Christian Klinkenberg’s new Bohlen-Pierce composition ‘Seven Leaves’ was first performed on the 27th of April in the cultural center “Alter Schlachthof” Eupen (Belgium) with the Kl-Ex Ensemble. There will be a further performance on November 20th, 2018 in the “AINSI” Theater Maastricht (NL).
- Nora-Louise MÃ¼ller: Bohlen-Pierce Clarinet
- Todd Harrop: Bohlen-Pierce ChimesÂ
- Franck Hemmerle: Percussion
- Vedran Mutic: Bohlen-Pierce-E-BassÂ
- Melle Weijters: Bohlen-Pierce-E-Guitar
- Christian Klinkenberg: Bohlen-Pierce Keyboard
- Paul Pankert: ViolinÂ
- Suse Weisse: Storyteller
- Lothar Felten: Interactive App
- Jens Schumacher: Samples and real-time-fx
- Marc Kirschvink: Paintings
A story about lost love, an evil witch, an enchanted tree, and the leaves that hung, but never grew is integrated in the performance.
The Bohlen Pierce scale is a 13-step non octave scale which is tempered to the perfect-twelfth (3/1). For this reason, the musicians have specially constructed instruments (clarinet, keyboard, chimes). The string instruments (e-guitar, bass, violin) also need to retune their strings and have to increase the spacing of the fingerings or frets by about half.
The special feature of this performance: the audience can play along via an app.
EUROMicroFest, Chudoscnik Sunergia, IMPACT (International Meeting in Performing Arts and Creative Technologies), Jazz Maastricht
Photos by Peter Ortmann
In a few weeks time Stephen Altoft is releasing his new CD, RASP. To whet your appetites the full CD notes can be downloaded here: RASP CD Programme Notes. Stephen is presenting 11 recently written pieces in 19-division tuning. Like the Yasser Collection before it, these pieces are diverse in orientation and international in outlook. The CD, presented as a Digipack, will be available through Tutti.
This is the final video in our introductory Series. We are planning more, so please contact us if you would like us to cover something specifically.
New Video, the 3rd of 4 …
We have re-shot the videos from our old website introducing The Microtonal Trumpet. Here’s the first, which introduces the concept of the trumpet as ‘natural’ microtonal instrument.
We are delighted to be partners of this International Symposium on microtonality – SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL. The full programme is attached and the quality and range of presentations speaks for itself. Held at the Mozarteum University Salzburg, this has got to be an event not to miss for microtonalists. Curated and organised by microtonal guitarist and composer Agustín Castilla-Ávila of the International Ekmelic Music Society.
Casey Hale is an American composer, guitarist and musicologist living in Bristol, UK. He received his doctorate in composition from the City University of New York, where his research explored improvised music through the lens of cultural studies. His compositions have been performed by the American Symphony Orchestra, Da Capo Chamber Players, and TRANSIT ensemble, among others, and his recent efforts have