Tuesday 6 September 2022, 8pm
Apartment House re-visit the ‘intuitive music’ that Karlheinz Stockhausen composed at the height of his fame in the late 1960’s and early 70’s. Short text scores, often with a mystical bent, which at the time were interpreted by Stockhausen’s own all-male ensemble. Tonight the pieces are re-interpreted by a predominantly female ensemble in the context of four very recent works by contemporary composers Adrian Demoč, Ryoko Akama, John Lely, and Jordan Dykstra, whose new work is receiving its premiere. The evening is genuinely ‘experimental’ in that Apartment House don’t know if the juxtaposition will work, or if Stockhausen’s pieces will still feel interesting or relevant 50 years on.
Adrian Demoč ‘Ma fin est mon commencement’
Karlheinz Stockhausen ‘Bird of Passage’
Jordan Dykstra new piece
John Lely ‘Nocturne’
Karlheinz Stockhausen ‘Japan’
Ryoko Akama ‘melody’
The group, created by cellist Anton Lukoszevieze has been captivating audiences for nearly 30 years, with performances of avant-garde and experimental music from all over the World.
The ensemble has been a firm fixture on the British concert scene, with regular performances at Café Oto and as an associate ensemble of the Wigmore Hall.
Apartment House has released over 40 albums, many on the UK label Another Timbre. Current releases include Pauline Oliveros - Sound Pieces, Magnus Granberg - Evening Star, Vesper Bell and Morton Feldman’s epic and mesmerising Violin and String Quartet.