COMPOSER SPOTLIGHT: WOLFGANG MITTERER I
THURSDAY, NOV 29 2018, 08:00 PM
On November 29 and 30, the ACFNY presents New York-based Ensemble Signal in concert, performing the cutting-edge contemporary music of Austrian composer Wolfgang Mitterer.
The event starts with a short on-stage discussion with the composer moderated by conductor Brad Lubman, followed by a program featuring Mr. Mitterer's 2005 work IM STURM for baritone, electronics & prepared piano.
On-Stage Discussion with Wolfgang Mitterer and Brad Lubman
Wolfgang Mitterer: IM STURM (2005)
11 Songs for Baritone, Electronics & Prepared Piano, after Franz Schubert
Jeffrey Gavett, baritone
Red Wierenga, piano
Paul Coleman, sound director
For the second concert in our Composer Spotlight: Wolfgang Mitterer series, please click >>here.
Wolfgang Mitterer studied organ, composition and electroacoustics in Vienna and Stockholm. He is not only one of the Austrian specialists for electronics as well as being equally brilliant on the keyboard and on the slide controls, but is also one of the most innovative composers. His work oscillates between composition and open form. Apart from music for organ and orchestra, a piano concerto and an opera, he has produced electronic pieces, conceptualized sound installations, and engaged in collective improvisation with diverse groups, developing a language of extremes, tension and complexity. The pleasure he takes in experimenting leads him to combine contrasting elements in the creation of unpredictable musical events. www.wolfgangmitterer.com
Brad Lubman is founding Co-Artistic and Music Director of the NY-based Ensemble Signal. He is one of the foremost conductors of modern music and a leading figure in the field for over two decades and being a frequent guest conductor of the world’s most distinguished orchestras and new music ensembles, he has gained widespread recognition for his versatility, commanding technique, and insightful interpretations. His flexibility in a variety of settings has led him to conduct a broad range of repertoire from classical to contemporary works, and to direct projects including orchestra, opera, multimedia, and mixed ensemble.
Ensemble Signal, founded by Co-Artistic/Executive Director Lauren Radnofsky and Co-Artistic Director/Conductor Brad Lubman and described by The New York Times as "A new-music ensemble that by this point practically guarantees quality performances…” is a NY-based ensemble dedicated to offering the broadest possible audience access to a diverse range of contemporary works through performance, commissioning, recording, and education. Signal’s passion for the diverse range of music being written today is a driving force behind their projects. The Ensemble’s repertoire ranges from minimalism or pop-influenced to the iconoclastic European avant-garde. www.signalensemble.org