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TUESDAY, MAR 04 2014, 07:30 PM

++ PLEASE NOTE: This event is FULLY BOOKED ++

Inside Out: Billone, Neuwirth, Gander is the first of two programs by the Talea Ensemble devoted to three trailblazing composers who have made Vienna their musical home. Bernhard Gander's Orpheus-inspired work combines rough-hewn writing for the viola and piano with grittily disembodied electronic sounds.  Billone's solo percussion work plays with the infinite and often surprising possibilities of wooden percussion materials. And Olga Neuwirth's duet for bassoon and cello adds the additional layer and dimension of a ring modulator, fusing and distorting the timbres of the instruments together. The second program, featuring works for large ensemble by these composers, will take place March 7th, at the Czech Center’s Bohemian Hall.

* All three composers will be present, and will take part in a discussion during the intermission.

This concert is part of the Austrian Cultural Forum’s series of events within the framework of Carnegie Hall's Vienna: City of Dreams (carnegiehall.org/viennafestival.


Bernhard Gander:  Die Orpheus Akte II (2008) *US Premiere
Pierluigi Billone: Mani.Matta (2008)
Olga Neuwirth: In Nacht und Eis (2006)


Championing works like these, and playing them with a compelling lucidity, is precisely what Talea Ensemble does best.” -New York Times

The Talea Ensemble has been labeled “...a crucial part of the New York cultural ecosphere” by the New York Times and has given many important world and US premieres of new works by composers including Pierre Boulez, Tristan Murail, Olga Neuwirth, John Zorn, Unsuk Chin, Rand Steiger, Beat Furrer, and Fausto Romitelli. Talea has performed at Lincoln Center Festival, Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Wien Modern, Contempuls, Newport Jazz Festival, La Ciudad de las Ideas (Mexico), Art Summit Indonesia (Jakarta), and the International Contemporary Music Festival (Peru). Radio broadcasts of performances have been heard on ORF (Austria), HRF (Germany), and WQXR’s Q2.  As an active collaborator of new music Talea has joined forces with the Austrian Cultural Forum, Consulate General of Denmark, Korean Cultural Service NY, Italian Cultural Institute, and the Ukrainian Institute.  Assuming an ongoing role in supporting and collaborating with student composers, Talea has served as ensemble in residence at Harvard University, Columbia University, Stanford University, Ithaca College, Cornell University and New York University. Talea has recorded works on the Living Artists Label, Gravina Musica, Tzadik, and a forthcoming release on New World Records. Recently commissioned composers include Anthony Cheung, Christopher Trapani, and Georges Aperghis.

> More information: taleaensemble.org

Talea Ensemble’s 2011 concert
with the ACFNY dedicated to the oeuvre of Olga Neuwirth was named one of the year’s best by Artforum magazine:

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The Talea Ensemble is supported by funding from the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.



This event is part of the Austrian Cultural Forum's Vienna Complex Festival 2014. The ACFNY is partnering with New York’s Carnegie Hall to present the large-scale Vienna: City of Dreams festival in Spring 2014. The Austrian Cultural Forum opens the mind and senses to Vienna today. Building upon the vast artistic, intellectual, and cultural legacies of Vienna in 1900, the ACFNY explores the vibrant creative fabric of the ‘city of dreams’ in the 21st century with a festival of contemporary music, a symposium, a film series, and a major visual art exhibition titled “Vienna Complex.”

> More information: acfny.org/viennacomplex