FRIDAY, May 6
8,30pm – Black Page Orchestra (program: Glojnarić, Ivičević, Kranebitter, Muntendorf, Schubert) @ MM Centre (60′)
The Black Page Orchestra, founded 2014 in Vienna, is an ensemble for radical and uncompromising music of current times. The name derives from Frank Zappa’s composition The Black Page, a piece which score is due to the high density of notes and musical events nearly a black paper. Beside this clear aesthetical approach the ensemble focuses on compositions using electronics, video and different technologies in an artistic context as well as pieces with performative character.
The presented works are all compositions by composers which work extensively with technology as part of their aesthetic. The multimedia aspect of this works reflect the technological confrontation as well as the hyper-medialisation of the modern world. The use of cameras depict the coexistence of different realities as well of the simultaneity of actions. The extremely dense, fragmented, hyper-dense sounds emphasize the speed and fragmentation of the perceived reality. The connected world allows us to be part of many different layers of actions at once, but at the same time this possibility creates a void; a solitude.
Brigitta Muntendorfer: Public Privacy #1: Flute Cover (2013)
Mirela Ivičević: RELAX! You’re going to die. (Nihilist Summer) (2015)
Sara Glojnarić: Indispensable Ms. Jones (2016) *premiere | commissioned by the Showroom of Contemporary Sound
Matthias Kranebitter: Top 10 (form as neurosis) (2012)
Alexander Schubert: HELLO (2014)
Black Page Orchestra: Alessandro Baticci (flutes), Maiken Beer (cello), Kaja Farszky (percussion), Matthias Kranebitter (electronics), Peter Mayer (electric guitar), Alfredo Ovalles (piano/keyboard)