MaerzMusik: lange//berweck//lorenz – Nachtstücke / synthetic DNA I

Neumann / Erel / Lang / Tietchens

Concert Festival

lange//berweck//lorenz

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Tickets

Ticket Prices

10 Euros, discount 7 Euros
→ Day-ticket 30 Euros

Tickets will be sold via the MaerzMusik Festival ticketing platform. Info at: www.berlinerfestspiele.de/de/maerzmusik

 

Duration approx. 60 minutes

 

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The synthesizer trio lange//berweck//lorenz reveals meandering worlds filled with colour: Asmus Tietchens is one of Germany’s best-known artists in the field of abstract music. Alongside the new commissioned work “pseudo topos”, lange//berweck//lorenz presents the “Falter-Lamento” from his very first LP “Nachtstücke”. The piece avoids dissonances, sudden accents and brutality of any kind. The repetitive opening motif floats in a whirl through different sound worlds, settling first on one keynote, then on another.

The works by Andrea Neumann and Korhan Erel are part of the trio’s project “Soundtracking”, which explores a new form of collaboration between composition and performance. Neumann and Erel have each constructed a soundtrack to which Silke Lange, Sebastian Berweck and Martin Lorenz play on the synthesizers with minimal specifications. To a large extent the soundtrack replaces a written score. It prescribes a formal sequence within which the three musicians are able to improvise freely to varying degrees. The performers focus entirely on a listening approach to the composition. For “Signale vom Rand” Andrea Neumann has recorded sounds from the so-called “Innenklavier” that she invented and from no-input mixers. The reverb-free space of the no input mixer and the reverberation of the “Innenklavier” are deliberately juxtaposed and connected. The electronic composition “Losing Track in Four Movements” is a study of the development of an audio tape piece that can function both as an accompaniment for improvising musicians and as a standalone work.

Bernhard Lang's “DW30: Loops für Klaus Schulze” was created for the trio lange//berweck//lorenz in 2015. Lang collaborated with Berweck to devise new notation systems. The piece combines instrumental sounds, vocals and electronics and pays homage to one of Lang’s heroes: Klaus Schulze who is regarded as a pioneer of electronic music, a forefather of techno and inventor of ambient music.

Cast

Synthesizer
lange//berweck//lorenz
Silke Lange
Sebastian Berweck
Martin Lorenz

Programme

Asmus Tietchens (*1947)
Falter-Lamento (1980)
Neues Werk (2022/2023)

Andrea Neumann (*1968)
Signale vom Rand (2022)

Korhan Erel (*1973)
Losing Track (2022)

Bernhard Lang (*1957)
DW30: Loops für Klaus Schulze (2017)

MaerzMusik 2023

MaerzMusik sees itself as a place to exchange artistic knowledge(s) through new encounters and collective experiences. The festival is rooted in the multimodality of listening, contemporary music, and sound, employing concerts, performances, installations, music theatre, film screenings, and discursive formats to open up a space where life, art, and theory can co-exist.

→ More information: www.berlinerfestspiele.de

Credits

An event of the Berliner Festspiele / MaerzMusik.

Media partners: taz. die tageszeitung, tip Berlin, ExBerliner and Rausgegangen.

The synthesizer trio lange//berweck//lorenz reveals meandering worlds filled with colour: Asmus Tietchens is one of Germany’s best-known artists in the field of abstract music. Alongside the new commissioned work “pseudo topos”, lange//berweck//lorenz presents the “Falter-Lamento” from his very first LP “Nachtstücke”. The piece avoids dissonances, sudden accents and brutality of any kind. The repetitive opening motif floats in a whirl through different sound worlds, settling first on one keynote, then on another.

The works by Andrea Neumann and Korhan Erel are part of the trio’s project “Soundtracking”, which explores a new form of collaboration between composition and performance. Neumann and Erel have each constructed a soundtrack to which Silke Lange, Sebastian Berweck and Martin Lorenz play on the synthesizers with minimal specifications. To a large extent the soundtrack replaces a written score. It prescribes a formal sequence within which the three musicians are able to improvise freely to varying degrees. The performers focus entirely on a listening approach to the composition. For “Signale vom Rand” Andrea Neumann has recorded sounds from the so-called “Innenklavier” that she invented and from no-input mixers. The reverb-free space of the no input mixer and the reverberation of the “Innenklavier” are deliberately juxtaposed and connected. The electronic composition “Losing Track in Four Movements” is a study of the development of an audio tape piece that can function both as an accompaniment for improvising musicians and as a standalone work.

Bernhard Lang's “DW30: Loops für Klaus Schulze” was created for the trio lange//berweck//lorenz in 2015. Lang collaborated with Berweck to devise new notation systems. The piece combines instrumental sounds, vocals and electronics and pays homage to one of Lang’s heroes: Klaus Schulze who is regarded as a pioneer of electronic music, a forefather of techno and inventor of ambient music.

Cast

Synthesizer
lange//berweck//lorenz
Silke Lange
Sebastian Berweck
Martin Lorenz

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