An evening inspired by and dedicated to Georg Friedrich Händel.
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Discover the intensity of non-verbal communication and experience the power of dance, songs and rhythms through five monumental percussion pieces.
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Moving Eastwards
With an inner compass set towards the Far East, this programme traces six modern composers’ encounters with Asia.
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This exquisite mix of compositions and arrangements drawing from nearly the entire spectrum of Western music history showcases the dance-inducing qualities of percussion.
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The places I remember
A songbook for marimba and vibraphone.
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This programme takes Basque composer Isabel Urrutia Rasines’ Mara-Mara as a starting point for an open-air percussion concert with a difference.
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Mark Applebaum (*1967)
Narcissus: Strata / Panacea [10:29]
Ton De Leeuw (1926-1996)
Midare [06:42]
Mansoor Hosseini (*1967)
Taïrama [ca. 10:00]
Seyko Itoh (*1983)
wooden pieces [12:15]˚
Toshi Ichiyanagi (*1933)
Portrait of Forest [09:00]
Yasuo Sueyoshi (*1937)
Mirage pour marimba [08:49]
Isabel Urrutia Rasines (*1967)
Mara-Mara pour marimba [ca. 07:04]
Alejandro Viñao (*1951)
Khan Variations [09:01]

Marimba and live electronics

Martin Matalon (*1958)
Traces IV [07:00]


Markus Bongartz (*1963)
An die Vorgeborenen [04:30]˚
Franco Donatoni (1927-2000)
Omar. Due Pezzi per vibrafono [ca. 13:00]
Philippe Hurel (*1955)
Loops II [08:40]
René Leibowitz (1913-1972)
Trois Caprices for vibraphone [03:00]
José Manuel López López (*1956)
Calculo Secreto [10:12]
Toek Numan (*1971)
Nachtlicht [05:30]
Bernd Schumann (*1979)
Drei Toccaten [09:38]#
Yoshihisa Taïra 
Monodrame IV [13:47]


Bertrand Dubedout (*1958)
Fractions du silence – sixième livre [11:14]
Brian Ferneyhough (*1943)
Bone Alphabet [12:46]
Bruno Giner (*1960)
Étude de peaux: No. 2, Satz [08:59]
Vinko Globokar (*1934)
?Corporel (for a percussionist on his body) [ca. 08:00]
Ombre (for singing drummer, tape and drum machine) [ca. 07:00]
Maki Ishii (1936-2003)
Thirteen Drums [12:04]
Helmut Lachenmann (*1935)
Interieur I for a solo percussionist [14:01]
Dieter Mack (*1954)
Telu [12:05]
Younghi Pagh-Paan (*1945)
Ta-Ryong IV [04:12]
James Tenney (1934-2006)
KOAN: Having never written a note for percussion [ca. 10:00]
Kevin Volans (*1949)
She Who Sleeps With A Small Blanket [16:40]
Cong Wei (*1988)
Monologue der Qingyi [08:15]˚
James Wood (*1953)
Rogosanti [10:21]
Christian Wolff (*1934)
Exercise 27, 2nd Peace March for snare drum [05:45]
Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001)
Rebonds A & B [12:03]
Psappha [13:47]

˚ Commissioned work
# World Premiere

Solo with Orchestra

Paul Creston (1906-1985)
Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra (1940), ca. 15’
André Jolivet (1905-1974)
Concerto pour percussion et orchestre (1958), ca. 15’
Hans Ulrich Lehmann (1937-2013)
>Battlements< for Percussion and Orchestra (1994-95), ca. 15’
Toshirō Mayuzumi (1929-1997)
Concertino for Xylophone and Orchestra (1965), ca. 12’
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
Concerto pour marimba et vibraphone et orchestre (1947-52), ca. 19’
Nico Muhly (*1981)
Double Standard: Double Percussion Concerto (2012), ca. 16’

Chamber Music

Markus Bongartz (*1963)
Drumline for snare drum-duo (2014)˚
Portrait for harpsichord & percussion (2014)˚
Irrsal for tuba & percussion (2015)˚
Benjamin Scheuer (*1987)
Kraken for percussion and speaking ensemble (2017)#
…as well as works by Malin Bång, Moritz Eggert, Morton Feldman, Robin Hoffmann, Michael Jarrell, Mauro Lanza, Chico Mello, Sarah Nemtsov, Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Helmut Oehring, Michael Petzel, Steve Reich and Elnaz Seyedi, among others…

˚ Commissioned work
# World Premiere

Transcriptions and Arrangements

Arno Waschk (*1973)
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19, No. 1,
arranged for marimba

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Variations on «Mein junges Leben hat ein End’», arranged for vibraphone
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin: Trois Valses Op. 64, No. 2 in cis-Moll, arranged for marimba
Sergei Rachmaninow: Zdes’ khorosho (How fair this spot), Op.21, No.7, arranged for marimba
Markus Bongartz (*1963)
Astor Piazzolla: La muerte del Ángel, arranged for vibraphone solo
Astor Piazzolla: La muerte del Ángel, arranged for vibraphone & piano