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TENNEY : POSTAL PIECES

featuring Klang Systematiek | PMP Ensemble

1 | 3 | 2024 | 19:00
Divadlo X10
Embark on a musical journey as we celebrate the profound legacy of 𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐓𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐲 (1934-2006), an influential American composer who defied categorization. His output skirts into (and often combines) computer music, indeterminacy, generative systems, chance, microtonality, minimalism, synthesis, tape-music, and on. In other words, all the key approaches used by the avant-garde composers throughout the latter half of the 20th century. Tenney collaborated with John Cage, Philip Glass, Harry Partch, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, La Monte Young, and many others. Delve into the rich tapestry of Tenney's compositions, from indeterminacy to microtonality, and experience the vast range of his creativity. This event is a celebration of a composer who embraced diversity, broke barriers, and left an enduring mark on avant-garde music.
The Czech premiere of 𝐏𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐢𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐬, which Tenney called „𝐒𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬“ are a remarkable series of 11 works printed on postcards. Each card features a complete work to be performed by the instrumentalists. These pieces reflect to a large extent some of Tenney's primary compositional ideas. Each is a meditation of sorts on acoustics, form, and hyper-attention to a single gesture. For this project, two international ensembles will join their efforts.

 

Klang Systematiek

Gareth Davis bass clarinet, artistic director

Dario Calderone double bass

Martin Švec percussion

 

PMP Ensemble 

David Danel violin 

Andrej Gál cello 

Roxana Hädler harp

Štěpán Janoušek trombone

Václav Kalivoda trombone

Elia Moretti drums

Mikuláš Mrva elektronics