SUAL Archives | 2016

Von früh bis spät — works by John Cage, Marcel Duchamp, Franz Liszt and Erik Satie

Duration:       16‘09“ (6 pieces)
Featuring:      Manon-Liu Winter, piano
Type:               Recorded live at SUAL 2016
Credits:          Audio recordings by JF, editing by BG

Included pieces:

Erik Satie         Prelude d’ Eginhard (1893)    
Franz Liszt      Wiegenlied [Chant Du Berceau] (1881)    
Erik Satie         Danses De Travers I (1897)        
Franz Liszt      Trübe Wolken [Nuages Gris] (1881)    
Erik Satie         Danses De Travers III (1897)        
Franz Liszt       Abschied (1885)

Von früh bis spät

Early and late works by Cage, Duchamp, Liszt, and Satie

Early and late work periods sometimes offer unexpected surprises, revealing artistic perspectives which exceed the commonly known ‘repertoire’. They may lead into creative borderland, exposing historical interconnections or anticipating future developments, and thus often stand in opposition to the common taste and aesthetic understanding of the respective time period. Their utter importance may only be evaluated in retrospect, from a certain distance. VON FRÜH BIS SPÄT is dedicated to such works by John Cage, Marcel Duchamp, Franz Liszt and Erik Satie. The concert itself is turned into an experiment, including a small quiz for the unsuspecting audience: initially, the order of the presented pieces is not revealed, the entire programme being presented without any breaks. The listeners are merely provided with the names of the included composers, and are asked to guess the correct order. At the end of the evening, three winners are determined who each are rewarded a coupon for the book SUAL X (which will document the ten-year history of shut up and listen! and is scheduled to be published in 2017).

[Bernhard Gál]

Manon-Liu Winter

Shifting focus to contemporary music and free improvisation led to a period of intense experimentation with the instrument for expanding the piano sound and technical capabilities – various preparations, string piano, the inside/outside of the corpus, ways of amplifying. Frequent participation at important festivals for contemporary music, e.g. “Oesterreich Heute/ Hoergaenge”, “WIEN MODERN” Konzerthaus Wien, V:NM-Festival Graz, “Ensemble of the 20th Century” at the Salzburg Festival, “TON:ART” Bern, Ulrichsberg Kaleidophon, Studio akustische Kunst Köln, Germany, and many others. The recent repertoire includes works of Earle Brown, Pierre Boulez, John Cage, Henry Cowell, Morton Feldman, Philip Glass, Mauricio Kagel, György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, György Ligeti, Stephen Montague, Steve Reich, Dieter Schnebel, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Galina Ustwolskaja; and of Austrian composers Christian Ofenbauer, Alexander Stankovski, Katharina Klement, Peter Ablinger, Konrad Rennert, Olga Neuwirth, Hannes Raffaseder, Nader Mashajekhy, Erich Urbanner, Rudolf Jungwirth, Klaus Hollinetz, Friedrich Cerha, Gerhard E. Winkler, etc. In the field of improvisation collaborations with the musicians Christian Wolff, John Tilbury, Jon Rose, Veryan Weston, Otomo Yoshihide, Peter Herbert, Franz Hautzinger, Burkhard Stangl, Radu Malfatti, Cordula Boesze, Andrea Neumann, Josef Novotny, Christoph Kurzmann, Axel Dörner and others. Career as soloist and chamber musician, specializing both in music of the classical and modern periods and being in contact with composers such as Luca Lombardi, Christian Ofenbauer, Mayako Kubo and John Cage. Recitals in France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Slovenia, Switzerland, Spain and throughout Austria. Collaborations with members of the Vienna Philharmonics, Haydn Sinfonietta, Jeunesse Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra. Professor for piano performance, piano pedagogy, specialists’ class “Improvisation & New Developments in Contemporary Music” at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.

[info as of 12/2016]