PinkNoise is thrilled to present Gérard Grisey’s Vortex Temporum alongside the premiere of Scherben, a new composition by Simon Kanzler for cello and electronics and alternating sets of improvisations featuring different members of the group.

Sunday March 17, 2019 at 7:30pm

Renee Weiler Concert Hall
Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow Street

In his masterpiece Vortex Temporum, Grisey has turned time into something tangible by listening to how sound, as a physical phenomenon, behaves in space. He makes the trembling of molecules – sound’s matter – perceivable by examining it on three different scales: with human eyes, through a molecular microscope, and by zooming out on it through a telescope – something Grisey calls the time of "humans, insects and whales."

Scherben is a piece that evolved in close collaboration between Issei Herr and Simon Kanzler. The electronics mirror the performer and his instrument, resembling the shards from a broken mirror. The composition uses fragmentation as one of its main structuring principles for material that is all derived from the performer himself, including his cello, his own voice and his favorite literature.

Johnna Wu - violin
Simon Kanzler - electronics
Han Chen - piano
Roberta Michel - flute
Eric Umble - clarinet
Tim Leonard - cello
Jeremy Kienbaum - viola
Issei Herr - cello
Nana Shi - piano

Tickets: $15 General Admission, $10 Students
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