Accordion music by Gubaidulina, electro-acoustic pieces and video works by post-minimal pioneer Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit, Gesualdo’s madrigals, an industrial-sounding violin piece, and works for instruments and lighting in one program? Guest programmer Roland Spekle has created a spectacular program for this year’s Night of the Unexpected.
This one-night festival offers an evening full of surprises, cutting through styles and genres, from experimental techno to composed music. Phill Niblock’s minimal electronic sound textures merge with experimental saxophone sounds by Thomas Ankersmit, while at the same time Niblock’s video works are projected. In an energetic piece by Michael Gordon, a New York-based composer and one of the founders of Bang on a Can, performer Monica Germino produces industrial sounds on her adapted acoustic violin. Gesualdo’s madrigals will be sung by the Kassiopeia Quintet alongside De Profundis, an accordion composition by Gubaidulina, performed by Merima Kljuco.
Added by bananeman on September 2, 2006