4/6 2021, 17:00
Frederiksberg Allé 71
The Lithuanian LENsemble - an abbreviation for Lithuanian Ensemble Network - takes the trip from Vilnius to visit the KLANG Festival with music from Lithuania, Latvia, Germany and the USA.
The most internationally famous name on the program is without a doubt Julia Wolfe, whose my lips from speaking - for no less than six pianos, here versioned to two pianists and tape - is inspired by the beginning of Aretha Franklin's hit song "Think" from 1968. The musical quote ends in a true whirlwind of Wolfe, who has found his working title in the Bible in recognition of Franklin's musical roots.
LENsemble's founder, Vykintas Baltakas, contributes with Sandwriting for piano duo and electronics. The Lithuanian composer is very busy creating a music that challenges the need for a progressive narrative. Therefore, Sandwriting is based on 20 musical episodes, the order of which is random and controlled by a computer that even changes the sound and texture of the work based on the pianist's dynamics.
Latvia is represented by Rolands Kronlaks with the complex work Up in the Air for two trumpets, piano and electronics, where Kronlaks examines the ensemble as a macro instrument with many different functions. And German Thomas Hummel rounds off the program with Sadedz! for cello, two keyboards and five trumpets, a work that focuses on the relationship between synthetic and acoustic instruments, but also between the unity of sound and the great mass of sound.
Julia Wolfe: my lips from speaking (1993)
Vykintas Baltakas: Sandwriting (2018)
Rolands Kronlaks: Up in the Air (2018)
Thomas Hummel: Sadedz! (2018)
The concert is presented in collaboration with Frederiksbergs Kirke.