Klangforum Wien


Terry Riley
the room of remembrance (1987)
Bearbeitung: Wilker / Preinfalk (2022)


Ende gegen 12:30


​ACHT BRÜCKEN Lunch wird ermöglicht durch Otto Fuchs Schüco.


ACHT BRÜCKEN

The state goal of this concert project by Klangforum Wien is »playing around with the boundaries between consciousness and amnesia […] through various states of inebriation«. Sounds promising! But it might also arouse a certain scepticism. What may this involve? Before you entrust yourself to our Austrian guests for a five-hour »symposion« inspired by antique models, a taster is in order. Not of the wine – that would be premature at lunchtime – but of the music, which is no less inebriating. Terry Riley’s half-hour ensemble piece offers a preview that is entirely representative of the whole. Riley is a pioneer of the movement that has come to be known as minimalism in American current music. His piece »the room of remembrance« sounds like a mixture of musical mandalas, romantic cantilenas and wind-up toy aesthetics. A stimulating aperitif with a complex recipe, full of resonant flavours and with a significant intoxication factor. If this is to your taste, the evening programme offers more!