“Seven Leaves” – An interactive musical narrative by Christian Klinkenberg

PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT

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).

The musicians

  • Nora-Louise Müller: 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

 

Plot

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 scale

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 app

The special feature of this performance: the audience can play along via an app.

Partners

EUROMicroFest, Chudoscnik Sunergia, IMPACT (International Meeting in Performing Arts and Creative Technologies), Jazz Maastricht

Photos by Peter Ortmann

 

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