HCMF final weekend: Sat - Musikfabrik
Nov 28 2008 By Andrew Jackson
ST PAUL'S HALL 7.30PM,
Tickets £18 (£16 concession) Karlheinz Stockhausen KLANG 9th Hour: HOPE UK PREMIERE
Sun Ra Pleiades UK PREMIERE
Sun Ra outer nothingness UK PREMIERE
Frank Gratkowski saxophone
Stockhausen was fascinated by the idea of composing music for grand cycles of structured time. Like in LICHT, the big opera cycle of seven operas, which refers to the seven days of the week, he related a whole work-group of pieces to the 24 hours of a day. He was able to finish 21 pieces of KLANG. musikFabrik will play the 9th hour of it: HOPE.
The other two works are a tribute to one of the pathfinders of free-jazz: Sun Ra. Marshall Allen, his musical companion for more than 30 years, wrote the arrangements of this evening for saxophone and musikFabrik.
‘I never wanted to be a part of planet Earth, but I am compelled to be here...I am of another dimension. I am on this planet because people need me'
Produced by HCMF; Supported by Réseau Varèse