Date / Place I

03 November 2018 Gare du Nord, Basel

Date / Place II

04 November 2018 Gare du Nord, Basel

Series

Phoenix

Title

Xenakis plus

Program

Iannis Xenakis (1922–2001) “Phlegra” for ensemble (1975) – 14’ “Psappha” for percussion solo (1975) – 13’ “Épicycles” for cello solo and ensemble (1989) – 12’ Martin Jaggi (*1978) “Har” for 10 instruments (WP, commission EPhB) – 15’

Musicians

João Pacheco
percussion solo
Martin Jaggi
cello solo
Jürg Henneberger
conductor
Christoph Bösch
flute, piccolo, bass flute
Antje Thierbach
oboe, English horn
Toshiko Sakakibara
clarinets
Lucas Rößner
bassoon, contraforte
Aurélien Tschopp
horn
Nenad Marković
trumpet
Michael Büttler
trombone
Janne Jakobsson
tuba
Daniel Stalder
percussion
João Pacheco
percussion
Friedemann Treiber
violin
Mirka Scepanovic
violin
Alessandro D’Amico
viola
Martin Jaggi
cello
Sven Kestel
double bass

Program description

The compositional work of the Greek composer Iannis Xenakis is an important pillar for the music of the 20th century and has its fixed place in our programs. It is also a source of inspiration for the Swiss composer and cellist Martin Jaggi. His  composition “Har” is the first part of a cycle of five works about the oldest advanced civilizations of this earth.