Ubuquity in English
On 15th April the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Joana Mallwitz will perform two works by Vito Žuraj at the Royal Festival Hall in London as part of its Music of Today series, including the premiere of the English version of Ubuquity, a semi-staged work for soprano and ensemble. The composer's next premiere will take place nearly two weeks later in Witten, where the Klangforum Wien will give the first performance of Tension for ensemble under Emilio Pomàrico.
Ubuquity is inspired by Alfred Jarry’s drama Ubu roi and also draws on Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s musical collage Musique pour les soupers du Roi Ubu. In the world premiere of this English version, the solo part will be performed by soprano Nika Gorič.
Talking about his new work for the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, which will also be performed in May at the Vienna Konzerthaus under Peter Rundel, the composer said: “In Tension I am looking for various possibilities for communication and co-ordination within the ensemble in the form of polyphonic structures which appear when one explores so-called ‘fruitful mistakes.’”
London, Royal Festival Hall