“Caminante, no hay caminos, hay que caminar” – "Wanderer, there are no paths, only walking".
This inscription of the monastery wall in Toledo once inspired Nono to compose his last piece, a duo for two violins, which move through the space during the piece and thus explore it musically. The piece thus articulates a searching movement that can be understood as a form of artistic research, for this too finds its way, its methodology, only in the process of its own becoming. In the concert we have conceived, we want to expand this movement. In the spaces between the individual movements of the piece, compositions by Faidra Chafta Douka, Po Yu Wang, Márcio Steuernagel and Jakob Stillmark take further paths of exploration, without being able to determine their course in advance.
Ensemble Coincidence is a Graz-based contemporary music and performance collective founded in 2021 by graduates of the internationally renowned Klangforum Wien. Ensemble Coincidence consists of a group of young and versatile musicians from 10 different nations, specialized in contemporary music. The goal of the ensemble is to experiment, play and push the boundaries of the traditional concert experience, as well as to address issues of social justice and responsibility in artistic practice.
The members of Ensemble Coincidence work and perform with Klangforum Wien as well as with composers, performers and conductors such as Peter Ablinger, Lucas Vis, Uli Fussenegger, Patrick Hahn, Yalda Zamani and others. They have performed at the Impuls Festival, Wien Modern and the University of Graz, among others.
Adam Goodwin (b. 1986) is a composer, double bassist, and visual artist living in Berlin and the United States.
He received degrees in classical and contemporary double bass performance from the University of North Texas (BM, 2009) and the University of California San Diego (MM, 2012), and also studied composition at both universities. He continues to perform contemporary and classical music and organizes his own creative projects in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
His work often explores elements of physicality and mental state during performance and listening, acoustic and psychoacoustic phenomena, and site-specific recording and performance spaces, and addresses socio-political and environmental issues.
Watusiri Karawapong (Ploy) received her first music lessons from her uncle on the piano. When the Yala Municipality Youth Orchestra (YMO) was founded on February 2, 2008, she 2008, she switched to the double bass and took lessons with Chareev Petchsuriya with Chareev Petchsuriya, Supakit Suppatharachaiyawong, Xiaoyi He and Rutawat Rutawat Sintutepparat.
She has already performed with the ASEAN-Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) at the International Contemporary Music Festival in Darmstadt, Germany, was a member of the member of the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music Youth Orchestra and was part of the orchestra for the royal cremation ceremony of King
of King Rama IX in 2017. In 2018, she received the ASEA-UNINET ErnstMach Grant Scholarship as an Erasmus student. In 2019, she was awarded A full scholarship from Thanphuying Tasna-Valaya Sorasongkram, Vice President of The Princess Galyani Vadhana’s Charity Fund, to continue her master studies with Prof. Denton Roberts at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.
Po Yu Wang:
Po-Yu Wang is a Taiwanese composer living in Zurich. He studied composition and electronic music with Ya-Ming Hsu and Yu-Chung Tseng, graduating in 2021 after completing a master’s degree at the Zurich University of the Arts with Isabel Mundry. He has received several awards for his work, including the Petites Formes Acousmatic Composition Competition and the WOCMAT International Phil Winsor Electroacoustic Music Competition. Since 2021, he has been pursuing a doctoral degree in artistic and scientific studies at the Zurich University of the Arts and the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. In recent years he has been interested in researching the compositional process as an aspect of post-structuralism.
Jakob Stillmark, studied composition with Isabel Mundry in Munich. In 2019, he completed his master’s degree here. In addition, he participated in workshops and master classes with Toshio Hosokawa, Peter Eötvös, Liza Lim, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Pierluigi Billone. His works have been performed in the chamber music series of the Munich Philharmonic, at the Munich Biennale, by the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, at the Munich Kammerspiele and at the Staatstheater Darmstadt, among others. Stillmark is currently completing doctoral studies at the Kunstuniversität Graz in cooperation with the Zurich University of the Arts and is active on the board of the aDevantgarde Festival in Munich.
Faidra Chafta Douka:
Faidra Chafta-Douka studied composition at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki under Michalis Lapidakis and Dimitris Papageorgiou, at the Dresden University of Music under Mark Andre, Manos Tsangaris and Franz Martin Olbrisch, and at the Berlin University of the Arts under Daniel Ott. Her pieces have been performed in workshops, festivals and other concerts and by various performers, such as by ensemble proton bern, Ascolta Dissonart Ensemble, AuditivVokal Dresden, Dresdner Philharmonie, Manufaktur für aktuelle Musik and trio sostenuto. Since 2019 she is doing her PhD at the Kunstuniversität Graz in cooperation with the Zurich University of the Arts. Her focus is on the physical aspect of playing the instrument, the Role of notation in the representation and communication of artistic ideas, and the poetry that comes from the captured fictional frame of a live performance.
Márcio Steuernagel: LUMEN de LUMINE – for Violin solo (7’)
Luigi Nono: “Hay que caminar” soñando (1989) per 2 violini – I. (6’)
Faidra Chafta Douka: “Artefact 1” for Double Bass (30’) Premiere
Luigi Nono: “Hay que caminar” soñando (1989) per 2 violini – II. (10’)
Po Yu Wang: Difference II – for Violin solo (5’)
Jakob Stillmark: Stop And Go – for String Quintet (17’) Premiere
Luigi Nono: “Hay que caminar” soñando (1989) per 2 violini – III. (10’)
Alyona Pynzenik – Violin
Judith Fliedl – Violin
Léa Moullet – Violin
Antonia Goncharenko – Viola
Anna Grenzner – Violoncello
Wathusiri Karawapong – Double bass
Adam Goodwin – Double bass