Co presentation AB & Bozar: experimental electronica meets neoklassiek
Unique collaboration between (avant garde) electronic master Alva Noto and the pan-European neoclassical ensemble s t a r g a z e. Central to this collaboration is the performance of Carsten Nicolai's 'Xerrox' five-part work, four volumes of which have already seen the light of day. Xerrox' is based on the concept of 'digital reproduction' in which - through endless copying - the copy becomes an original. Nicolai's signature 'glitches and bass' sound - as heard on the sublime triptych 'Transrapid', 'Transvision' and 'Transspray' gives way to a much more organic, personal and even orchestral sound.
Gefundenes fressen in other words for the neo-classical ensemble s t a r g a z e - led by conductor André De Ridder - who have previously reworked the work of Fugazi (!) or Boards of Canada. Both Alva Noto and s t a r g a z e worked across all musical comfort zones in the past. Alva Noto thus embraced collaborations with the likes of Blixa Bargeld and Ryuichi Sakamoto. S t a r g a z e and/or André de Ridder did it in turn with Matthew Herbert, Gorillaz, Villagers, Lee Ranaldo and Leonard Cohen.
Alva Noto: concept, electronics
André De Ridder: conductor
s t a r g a z e: orchestra