Interferences are the performance with the characters, but without an action, with the video, but without a plot, with the instrumental parts, but without any sound illustrations. It is a musical multi genre project about the possibility (or impossibility) of synthesis of arts in the epoch of their total convergence.
Multimedia Music project
Centre for Contemporary Music
Studio for New Music Ensemble
Meyerhold Theater Center
With the support of Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
one act performance for countertenor, performer and ensemble
OSCAR BIANCHI music, direction
MARLENE KOLATSCHNY dramaturgy
VINCENZO MAZZONE production
NILE KOETTING performance
DANIEL GLOGER voice, countertenor
SO NICELY BRIGHTLY
Hypnotisches Lichtspieltheater for 8 musicians and a projection
Mathias STEINAUER, music
Ken MEYERING, Scott DRAVES video
RICERCAR RAMINGO DELL’OTTAVO TONO
for flute, violin and violoncello
Nadir VASSENA – music
All the pieces are performed by
STUDIO FOR NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Igor DRONOV, conductor
Different mediums of art (music sound, voice, performance, space, videos) become kind of “characters” of this project and the “plot” of the Interferences is their interaction. In each following section of the performance its genre is constructed anew by inclusion/exclusion of certain elements, thus, each time needing refixation. The only constant of the performance is music, setting the overall three-part form made by three famous Swiss composers. Every time music engages in dialogue with the new medium and finds the best way of interaction.
In Oscar Bianchi composition the actor and singer actions are seamlessly synthesized with instrumental music, while Mathias Steinauer deliberately rejects the consistent demonstration of any storyline, obviously correlating with video effects, using only timbre colors and formal patterns. Music in static space, appealing only to the audience, briefly introduces us to the illusion of a traditional concert in the Nadir Vassena section.
Three independent works by three prominent Swiss composers take part in one evening event, a musical multi genre project about possibility (or impossibility) of synthesis of arts in the epoch of their total convergence.
The project continues a long-term Russian-Swiss program “Alpenfest” of the Studio for New Music Ensemble, launched in 2014.
Premiere: November 28
Duration — 1 hour 10 minutes