Handcrafted Tributes is a three-day festival at Studio Boerne, celebrating the collaboration of electronic music and modular synthesis. Max Loderbauer, Rabih Beaini, Oxana Omelchuk, Florian Zwißler, Richard Scott, Michael Vorfeld and Eliad Wagner will collaborate with the Stefan Schultze Large Ensemble in artist talks, presentations, sessions and concerts.
The album of the Stefan Schultze Large Ensemble’s latest project, entitled The Buchla Suite: A Handcrafted Tribute to Morton Subotnick, a formal and aesthetic exploration loosely based on Subotnick’s seminal Silver Apples of the Moon (1967), will be released to coincide with the festival.
Morton Subotnick is an intermedia artist, electronic music pioneer, and developer of one of the world’s first modular analogue synthesizers together with Don Buchla.
“When I first heard Silver Apples of the Moon, it captivated me in such a way that I was inspired to write a new program related to the work. I find it fascinating that this piece is as relevant today as it was when it was created.” – Stefan Schultze
The Stefan Schultze’s Large Ensemble was founded around the idea of a perpetual expansion of the aesthetic and organisational principles governing a large ensemble formation. That, and an insatiable drive to produce elegantly crafted sonic artefacts. The outfit consists of a rotating cast of highly specialised instrumentalists, each with a unique voice and an idiosyncratic approach to their instrument. While seamlessly switching between linear and non-linear modalities, the hierarchical and non-hierarchical, they’ve been steadily forging new pathways – connecting dots between new music, jazz and classical; things high and low-brow, future and past.
Stefan Schultze’s Large Ensemble consists Almut Kühne (vocals), Leonhard Huhn (alto saxophone), Peter Ehwald (tenor saxophone), Magnus Schriefl (trumpet), Elena Kakaliagou (horn), Roland Neffe (marimba), Els Vandeweyer (vibraphone), Peter Meyer (electric guitar), Felix Henkelhausen (double bass), Moritz Baumgärtner (drums), Christian Heck (loudspeaker), Stefan Schultze (piano, composition).
Handcrafted Tributes Festival & Album Release: The Buchla Suite / A Handcrafted Tribute To Morton Subotnick
16—18.11.2023 | Doors 16:30 / Starts 17:00 CET
Studio Boerne | Börnestraße 43 in 13086 Berlin-Weißensee