Born in 1935, Helmut Lachenmann’s music has influenced generations of composers around, and is known for developing the concept of “instrumental musique concrète”. Rather than exploring the musical potential of sounds produced by instruments, this aesthetic / conceptual framework focuses on underlining the conditions and pre-conditions in which sounds may emerge to become crucial elements in a musical narrative. This visionary redefinition of what a musical experience can be continues to inspire composers around the world to rethink and question their own compositional practices and their relationship to sound.
This concert will be staged together with light artist Amy Chan and soloists of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.
After the performance, there will be a short lecture with members of the creative team, followed by a Q&A session.
Vicky Shin, Conductor
Amy Chan, Light Artist
Kitty Cheung, Violin
William Lane, Viola
Pun Chak-yin, Cello
Linus Fung, Clarinet
Karen Yu, Percussion
Shelley Ng, Piano
J.S. Bach: Sinfonie 11 G minor
Helmut Lachenmann: Guero
Helmut Lachenmann: Pression
Helmut Lachenmann: Dal Niente (Intérieur III)
Helmut Lachenmann/ J.S. Bach: Third Part for two-part Invention in D minor
Helmut Lachenmann: Toccatina
Helmut Lachenmann: Trio Fluido
Beat Furrer: Voicelessness (The Snow Has No Voice)
Amy Chan, lighting
Lai Ching Kong, audio
Tim Chan, Production Manager (HKNME)
workshop & open rehearsal
20 May 2022 (FRI), 7-10pm
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
An open technical rehearsal with HKNME musicians and light artist Amy Chan, preceded by short introductions of several groundbreaking Lachenmann works.