Ultima Academy presents
Scelsi Revisited - A project by Klangforum Wien
The Scelsi Revisited project has been developed by Klangforum Wien and the Fondazione Isabella Scelsi. Eight composers – including Tristan Murail, Georg Friedrich Haas and Ragnhild Berstad – were commissioned to write works based on Scelsi´s privately recorded improvisation tapes. This five-part presentation will seek connections between Scelsi´s work and the new pieces, discuss technical and interpretation challenges and present Scelsi´s archives in Rome.
Part One: The origins
Manager Sven Hartberger and double bassist Uli Fusseneger (Klangforum Wien) in conversation with curator Heloisa Amaral (Ultima Academy)
Part Two: The composers
Composer and double bassist Uli Fusseneger and conductor Johannes Kalitzke (Klangforum Wien) in conversation with curator
Heloisa Amaral (Ultima Academy),
Composer Ragnhild Berstad in conversation with music critic and composer Emil Bernhardt
Ragnhild Berstad’ s Cardinem for ensemble was premiered by Klangforum Wien at Ultima Festival 11.9.2014
Part Three: The interpretation
Composer and double bassist Uli Fusseneger and conductor Johannes Kalitzke (Klangforum Wien) discuss issues of performance and interpretation in the work of Scelsi and the commissioned pieces.
Part Four: Scelsi´s life and legacy
With composer Nicola Sani, former president of Fondazione Isabella Scelsi in Rome