Wen Liu
ensemble recherche / 2015
Milica Djordjević (DE/RS), Brian Ferneyhough (GB), Johannes Maria Staud (AT), Wen Liu (AT/CN), ensemble recherche (DE)
10/10/2015
Helmut List Halle

Pure curiosity is the trademark of the Freiburg-based ensemble recherche. It bills with a sextet of British grand seigneur Brian Ferneyhough and three premiere pieces.

For thirty years now, selective sound research, persistent, focused investigation of ever new compositional modes of thought and structures, tracking down fascinating aspects – i.e. pure curiosity – has been the trademark of the Freiburg-based ensemble recherche. This year, the nine instrumental researchers visit Graz with an abundant mixture of different points of the compass and sound styles:
with a powerful sextet of British grand seigneur Brian Ferneyhough and no fewer than three premiere pieces. Along with an ensemble piece by Johannes Maria Staud, fresh off the press, who is  responsible for the musical opening of this year’s steirischer herbst, there will also be premieres of pieces by two young composers – Vienna-based Chinese musician Wen Liu and Berlin-based Serb musician Milica Djordjević.

A work commissioned by IEM – Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics for its fiftieth anniversary. In cooperation with musikprotokoll.