Newsletter Ensemble Megaphon, September 2018

Dear friends of our ensemble,

In September we would like to invite you to Braunschweig, where we will present a portrait of the Estonian composer Helena Tulve as part of the festival ANTIPHONALE - New Music in Church. The concert will take place on Sunday, 16 September at 17:00 in the hall of the Leisewitz House and is also the closing event of the 2nd festival edition organised by the Verein Freunde Neuer Musik Braunschweig e.V..

Among the young female composers of the Baltic States, Helena Tulve, born in 1972, found her very own tone. The French school of spectral music, Gregorian chant and the study of cultic music from the Orient led her on the trail of a richly coloured, floating-virtual unanimity interspersed with microintervals. Her careful writing, her fragile textures, her sense for the subliminal and inconspicuous, her sensitivity for space and time have been preserved over decades. The artist is currently a guest in Braunschweig as composer in residence and we are very much looking forward to dedicating an evening to her work as part of the festival.

In cooperation with the Kirchenmusik an St. Aegidien and Louis Spohr Musikzentrum, the Antiphonale presents mainly German premieres. In addition to compositions by Helena Tulve, works by Messiaen, Miskinis, Trenner, Orbán, Motz and Padros will be heard. The opening concert will be given by Bernhard Schneider with Münsterchor and Pueri Cantores on Friday, 14 September at 7:30 pm in St. Aegidien Church, followed by a scenic room concert on Saturday, 15 September at 7:30 pm with the Brunswiek Soloists, also in St. Aegidien. The performances all take place in church spaces and the artists incorporate both the architecture and the acoustics of the rooms.

New music in the church
German premiere in a sacred setting

Fri, 14 September 2018, 7:30 pm, St Aegidien Church, Spohrplatz 9
New choral music. Münsterchor and Pueri Cantores St. Aegidien.
Direction and organ: Bernhard Schneider 

Sat., 15 September 2018, 7:30 pm, St. Aegidien Church, Spohrplatz 9
Space - Movement - Sound. Brunswiek Soloists            

Sun., 16 September 2018, 5:00 p.m., Hall of the Leisewitzhaus, Aegidienmarkt 12 Portrait of Helena Tulve (Estonia). Ensemble Megaphon                                      

Admission to all concerts is free, donations are welcome. Further information on the Antiphonale can be found on our homepage and here:

Then hopefully we will see you in Braunschweig for an excursion into New Music in the Church and an artistic encounter with the composer Helena Tulve!

Lenka Zupkova
Artistic direction Ensemble Megaphon

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