Tuesday 14 November 2017, 7.30pm

Textures Festival Apartment House feat. Jérôme Noetinger, Tamriko Kordzaia & Tobias Gerber

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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.


Apartment House

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.


Tamriko Kordzaia

Georgian-Swiss pianist Tamriko Kordzaia 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. She premiered pieces by Klaus Lang, Jürg Frey, David Dramm, Felix Profos, Roland Moser, Mikheil Shugliashvil and others and released CDs on Edition Wandelweiser, NEOS, WERGO, A Tree in a Field Records and Guild; In 2020 Col Legno released a CD with music by the Austrian composer Thomas Wally and on the Berlin label Tochnit Aleph the solo piece "Experience of Limits" by Antoine Chessex was published on vinyl. Since 2005 Tamriko Kordzaia is artistic director of the Georgian-Swiss festival for current music »Close Encounters«. Tamriko Kordzaia is piano professor at the Zurich University of the Arts.


Tobias Gerber

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.