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Two Swiss Premieres of Works by Marko Nikodijevic in Zurich

During the course of a concert entitled “chambres de ténèbres”, the works “chambres de ténèbres / tombeau de claude vivier” for ensemble (world premiere 2010 in Amsterdam) and “gesualdo dub / raum mit gelöschter figur” for piano and ensemble (world premiere 2012 in Witten) by Marko Nikodijevic will be given their Swiss premieres in Zurich on 25 September 2013. The performers will be the pianist Stefan Wirth and the Collegium Novum Zürich under the direction of Jonathan Stockhammer.

Nikodijevic comments on his work ”gesualdo dub / raum mit gelöschter figur“:
“Nowadays, dub is a method of producing electronic music spanning all styles. It makes its effect with wide echo chambers, echo delays, panorama shifts and differentiated modulation effects. By changing the reverberation, sounds wander from the present foreground into acoustic depth. From the combination of reverb and delay there results a typical dub effect, in which the echo delays – for example individual beats of chords – gradually disappear in the space. Through different delay times, there result additional polyrhythmic levels.
Objets trouvés from Carlo Gesualdo’s famous Madrigal Moro lasso have been subjected to such electro-acoustical procedures. The result was then transcribed into a synthèse sonore instrumentale for instruments. This sounds more modern that it actually is. It is essentially a procedure that was already known in Gesualdo’s time: anamorphosis – the caricature of an object the original of which can only be recognised in a circular mirror. (…)
This is a piece about the loneliness of the piano, about its resonance sound doomed to fall silent that continues to float in the ensemble as if refracted through a prism. The melancholy of the Gesualdo original seizes everything around it; I can no longer escape it. And yet, I am free.”

25 September 2013
Tonhalle, Small Hall, 8 PM (Introduction to the concert: 7 PM)
Swiss premiere: Marko Nikodijevic
”chambres de ténèbres / tombeau de claude vivier“ for ensemble
”gesualdo dub / raum mit gelöschter figur“. Concerto for piano and ensemble
Stefan Wirth (piano)
Collegium Novum Zürich
Jonathan Stockhammer (direction)


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