EUROMicroFest 2019

EUROMicroFest 2019 (Artistic Director, Donald Bousted)
4th international festival of microtonal music and interdisciplinary art presents:
 
Das Stimmt!!
Alte und Neue Musik
In Tune!
Early and New Music
EUROMicroFest is a collaboration between Microtonal Projects and un-sound e.V. in Freiburg, Germany.
Dates: 24th-25th May, 2019, at the Elisabeth-Schneider-Stiftung and Museum für Stadtgeschichte, Wentzinger Haus.

 

The concerts will feature guitarist Michael Kudirka (USA), sponsored by the Carl-Schurz-Haus Freiburg; keyboard player, David Henkelman (Freiburg/ Canada); duo Contour (microtonal trumpets and malletKat) and ensemble l’imaginaire (Strasbourg)

 

Speakers: Matthias S. Krüger (Lörrach, DE) with guitarist, Stephan Schmidt (Basel); Composer, Christian Klinkenberg (BE); recorder player Kathryn Bennetts (co-author of The Quarter-Tone Recorder Manual) (GB) and, from the Finnish Microtonal Society, composer Juhani Topias Vesikkala.

 
INSTALLATION:
Elisabeth-Schneider-Stiftung
Pong,Pong,Pong – microtonal videogame for up to 6 players
Students from the Hochschule Macromedia with Prof. Ephraim Wegner

 

A full programme will be released soon!

 

Funded by

Strandkorbstiftung/ Freiburger Bürgerstiftung
Sparkasse Freiburg- Nördlicher Breisgau 
Stadt Freiburg im Breisgau Kulturamt
Stiftungen Landesbank Baden-Württemberg
Regierungspräsidium Freiburg

 

Sponsors
Musik Gillhaus

 

Venue Partners
Elisabeth-Schneider-Stiftung
Museum für Stadtgeschichte, Wentzinger Haus

 

EMF Freiburg Partner Ensembles:

 

International Partners
Internationale Gesellschaft für Ekmelische Musik (Salzburg)
‘Mikrotöne: Small is beautiful’ 
ZM4 (Zentrum für Multimedia und Mikrotonalität Musik, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg)
KL-EX Ensemble (Belgium) 
“Polyphonic Performance Spaces” Conference
Sound Plasma Tallin and Berlin

RASP on Bandcamp

https://stephenaltoft.bandcamp.com/album/rasp

We have been aware that buying RASP (Stephen Altoft’s 2nd CD of 19-div music) through Tutti is expensive, because of postage and packing charges, if you live at various points around the world.  We have therefore added it to Bandcamp.  We hope you will still buy it!  Although you get 3 listens for free!

Also, we have added Steve’s first solo 19-div CD The Yasser Collection to our Dropbox Resources.  This is now available FREE if you have signed up to The Microtonal Trumpet mailing list via the contact page.

 

“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

 

RASP new CD released soon!

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.

RASP