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Symposion. Eight Divisions of Inebriation

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Happy ancient Greece! There, a »symposium« did not denote an academic conference with tiresome lectures and panel discussions, but a social gathering chaired by Dionysus. Wine was still considered a legitimate means of expanding one’s spiritual consciousness, heaven’s gift to humanity and an essential element for a cultural event with music and inspiring conversation. With its five-hour »Rausch in acht Abteilungen« (Inebriation in Eight Divisions), Klangforum Wien invites the audience to a revival of these ancient customs. Assuming the role of the symposiarch, Louwrens Langevoort, Festival director and artistic director of Cologne’s Philharmonie, leads a stroll through music of modern times, including Gustav Mahler’s »Trinklied«, Morton Feldman’s »Atlantis« and Terry Riley’s »The Room of Remembrance«. Snacks and drinks will be served and the setting is relaxed, with seating on cushions and futons. The consumption of alcohol, of course, is not mandatory, just a complementary offer. The music will be inebriating enough!

Das Konzert im Radio: Donnerstag, 12.05.2022, WDR3 Konzert, 20:04

Gefördert vom Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

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Musikalische Introduktion, Begrüßung und Apéro

Gustav Mahler
I. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde
aus: Das Lied von der Erde
für Tenor, Alt/Bariton und Orchester. Texte nach Hans Bethges »Die chinesische Flöte«


Matthias Krüger
craving your kiss
für großes Ensemble
Kompositionsauftrag von ACHT BRÜCKEN und dem Deutschen Musikrat
Deutsche Erstaufführung

Enno Poppe
für großes Ensemble

Pause l

Mirela Ivičević
Sweet dreams
für Ensemble

Clara Iannotta
a stir among the stars, a making way
für großes Ensemble

Pause ll

Tristan Murail
für Horn und neun Instrumente

Alberto Posadas
für Kontraforte solo

Morton Feldman
für Kammerorchester

Pause lll

Terry Riley
the room of remembrance
Bearbeitung: Wilker / Preinfalk (2022)


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the room of remembrance
12:00 Uhr, Stadthalle Köln-Mülheim

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