"To compose means to bring into the same compositional space different materials that are energized through their proximity to one another and to confront these energies dialectically in the sense of a working encounter with their contradictory substances, an encounter which is open, experimental, and not in the service of a particular idea, concept, or goal", says Ming Tsao in his essay for the magazine MusikTexte (issue 175, November 2022). He describes his "materialistic project" using, among other things, his Triode Variations, which were premiered in spring 2022 and will soon be released on CD.less
In the November issue of the journal MusikTexte, Ming Tsao outlines ways towards a materialistic musical expression.
"Drastic and clear" - "strong and accurate": Johannes Klumpp received enthusiastic reviews for his conducting of the two opera premieres From a House of the Dead and The Makropulos Affair on April 30 at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. The Janáček double bill was performed again in May; individually, the operas will be shown until July.
Vito Žuraj's first full-length opera Blühen was premiered in Frankfurt in January 2023 and received enthusiastic reviews. Before the world premiere, we spoke to the composer about his collaboration with librettist Händl Klaus, director Brigitte Fassbaender and the Ensemble Modern, which played under Michael Wendeberg.