Composer, music theorist, instrument maker, and outsider: Harry Partch’s differentness and creative energy have made him a source of inspiration and a legend in contemporary music and beyond.Delusion of The Fury from 1969 was his final work, and contains all his microtonal and harmonically challenging trademarks – all performed on one set of instruments.
The German ensemble musikFabrik and director and International Ibsen Award winner Heiner Goebbels have reconstructed Partch’s entire fleet of instruments and will perform the work as a theatrical piece. One week after its world premiere at Ruhrtriennale, this unique performance is coming to Ultima and the National Theatre. In collaboration with the National Theatre.
harry partch: a maverick and his instruments
Musicologist Björn Gottstein talks about Harry Partch and the radical experimentalism that characterized the American music scene of the 1950s and 1960s.
Beate Schüler, dramaturg for Ensemble musikFabrik and one of the initiators of the ensemble´s Partch-project, the opera Delusion of the Fury, will tell us how the process of rebuilding the composer´s exotic array of homemade instruments has started and developed.
Composer and theatre director Heiner Goebbels will hold a short introduction to his production of Delusion of the Fury.