The concert is currently fully booked.
Due to social distancing regulations, the capacity of the auditorium is greatly reduced. We therefore ask you to make a binding seat reservation in advance of your visit to Ensemble Musikfabrik ›Amphiference‹ by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by telephone (0201-289 4700).
Please state with how many people you will be attending the event and leave your contact details (by email or telephone).
For more information on your visit please see below.
This summer, our longstanding collaborators, Ensemble Musikfabrik, were set to play the work ›Alfabet‹, among others, at no less a venue than the Centre Pompidou in Paris as part of the international festival Manifeste. Now, for PACT’s first live public event since the outbreak of the Corona crisis, Ensemble Musikfabrik make a most welcome return to us with a special programme that also includes Mikel Urquiza's virtuoso work.
»Terms such as 'variability', 'sound sensitivity' or even 'perfection' hardly do justice to the incredible musicality of this quartet,« was the euphoric reaction of the neue musikzeitung (nmz) to the world premiere of ›Alfabet‹ at the Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik in 2019.
Now ›Alfabet‹, which is based on texts by the Danish writer Inger Christensen, can be experienced at PACT as part of a diverse programme of chamber music for electronic percussion and keyboard instruments that reveals many fascinating, at times bizarre, facets of the musical relationship between freedom and structure.
›Alfabet‹ is followed by Steffen Krebber's composition ›Amphiference‹, a neologism that describes a »mutual, merging calling« (Krebber). For Moog synthesizer, drum set and two loudspeakers, ›Amphiference‹, is an ecstatic, extremely physical piece in which the instruments electronically filter each other so as to sound and resonate simultaneously.
The programme culminates in ›KONTAKTE‹, one of Karlheinz Stockhausen's major ground breaking works and the first trio in music history for percussion, piano and tape. In ›KONTAKTE‹ (1958-60), Stockhausen creates a completely new universe of sounds, frequencies, tones and structures from a simple impulse, thus realizing his ideal of a music in which acoustic and electronic sound production can no longer be clearly separated.
Steffen Krebber, Amphiference (2019) for drums, minimoog and 2 loud speakers
Mikel Urquiza, Alfabet (2018-19) for soprano, trumpet, clarinet and percussion
Karlheinz Stockhausen, KONTAKTE (1958-1960) for percussion, piano and tape
Sarah Maria Sun, soprano voice
Soloists of the Ensemble Musikfabrik:
Marco Blaauw, trumpet
Carl Rosman, clarinet
Dirk Rothbrust, percussion
Benjamin Kobler, piano Ulrich Löffler, minimoog
Kathinka Pasveer, sound direction Stockhausen
Steffen Krebber, sound direction Krebber
Information on your visit
In order to make your visit to PACT as safe as possible, we are operating to a detailed hygiene plan which strictly implements the requirements of the CoronaSchutzverordnung - Corona Protection Ordinance (CoronaSchVO). Learn more
Due to social distancing regulations, the capacity of the auditorium is greatly reduced. We therefore ask you to make a binding seat reservation in advance of your visit to Ensemble Musikfabrik ›Amphiference‹ by email (email@example.com) or by telephone (0201-289 4700). Please state with how many people you will be attending the event and leave your contact details (by email or telephone).
The exit to the auditorium for this event will be via the outside fire escape stairs. We therefore recommend that you wear flat shoes.
The restaurant will be closed.