Tuesday 14 November 2017, 7.30pm
In the context of Textures Festival, Apartment House will perform as a String Quartet featuring Gordon MacKay (violin), Hilary Sturt(violin), Bridget Carey (viola) and Anton Lukoszevieze (cello) as well as two guest musicians from Switzerland: Tobias Gerber (saxophone), piano luminary Tamriko Kordzaia (piano) and Jérôme Noetinger on electronics.
The repertoire of the evening will include a string quartet by Georgia Rodgers, a piece by Jürg Frey, three works from the classical repertoire by Maurico Kagel und Bernd Alois Zimmermann as well as a world premiere for solo cello and electronics by Antoine Chessex (with live elelectronic by Jérôme Noetinger), following up the recently published CD collaboration of Chessex, Noetinger and Apartment House on Bocian Records.
Gordon MacKay: Violin
Hilary Sturt: Violin
Bridget Carey: Viola
Anton Lukoszevieze: Cello
Tamriko Kordzaia: Piano
Tobias Gerber: Soprano Saxophone
Jérôme Noetinger: Live-Electronics
Jürg Frey: Fragile Balance
Antoine Chessex: New work for cello and electronics
Georgia Rodgers: Three pieces for String Quartet
Maurizio Kagel: An Tasten
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Intercomunicazione
Maurizio Kagel: Prima Vista
Supported by Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation and Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.
Tobias Gerber is a founding member of the Zurich based ensemble WERKTAG. Besides his musical activities as a saxophonist he's curating the concert series for electronic music "Generator" at the Zurich University of the Arts and acts as artistic co-director of the biennial festival "Zwei Tage Strom". Furthermore he writes about contemporary music as a journalist and works as research associate at the University of Basel.
Tamriko Kordzaia (piano) became renowned in her native Georgia as an interpreter of Mozart and Haydn. After moving to Switzerland, she continued in this field, but became more and more engaged in new music, especially in the works of the younger generations of composers. She has received numerous national and international awards, including the first prize and the prize for Mozart interpretation at the International Sakai Competition in Osaka and the culture award of the City of Winterthur. She has been a member of the Mondrian Ensemble in Zurich since 2008 while constantly touring the world for concerts.
Apartment House was created by the cellist Anton Lukoszevieze in 1995. Under his direction it has become a major exponent of avant-garde and experimental music from around the world. Disregarding style, fashion and hip things, and forging nowhere with a Zeitgeistian zeal, Apartment House’s performances have included many UK and world premieres of music by a wide variety of composers. The Apartment House group is of a flexible instrumentation, allowing for a vast range of performance possibilities. They are a regular feature on the European music scene and have ventured as far as the USA, Russia and Australia. Their recordings and videos have been released on LMIC (George Maciunas’ Musical Scoring Systems), Another Timbre (Laurence Crane’sChamber Works) Mere Records (Jennifer Walshe’s XXX Live_Nude_Girls!), Cold Blue Music (Peter Garland’s String Quartets) and Matchless Recordings (Cornelius Cardew’s Chamber Music). In 2012 they received the Royal Philharmonic Award for Outstanding Contribution to Chamber Music and Song. Their recent double album of music by Laurence Crane has been described as “compellingly beautiful” by the Guardian.