Karlheinz Stockhausen: Mikrophonie I (1964/65)
Natacha Diels: Princess Nightmare Moon (2016) WP)
Georges Aperghis: Wild Romance for voice and ensemble (2014) (GP)
Brian Ferneyhough: Incipits for viola and ensemble (1996)
Donatienne Michel-Dansac (Voice)
Robyn Schulkowsky (Guest Artistic Advisor Stockhausen)
James Baker (Musical Direction)
Talea presents a look across the history and development of the Darmstadt Summer Course by featuring works from the early generations of the festival to a world premiere from the next generation. The program includes works by two mainstay composers of the festival: Stockhausen’s classic, Mikrophonie I and Ferneyhough’s virtuosic viola concerto, Incipits. Jumping to Darmstadt’s trials in theatrical works will include the world premiere of Natacha Diels’ fairytale piece, Princess Nightmare Moon. Connected to Diels’ new work is a recent Talea classic, Aperghis’ quirky piece, Wild Romance, featuring the soprano champion, Donatienne Michel-Dansac. From the progressive music of the 60s to the twisted music of 2016, Talea celebrates Darmstadt’s rich history on its 70th anniversary.
This engagement is supported by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.