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Treating each component as an equal partner, Dirk Rothbrust has curated a diverse programme of chamber music for electronic percussion and keyboard instruments. Karlheinz Stockhausen's compositions for percussion instruments from the 1950s and 60s are ground-breaking, trend-setting and still highly topical. From a simple 'crack' Stockhausen created in ›Kontakte‹ (1958-60) a completely new universe of sounds, frequencies, tones and structures - the first trio in music history for percussion, piano and tape. In Steffen Krebber's duo for Moog synthesizer and drum set, the instruments filter each other electronically.
Karlheinz Stockhausen - REFRAIN (1959) for 3 players
Steffen Krebber - Amphiference (2019) for drum set, minimoog and two amplifiers
Karlheinz Stockhausen - KONTAKTE (1958-1960) for piano percussion and tape
Curator, percussion Dirk Rothbrust Piano, percussion Benjamin Kobler Celesta, Minimoog Ulrich Löffler Sound direction (›Kontakte‹, ›Refrain‹) Kathinka Pasveer Sound direction (›Amphiference‹) Steffen Krebber Scenography, light Lea Letzel