Musician Erik K. Skodvin aka Svarte Greiner (Type Records) is one half of Deaf Center and the manager and graphic designer of internationally renowned label, Miasmah. The Norwegian imprint specializes in the production of suggestive and dark compositions, resembling film soundtracks, which combine orchestral sounds with atonal acoustic universes.
In the 1990s the percussionist Simon Scott was a member of leading English shoegaze band, Slowdive. Later he performed with The Charlottes, Seavault (Morr Music) and Televise and worked with Brian Eno. He manages his own label, Keshhhhhh, and occasionally participates in Rafael Anton Irisarris’ project The Sight Below (Ghostly International). A shoegaze-monolith!
Composer and multimedia artist Markus Fjellström has worked with artists and organisations including the Swedish Royal Ballet, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Salad Fingers creator David Firth. His disturbingly intense cinemascope sound collages are reminiscent of horror film soundtracks. Fittingly, his performances are accompanied by self-produced film passages.
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 › 10 € box office / 10 € presale
› doors open 19:30