Martin Supper: concert
For the second die Reihe. Contributions to auditory art and culture event of the winter semester 2017/18 we are very pleased to call Martin Supper our guest. On the occasion of his 70th birthday Prof. Dr. Martin Supper, founding director of the UNI.K | Studio für Klangkunst und Klangforschung of the Berlin University of the Arts and longtime head of the Sound Studies Master’s program, will be presenting classic pieces of multi-channel audiotape music. Among other pieces “Kontakte” (1958-60) by Karlheinz Stockhausen and “Tratto II” (1969) by Bernd Alois Zimmermann will be performed on December 6, 2017 in the Georg-Neumann-Saal.
“Kontakte” manifests Stockhausen’s concept of group-composition, in which serial compositional processes no longer lead into a “sporadic music” of singular isolated events, but organise the development or statistical static of sound events into higher form sections (“groups”). Stockhausen’s refined spacial composition rich with rotary movements, is especially impressive.
In his piece “Tratto II”, Zimmermann immerses the listener with a four channel layering of sine tones, whose calm movement renders Zimmermann’s concept of time and space dilation - Zimmermann called this “the spherical gestalt of time” - experiencable.
We will discuss the music-aesthetical explosive power of these compositions during this concert and talk evening. Martin Supper, who is renown as musicologist and composer of electroacoustic music and sound art, will give insight into his interpretation of these two most influential works of multi channel audiotape music of the late 1950’s.
UNSICHTBARE MUSIK. Martin Supper zum Siebzigsten
Concert with elektroacoustic musik (sound direction: Martin Supper)
Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Kontakte" (1958)
Bernd Alois Zimmermann's "Tratto II" (1970) for 4-channel audiotape
6.12.2017 | 8:00 pm | concert
Einsteinufer 43 -53,