Greg Haines' compositions get their bearings from the works of Arvo Pärth, Gavin Bryars and Steve Reich. In addition to working with Peter Broderick and Machinefabriek and others, he writes music for contemporary dance companies including Meg Stuart, Ina Christel Johennessen, and was included on Universal Classics' compilation Reflections on Classical Music
. He collaborates with Will Saul as Liondialer, a project dedicated to improvisation as one of the most direct forms of artistic expression.
Library Tapes is primarily the solo project of Gothenburg resident David Wennegren, master of minimalist piano music. His pointillist acoustic tones accord perfectly with the field recordings and string arrangements of sometime contributors Peter Broderick and Danny Norbury. Library Tapes releases music on labels such as Auetic, Kning Disk and Sonic Pieces.
In October 2010, CTM Concerts
and venue .HBC
began a collaboration with the intention of organising predominantly acoustic concerts in an intimate context. .HBC’s old film theatre, with its wood-panelled walls and grand piano, proved to be an ideal environment for this very special concert series. For CTM.11 the project has been, finally, christened Palais Wittgenstein
. The name refers to the magnificent music salon at the family home of Vienna steel magnate, Karl Wittgenstein. The house, which was sadly torn down in the 1950s, was where his sons, philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein and pianist Paul Wittgenstein, both grew up.
There is currently a longing for more subtle and engaged attentiveness in listening that is a backlash against what is often deemed to be abstract and non-sensual in the presentation of computer music and the overly simple, bombastic effectiveness of club and pop music. The renaissance of chamber music performance practices can be read as an expression of this longing. This new genre of instrumental music featuring classical composition techniques, the primary use of acoustic instruments and a form of presentation that prioritises intimacy has found its way into the international circuit with the rather inappropriate label 'neo classic'.
The concerts are seated only, in the classical tradition. Due to the limited number of 100 seats, and the expected high demand, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Palais Wittgenstein is a self-supporting contribution to the festival program by .HBC and CTM Concerts. Therefore these concert evenings could not be included in the CTM Festival Pass
, CTM/TM Kombi Pass
or any type of accreditation.
Curated by Marc Weiser / CTM Concerts.
› Tickets › 12 € box office / 10 € presale
› doors open 19:30