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Chaya Czernowin (IL) zu Gast bei ensemble courage (DE)

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Chaya Czernowin, one of the most important and influential music theater composers of our time at the portrait concert. The concert is hosted by ensemble courage, a Dresden ensemble with a strong connection to the origins of the Dresden Contemporary Music Days.

The process of unveiling represents a central concept for Chernovin’s work. For example, the piece Ayre: Towed through plumes, thicket, asphalt, sawdust and hazardous air I shall not forget the sound of is a small window through which one looks as through a microscope to see what makes the smallest things move. In the unusually cast Sahaf, Czernowin playfully deals with physical laws and their physical implementation. In addition to the duo Knights of the strange, the solo Ina for bass flute and tape will be heard.


Chaya Czernowin

Knights of the strange (2015) for electric guitar and accordion

Sahaf (2008) for saxophone (or clarinet), electric guitar, piano and percussion

Ina (1989) for bass flute and six recorded flutes

Ayre: Towed trough plumes, thicket, asphalt, sawdust and hazardous air I shall not forget the sound of (2015) for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, percussion and piano

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Tip! Talk and Concert Sarah Nemtsov | HfM Dresden

Sarah Nemtsov’s music is often informed by her engagement with literature (Walter Benjamin, Paul Celan, Edmond Jabès, Emily Dickinson, W.G. Sebald, Mirko Bonné, and others), and many of her recent works also explore the threshold between concert and music theater. Her works have been performed at many internationally renowned festivals, including Donaueschinger Musiktage, Ultraschall, ISCM World New Music Festival, Wien Modern, MUSICA Strasbourg, SPOR Festival (Aarhus).

In a portrait concert at the Dresden University of Music and in a conversation with Prof. Jörn-Peter Hiekel, she will be a guest at TONLAGEN – 30th Dresden Contemporary Music Days, alongside Chaya Czernowin.

Students of the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden and the Mozarteum Salzburg
Conductor: Nicolas Kuhn


A long way away for ensemble

{your} for two voices, violin and violoncello

Central Park / Manhattan for piano with melodica, piccolo, viola (con sordino) and percussion

skotom.orchesterstueck for ensemble with electronics

Flüchtiger Schnee for soran and prepared piano

ROOMS I-IV layering for 12 musicians: Room I for (amplified and detuned) harp and kaosspad, Room II for (amplified) bass flute and bass clarinet (with laptops), Room III for (amplified) string quartet, Room IV for four performers with electronics

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