Archives for April2016

Ligeti Festival in Cluj

An exciting pilot festival project will take place in Cluj and Tarnaveni, between May 26-28 2016: “A Tribute to György Ligeti in his Native Transylvania”. The Artistic Director, musicologist Bianca Tiplea-Temes, pays a welcome tribute to one of the greatest composers of the XXth century, who will also receive post mortem the title of Honorary Citizen of Târnăveni (Ligeti’s native city) on his birthday, May 28th. A commemorative plaque on the house where Ligeti was born will be unveiled in the presence of the local authorities of the Târnăveni City Hall.

Apart from the festival’s events, International Conference “Ligeti’s Legacy in Retrospect”, the Masterclass held by Manfred Stahnke, ”Microtonality in Modern Composition” and the chamber concert “Ligeti Mosaic” (Arcadia Quartet / RO and Artur Kaganovskiy / USA, program below), the Cluj ”Transylvania” Philharmonic will perform – for the first time in Cluj! – the famous “Romanian Concerto”, conducted by Horia Andreescu (27.05).

 

Ligeti International Conference in Cluj

On May 26-27, between 10 a.m.- 2.30 p.m., the “I. Lapedatu” conference hall at the National Romanian Bank in Cluj-Napoca (7, Pta Unirii) will host a very special event organized by one of the most appreciated musicologists in Romania, Bianca Ţiplea Temeş: the International Conference “Ligeti’s Legacy in Retrospect”, organized within the festival “A Tribute to György Ligeti in His Native Transylvania”.

Speakers will gather in Cluj from all over Europe to talk about one of the most iconic composers of our time: Wolfgang Marx (Dublin), Michael Searby (London), Manfred Stahnke (Hamburg), Heidy Zimmermann (Basel), Louise Duchesneau (Hamburg), Márton Kerékfy (Budapest), Julia Heimerdinger (Vienna), Cornel Ţăranu, Adrian Pop, Bianca Ţiplea Temeş, Pavel Puşcaş, Tatiana Oltean, Amalia Szűcs Blănaru (Cluj).

 

The Association “Transylvania Art and Science”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
in collaboration with “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy
International Conference
LIGETI’S LEGACY IN RETROSPECT
event organised within the Festival
A Tribute to György Ligeti in his Native Transylvania
- Cluj-Napoca, May 26-27   2016 -
Thursday, May 26
Chair: Mike Searby
Wolfgang Marx (University College Dublin) - keynote lecture
“…the serious is always comic, and the comic frightening.” The Role of the Grotesque
in György Ligeti’s Music
Manfred Stahnke (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg)
Aspects of Microtonality in Modern Composition
Adrian Pop („Gh. Dima” Music Academy Cluj-Napoca)
Following the White Rabbit
Cornel Ţăranu („Gh. Dima” Music Academy Cluj-Napoca)
Encounters with Ligeti
Heidy Zimmermann („Paul Sacher” Foundation, Basel)
New Findings from Ligeti’s Years in Cluj
Pavel Puşcaş („Gh. Dima” Music Academy Cluj-Napoca)
À la source, à l’origine… György Ligeti: Sonata pour alto solo
Bianca Ţiplea Temeş („Gh. Dima” Music Academy Cluj-Napoca; Transylvania Philharmonic)
Ligeti Looks East: Revisiting and Recycling Romanian Folk Music
Friday, May 27
Chair: Wolfgang Marx
Julia Heimerdinger (Institut für Analyse, Theorie und Geschichte der Musik.
                                 Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien)
The Role of György Ligeti’s ‘Atmosphères’ (1961) in his Oeuvre and in the Musical Canon
Amalia Szűcs-Blănaru („Gh. Dima” Music Academy Cluj-Napoca)
György Ligeti – de l’intuition mathématique à l’illusion sonore
Tatiana Oltean („Gh. Dima” Music Academy Cluj-Napoca)
The Singing Voice in Ligeti’s “Requiem”: Examples of Tone Colour and Expression
Mike Searby - Kingston University London
The Significance of Timbre as a Structural Component in Selected Works by Ligeti
Márton Kerékfy (Bartók Archives, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest)
Ligeti and Kurtág: Parallel Lives
Louise Duchesneau (Hamburg)
“…music is a bit like love…”György Ligeti and the Film Musik im Technischen Zeitalter   
Projection of the film
“György Ligeti”
From the series: “Musik im technologischen Zeitalter”,
Produced by SFB (Sender Freies Berlin), 1962-63