Garth Knox
Garth Knox
Curious Chamber Players
VÅRFLOD - Garth Knox och Curious Chamber Players

Kl. 19.00 Curious Chamber Players: Call for Scores

Att döma av mängden insända verk blev vårt Call for Scores en succé! 46 svenska och utländska tonsättare deltog med sammanlagt 60 verk. Kvaliteten var genomgående hög och vi vill inleda Vårflod med det urval som vår jury har gjort. Verken framförs av Curious Chamber Players, Samtida Musiks ensemble-in-residence 2013. Vi vill tacka alla deltagande tonsättare!


Miklos Maros (f 1943): "Evoe" (2010).  För flöjt, piano och slagverk

Ylva Lund Bergner (f 1981): "aq-V le" (2012). För flöjt, klarinett, violin, violoncell, slagverk och objekt

Patric Simmerud (f 1963): "Requiem" (2011). För flöjt, violin, violoncell och piano

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Max Käck (f 1951): "Alba Patera" ( sats 3 & 4 ) (2003) . För flöjt, klarinett (med baskl.), violin, violoncell, piano och slagverk

Chris Swithinbank: "The increduelty of St Thomas". För basklarinett, violoncello och slagverk

Madeleine Isaksson( f 1956): "Ambo" (2001). För violin och altflöjt

Joakim Sandgren (f 1965): "Endroites Susceptibles" (2010-2012). För flöjt, klarinett, violin, violoncell, piano, slagverk, elektronik, dirigent

Kl. 21.00 Nutida Sound prisutdelning

Tidskriften Nutida Musik delar ut priset för årets svenska skivor inom ny konstmusik. 

Kl. 21.15 Garth Knox

I flera år har vi talat om Garth Knox, den berömda violasten som spelat med både Ensemble InterContemporain och Arditti kvartetten. Garth Knox gör egensinninga soloprojekt och spelar gärna musik från olika tider och till Stockholm har han utöver violan även med sig sin viola d'amore.


Frederic Rzewski  "Sixteen Sneakers" (2012) for viola

György Ligeti "Hora lunga" for viola

György Kurtág "Signs, games and messages" 

Tobias Hume "Pavan (1605) for viola d'amore

Olga Neuwirth "resonanze…" (2001) for viola d'amore

Salvatore Sciarrino "Tre notturni brillanti" (1975) for viola

Roland Moser "Poem and anecdote" (2006) for viola d'amore

Garth Knox "Viola Spaces" (2007) for viola


Curious Chamber Players has since its inception in 2003 explored a wide range of new music repertoire: from hard-core modernism to graphically notated chance music, from minimalism to noise music, and from electronics to improvisation. The ensemble has experimented with framing concerts and sound installations with a unique use of time and space, each different according to the venue and situation. Curious Chamber Players är Samtida Musiks residensensemble 2013.

Garth Knox was born in Ireland and grew up in Scotland. Being the youngest of four children who all played string instruments, he was encouraged to take up the viola, and he quickly decided to make this his career. He studied at the Royal College of Music in London with Fredrick Riddle, where he won several prizes for viola and for chamber music. Thereafter he played with most of the leading groups in London in a mixture of all repertoires, from baroque to contemporary music. In 1983 he was invited by Pierre Boulez to become a member of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, where he had the chance to do much solo playing (including concertos directed by Pierre Boulez) and chamber music, touring widely and playing in international festivals. In 1990 Garth Knox joined the Arditti String Quartet, playing in all the major concert halls of the world, working closely with and giving first performances of pieces by most of today's leading composers including Ligeti, Kurtag, Berio, Xenakis, Lachenmann, Cage, Feldman and Stockhausen (the famous "Helicopter Quartet").

Since leaving the quartet in 1998, Garth Knox has given premieres by Henze (the Viola Sonata is dedicated to him), Ligeti, Schnittke, Ferneyhough, James Dillon, George Benjamin and many others. He also collaborates regularly in theatre and dance projects and has written and performed shows for children and young audiences.
Improvisation is also an important part of his musical activity, and he has performed with George Lewis, Steve Lacy, Joel Léandre, Dominique Pifarély, Bruno Chevillon, Benat Achiary, Scanner and many others. He appears on the Frode Haltli CD Passing Images. In the past decade he has begun to write his own music, and is much in demand for theatre, dance and film scores as well as concert pieces and instrumental works.

Garth Knox has recently begun to explore the possibilities of the viola d'’amore in new music, with and without electronics, and is in the process of creating a new repertoire for this instrument. His CD D'Amore (EMI New Series 1925) features old and new music for the viola d'amore. Garth Knox now lives in Paris playing recitals, concertos and chamber music concerts all over Europe, the USA and Japan. His solo CD with works from Ligeti, Dusapin, Berio, Kurtág and others (MO 782082) won the coveted Deutsche Schallplaten Preis in Germany.

Capitol, S:t Eriksgatan 82
T-bana S:t Eriksplan

Festivalpris: 300 kr (medlemmar 200 kr) Dagspris: 200 kr (medlemmar 150 kr). Studerande fritt inträde.

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