REFLUX – Festival for Contemporary Electroacoustic Music presents on 9 evenings in September, October and December 2022 with each three different artists & composers from almost all continents. For each of these evenings we will present a classic in addition to two contemporary positions, so three concert parts of 30-40 minutes each. The program will be adapted to the acoustic and spatial peculiarities of each location or composed especially for these locations. The invited musicians each have an individual sound and formal language and are rarely heard in Berlin. We asked all artists for conceptual proposals, so that the program will be a balanced mixture of composition commissions/premieres, already existing works and rarely heard classics.
Sean Meehan: »Untitled Work« (2022)
Rainer Riehn: »Chants De Maldoror« (1965-1966) Diffusion: Roy Carroll
Jerome Noetinger: »New Work« (2022)
“I will play an untitled work for snare drum and cymbals. Many of the techniques I prefer to make sound with are unstable and dependent on physical factors such as room size and materials, humidity, number of people in attendance—if it is winter and they are wearing sweaters with coats draped over chairs, or summer when people sport short sleeves—and a myriad of less tangible, sometimes mysterious factors. Therefore, any attempt to deliver a preconceived composition is futile. Nonetheless, I will arrive with a complete composition, and we will negotiate its possibilities together. So, not quite an improvisation nor a composition. Maybe a third way?”
“The Songs of Maldoror (Les Chants de Maldoror) is the only work by the French poet Lautréamont (pseudonym for Isidore Lucien Ducasse), which had a great influence on modernist literature, especially surrealism. It appeared in 1874 and is considered one of the most radical works of Western literature.
In 1940, André Breton called the work an “apocalypse”: “Everything, however audacious, that will be thought and undertaken in the centuries to come has been formulated here in advance in its magical law,” and André Gide saw in Ducasse the “lock master of the literature of tomorrow”
Jérôme Noetinger is known to most for his audiovisual trio Cellule d’Intervention Metamkine, in addition to countless recordings and live collaborations, compositions for radio and stage, and stunning multi-channel diffusions in the acousmatic tradition.
REFLUX Festival of Contemporary Electroacoustic Music
11.12.2022 | Starts 14:00 CET
Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek | Blücherplatz 1 in 10961 Berlin