On the initiative of the Forum of Contemporary Music Leipzig [FZML] 125 of the most distinguished contemporary composers created »Party Pieces«. On January 20th the world's largest group composition will finally experience its European premiere in Leipzig at the UT Connewitz.
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LEIPZIGNOIR 1914 is the concert highlight of the FZML season 2014. Premiere at 17th December 2014 at UT Connewitz.
CAGE100 THE FINALE - Exhibiton »Party Pieces« in the GfZK
The Exhibition marks the opening of the final festival of CAGE100. It shows 128 handwritten sheets by composers from Germany and America, who during one year created the largest collective composition ever made, adapted from an idea by John Cage.
CAGE100 THE FINALE - Lecture with Christian Brückner
Christian Brückner has Germany's best known speaking voice. In his musical-lecture he will read two central texts of John Cage, »Indeterminacy« and „45' for a Speaker", simultaneously to a performance of his music.
CAGE100 THE FINALE - Opera by John Cage
Cage's opera »EUROPERA 5«directed by Thomas Chr. Heyde combines figures, arias and props from the history of opera in an odd manner with practises from pop-culture and media technologies of the 20st century. Countertenor (Michael Hofmeister) meets DJane (Marusha), lyrical baritone (Marco Vassalli) meets graffiti artist (Arne Linke), pianist (Jan Gerdes) encounters a ballet dancer [Robert Phillips], Wagner meets Mozart, Händel meets Verdi...
CAGE100 »The Carillon Project«
In the Carillon project, CAGE100 sets its sights on a special instrument: church bells, also known as Carillon. The instruments are truly magnificent and monumental - the largest bell can weigh up to 18.5 tons. They will be played to celebrate John Cage on the occasion of his 100th birthday.
CAGE100 »Water Music Project«
With the Water Music Project the FZML brings John Cage's first performance work into the whole world: Enjoy concerts in Leipzig [Germany], Bologna [Italy], Birmingham [England], Brno [Czech Republic], Lyon [France], Thessaloniki [Greece], Travnik [Bosnia and Herzegovina], Kiew [Ukraine] and Addis Abeba [Ethiopia].
CAGE100 »No Purpose. Sounds«
„No purpose. Sounds" introduces a series of works by Cage, in which every piece can be combined with every other piece. The practically limitless possibilities of instrumentation, combinations of different pieces, and even the location oft he instruments are part of the event and the conception.