Saturday, May 16th, 3pm, at FIMAV / Victoriaville Festival, Colisée

With Shelley Hirsch (voice), Dafna Naphtali (live sound processing, voice), Mari Kimura (vio), Sarah Bernstein (vio), Jason Hwang (vla), Tomas Ullrich (cello), Ned Rothenberg (cl, bcl), Michael Lytle (cl, bcl, contra bass clarinet), Briggan Krauss (as, baritone sax), Robert Dick (flutes, piccolo), Denman Maroney (p/kb), Shoko Nagai (kb/moog), Nick Didkovsky (g), Stomu Takeishi (b), Satoshi Takeishi (perc), Hans Tammen (composition, conducting, concept).

Travel support for the performance at FIMAV is provided by Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant!


“I have felt that the conditions of spontaneity and mobility of elements which I have been working with create a more urgent and intense “communication” throughout the entire process, from composing to the final realization of a work, I prefer that each “final form,” which each performance necessarily produces, be a collaborative adventure, and that the work and its conditions of human involvement remain a ‘living’ potential of engagement.” (Earle Brown, General Directions For Performance)

Originally inspired by a performance of the David Murray Bigband conducted by Craig Harris at the Knitting Factory some time in the 90s, Hans Tammen heavily borrows from Charles Ives’ polytonality, Steve Coleman’s rhythmic complexity, Karlheinz Stockhausen’s organization of sounds and Earle Brown’s open form approach to form – to create a large multi-movement piece for a 15-piece ensemble + live sound processing.

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About: Hans Tammen

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