(photo: Steve Hardiman)

Musikfest Berlin

Klangforum Wien

Emilio Pomarico direction

Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart

Klangforum Wien II

Georges Aperghis

Le Cours de la vie (The Way of Life) for 6 voices and ensemble (Premiere) commissioned by Musik der Jahrhunderte Stuttgart and Klangforum Wien, funded by Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

The concerts dedicated to Rebecca Saunders on 4, 7 and 9 September are funded by means of the Capital City Cultural Fund and the Aventis Foundation.

A Berliner Festspiele/Musikfest Berlin event

Dates and Tickets

Fri, 04 Sep 2020, 21:00



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Two of the leading ensembles of contemporary music – Klangforum Wien and the Neue Vocalsolisten from Stuttgart – have joined forces for the second concert in the Musikfest Berlin to give the world premiere of a new work by the Greek-French composer Georges Aperghis, which was composed to suit them perfectly. Aperghis has made a composition full of the tension between individual and group, couples and competitors, their erosion and inner magnetism. “We walk alone or together, we climb the mountain, our music accompanies us day and night, we reach the summit, then ...” The work is divided into a large number of chamber music movements with various smaller and larger instrumentations.

(photo: Steve Hardiman)