Archive for October, 2016

In the Wake of Deniz Küstü: New Commissions and Premieres for 2017-2018

October 9, 2016

Trommelsprachen – Languages of Drums (2017)

Commissioned by Siemens Foundation and Hans Neuhoff for Eight Bridges Festival, Cologne, Germany. (90-100’) Based on drum languages of India, Turkey and the Middle East, merged into a contemporary music context. For four percussion soloists and voice (V. Suresh, Fresco Zohar, Mısırlı Ahmet, Bodek Janke, Mariana Sodovska), with mixed cross-cultural ensemble.

Triple Concerto (2017-18)

for violin, viola, piano and chamber orchestra. Commissioned by Birsen Ulucan and premiered with Ayşen Ulcan, violin, Özcan Ulucan, viola/violin, Birsen Ulucan and Hungarian Chamber Orchestra in Budapest, dates tbd in Istanbul and Budapest, 2017-18 (15-18’)

Demon-desire (2017)

for bass and Bb clarinet, flute and cello. Commissioned by Ensemble Variances. April 24, 2017, St. George’s Bristol. (8’)

Virgo Israel Ornare (2016)

for cathedral choir
Commissioned by Emma Hornby and ERC for Old Hispanic Office project. Based on 9 century notation of Iberian (pre-Gregorian) chant.   Premiere: Christ Church Choir, Oxford, Stephen Darlington, director.   Bristol Cathedral, Febraury 28, 2017. (8’)

Deniz KüstüThe Sea-Crossed Fisherman (2016)

Total Music Theatre in four scenes. Simon Jones, Libretto/director. Zeynep , choreography. NOHlab, video performance.   Premiered June 11, 2016, Istanbul Music Festival, Hezarfen Ensemble, Gwion Thomas, Robyn Allgra Parton, Damian Thantrey, Louise Innes, Adam Green, Michael Rafferty, conductor. Based on 1978 novel of Yaşar Kemal. (75’)

Performances 2016-17

October 9, 2016

Vision of Black Elk for Contralto and 5 instruments (2015)
29 September 2016 8.30PM
Festival d’Ambronay / Opéra de Lyon
Ensemble Variances and Noa Frenkel
http://festival.ambronay.org/2016/Representation-424/La-Voie-de-la-beaute.html

Vision of Black Elk for Contralto and 5 instruments (2015)
23 November 2016, 8PM
Opéra de Rouen / Chapelle Corneille
Ensemble Variances and Noa Frenkel
http://www.digitick.com/la-voie-de-la-beaute-concert-chapelle-corneille-3t-rouen-23-novembre-2016-css5-operaderouen-pg101-ri3985019.html

Vision of Black Elk for Contralto and 5 instruments (2015)
10 January 2017, 8PM
Théâtre de Cornouaille, France
Ensemble Variances and Noa Frenkel
http://www.theatre-cornouaille.fr/news/81-e-16-17/508-la-voie-de-la-beaute?print=1

Vision of Black Elk for Contralto and 5 instruments (2015)
12 August 2017
Ensemble Variances and Noa Frenkel
Cartinthische Festival, Austria
http://www.carinthischersommer.at/en/

Vision of Black Elk for Contralto and 5 instruments (2015)
Arsenal de Metz/Reins Opera. France 24-28 January 2018.
Ensemble Variances and Noa Frenkel
http://www.ensemblevariances.com/fr/projets/8-projets.html

Light into Shadows (2016) and Elif (2003)
3-5 April, 2017
Le Volcan/Le Fitz
Le Havre, France
Ensemble Variances with Neva Özgen and Serkan Halili
http://www.levolcan.com/

Light into Shadows (2016) and Elif (2003)
7 April, 2017
Théâtre du Château, Eu, France
Ensemble Variances with Neva Özgen and Serkan Halili
http://www.ensemblevariances.com/en/

Invocation-Meditation-Allegro
21 October, 2016, 20.00
Malta, Presidential Palace Cem Önertürk, Hezarfen Ensemble

Invocation-Meditation-Allegro
22 October, 2016 19:30
Malta, St. James Creativity Center, Cem Önertürk, Hezarfen Ensemble
http://www.kreattivita.org/en/event/concert-mediterranean-curve-hezarfen-ensemble/
https://www.facebook.com/TurkEmbValletta/

ERC Beyond East and West Workshops with Turkish Instruments and Hezarfen Ensemble
2-4 November
Istanbul: MIAM Centre for Advanced Studies in Music
Workshops with Turkish makam and Anatolian Folk instruments and voices,
Hezarfen Ensemble

24-27 November 2016 in NRW
North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
Platform/Ensemble for Transcultural New Music NRW (Matthias Mainz, project Director)

2 December 2016
Istanbul: MIAM Centre for Advanced Studies in Music
Workshops with Turkish makam instruments
Hezarfen Ensemble, members of Klangforum Wien
In association with Austrian Cultural Forum, Istanbul

28-30 May 2017
Istanbul: MIAM Centre for Advanced Studies in Music
Conference ‘Makam and Beyond’
Workshops with Turkish makam and Anatolian Folk instruments and voices
Hezarfen Ensemble concert of MIAM composers

Autumn 2017
Platform/Ensemble for Transcultural New Music NRW (Matthias Mainz, project Director)
Workshop with Musikhochschule Köln and ICEM, Folkwang Universität Essen. Concerts at Konzertforum Ruhr