Ligeti 100.101

January 31, 2024
18:00 - 20:00

Mixed-Reality Space @ Berlin Open Lab

The Ligeti 100.101 project celebrates 100 years since the composer György Ligeti’s birth by inviting nine artists to research the composer’s oeuvre through a creative process, where a deep understanding of his methods, thought, and metaphors provides inspiration for the creation of new pieces performed by an ensemble of electronic musicians.

The artists were invited to work with Ligeti’s ideas using computers, analogue/digital synthesisers, and algorithmic processes more than five decades after the composer abandoned electronic devices. Their re-enactment, re-interpretation, and re-thinking of historical compositional methods is an experiment to see how far 21st century technological/musical tools can extend Ligeti’s ideas. The works are created by two students (and/or alumni) and their mentors, from three universities (mdw-Vienna, LFZE-Budapest, and UdK-Berlin).

Participants shared knowledge and ideas about Ligeti’s compositional techniques, the workflows of the creative process, and the performative relationships of the pieces to be composed and realised during the project. The project and concert series was launched by the House of Music Hungary. Following concerts hosted by the music academies of Vienna and Budapest, this third and final concert will be hosted by UdK in Berlin.

Andrea Szigetvári, Samu Gryllus, Boris Hegenbart, Ágnes Klára Máthé, Ákos Lovász, Georg Friedrich Volkert, Miriam Jochmann, Daria Redkina, Victor Burton

In cooperation with Masterstudiengang Sound Studies and Sonic Arts, Universität der Künste Berlin

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