano

Talk with Dragana Tomić, Milena Ognjanović, Johannes Keller, Caspar Johannes Walter, Arnold Dreyblatt, 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) for ensemble
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) for A-clarinet, cello, piano
Thomas Kessler: My lady soul (2019) for ensemble

10 — 11 Dec 2022


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