ROBERT SLIVOVSKY | Moderation
STUDIO DAN
SOPHIA GOIDINGER-KOCH | violin
MARIANNA OCZKOWSKA | violin
JULIA PURGINA | viola
MAIKEN BEER | cello
CONSTANTIN HERZOG | Kontrabass, E-Bass
DORIS NICOLETTI | flute
CLEMENS SALESNY | Saxophon, Klarinette
CHRISTOF DIENZ | bassoon
DOMINIK FUSS | trumpet
DANIEL RIEGLER-BEER | Posaune, Künstlerische Leitung
MARTIN SIEWERT | guitar
MICHAEL TIEFENBACHER | piano
RAPHAEL MEINHART | Schlagwerk
HUBERT BRÜNDLMAYER | Schlagwerk
XIZI WANG | conductor
MARKUS BOXLER | Ausstattung


John Zorn
Cat O’Nine Tails
für Streichquartett

Oxana Omelchuk
Holy...!
für Ensemble
Kompositionsauftrag von ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln gefördert vom Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
Uraufführung

Daniel Riegler-Beer
The Frank Zappa Memorial Barbecue


Funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia


ACHT BRÜCKEN

A place between John Zorn and Frank Zappa – that sounds like an appointment to contemporary music’s Hall of Fame. But who has this honour? Oxana Omelchuk is the focus of a guest appearance by the ensemble of musicians from Vienna’s Studio Dan for good reason. Born in Belarus and a resident of Cologne, she is certainly not a direct epigone of either of her two prominent fellow composers. Her artistic biography took a completely different course, yet she shares several characteristics with the American icons, characteristics that shaped her style. There is a playful wit, irony and self-irony, and a convincing mixture of the complex and burlesque. All this is executed with the greatest artisanal precision and refinement. Her compositions are steeped in tongue-in-cheek humour; profound content corresponds with a lightness of musical touch. "The goal is entertainment," Frank Zappa proclaimed in one of his last interviews.