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Munich Tetra Brass – Ursprung: KRAFT


| Hall X | Gasteig HP8

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Music – Contemporary Classical Music
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Luca Chiché, Aljoscha Zierow, trumpets
Christian Traute, Falk Töpperwien, Jakob Grimm, trombones
Haruka Ebina, piano

In a four-part concert series, Munich Tetra Brass embarks on a search for the origins of the sound production of brass instruments and thus explores the ensemble's point of departure. Metal, breath, force and vibration form the cornerstones of the ensemble's music-making and the thematic design of its concerts.

The associations, which at first glance appear to be scientific and technical, serve as a starting point for a philosophical examination of the respective theme of the concert. The series begins with the concert KRAFT on the occasion of the 100th birthday of Iannis Xenakis.

The power of the fugue

In physical terms, force can change the energy of a body or a system and becomes visible through enlargement, reduction or deformation. The preludes and fugues by Jean-Michel Defaye, Galina Ustvolskaya and Dmitri Shostakovich show the change of forces in many ways: furious, pensive, melancholic - yet always powerful in their own way.

Eonta (ἐόντα | Ancient Greek | to be, to exist)

Stochastic music - intervals, tone lengths, dynamics and other musical parameters are calculated by random process with technical aids. Iannis Xenakis' composition for five brass instruments and piano not only involves an enormous technical and physical effort for the musicians, but also raises the question of the origin of music.

Munich Tetra Brass is an ensemble specialising in the discovery, performance and expansion of quartet literature for brass. In concerts throughout Europe, they combine their diverse repertoire into exciting programmes and regularly perform world premieres by young composers. In 2022 they were semi-finalists in the Royal Overseas League Competition and were awarded 1st prize – Primo Premio Assoluto – with the highest score in the chamber music category in the Chieri International Competition.

(Munich Tetra Brass Munich)