Jaali & Bacon

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Jaali & Bacon
Dec 1, 2016
In a concert at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart entitled “gespannt auf Bacon” (curious about Bacon), the Open Music quartet Stuttgart will perform Sandeep Bhagwati’s work “Jaali” in a new version, together with works by Cornelius Cardew and Jonathan Harvey.
Please see the program folder for more details.


For more information: gespannt auf Bacon

Ghent & Bochum

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Ghent & Bochum

Nov 21-27, 2016

This coming week, matralab director Sandeep Bhagwati will give talks and participate in round tables at two conferences: from Nov 21-23 he will be in Ghent, at the Orpheus Music Institute, to participate in a Colloquium on Composition as Critical Technical Practice. From Nov 24-27, he will participate in a Conference and Workshops on “Establishing Transcultural New Music” (see the attached program) at the recently inaugurated “Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr” in Bochum.


For more information: plattform für transkulturelle neue musik


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Dec 5, 2016

On Nov 11 this year, a famous German poet, Ilse Aichinger, died at the age of 95. Her terse, beautiful, haunting poems have influenced many generations of post-war artists and musicians. By chance, a long-planned concert in Munich will also feature a song cycle on poems by Ilse Aichinger, written by matralab director Sandeep Bhagwati in 1993 and re-imagined in 2014. This concert will thus become a memorial for her unique voice.
These songs are set for solo voice only (mezzo-soprano), sparsely supported by varying sonic backgrounds. The Munich version, as every realisation, will be unique in its sound, probably including Bavarian folk instruments such as Zither and Hackbrett.
The concert will take place on Dec 5 @ 8 p.m. in the Einstein Kultur-Halle 4.
Free entry. Unfortunately, Sandeep will not be able to attend.

Ensemble Extrakte

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matralab director Sandeep Bhagwati is in Berlin for the final mix of a new studio album by Ensemble Extrakte Berlin, an ensemble he founded and leads together with Elke Moltrecht. On 13 tracks, renowned musicians from many traditions explore the borderlands between their music and that of the others. A rich and fruitful collection of musical conversations across boundaries and cultures, the album will be released with dreyer gaido records in early 2017.

Miyagi in Weimar, Crossings in Basel

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Two major performances of works by Sandeep Bhagwati took place simultaneously this past weekend, on Saturday, October 29:

In Basel [Switzerland], pianist Moritz Ernst played new fragments from the encyclopedic piano cycle “Music of Crossings”  – while at the 29th “Tage der Neuen Musik” Festival for New Music in Weimar, the Open Music Quartett Stuttgart performed his cycle of 17 Miyagi Haikus, which they had recorded in studio in June 2016 ( this recording is currently in progress for a CD publication next year).
The Open Music Quartet will also perform Bhagwati’s complex comprovisation score “Jaali” in Stuttgart on Dec 1, while Moritz Ernst has set himself the goal to perform each of the 36 piano pieces of “Music of Crossings” in concert at least once before aiming at an extended 2.5hr marathon performance of the entire cycle in 2018.