// 02 – 05/02 › .HBC
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 seats we recommend purchasing tickets in advance.
Curated by Marc Weiser / CTM Concerts.
WED 02/02 › 20:00
ERIK K. SKODVIN AKA SVARTE GREINER [NO] / SIMON SCOTT [UK] / MARKUS FJELLSTRÖM [SE]
THU 03/02 › 20:00
RYAN FRANCESCONI [US] / JAMES BLACKSHAW [UK]
FRI 04/02 › 20:00
HAUSCHKA [DE] / HILDUR GUDNADOTTIR [IS]
SAT 05/02 › 20:00
GREG HAINES [UK] / LIBRARY TAPES [SE] / KLEEFSTRA, PRUIKSMA, KLEEFSTRA [NL]