Mensch, Musik! #5 Border Issues – an Exploration
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ouvertüre zu Goethes Trauerspiel „Egmont“ f-Moll op. 84
Marsch Nr. 1 aus “10 Märsche, um den Sieg zu verfehlen”
Interlude I für fünf Live-Musiker und Elektronik
“The Unanswered Question” for small orchestra
Marsch Nr. 5 aus “10 Märsche, um den Sieg zu verfehlen”
Interlude II für fünf Live-Musiker und Elektronik
“Voile” für 20 Streicher
Marsch Nr. 6 aus “10 Märsche, um den Sieg zu verfehlen”
Interlude III für Elektronik
“Lohengrin” WWV 75 – Vorspiel zum 1. Akt
Interlude IV für Elektronik
Sinfonie Nr. 9 Es-Dur op. 70, 1. Satz: Allegro
Marsch Nr. 9 aus “10 Märsche, um den Sieg zu verfehlen”
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Sinfonie Nr. 6 e-Moll, 4. Satz: Epilogue
Tarmo Peltokoski - Conductor
Finnish conductor Tarmo Peltokoski was awarded the title of “Principal Guest Conductor” in January 2022 by The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the first conductor to hold this position in the orchestra’s 42-year history. In May 2022, Peltokoski was named Music and Artistic Director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. He starts his term in the 22/23 season. He will also be Principal Guest Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra beginning with the 23/24 concert season.In August 2022 at the age of 22, he completed his first Wagner Ring cycle at the Eurajoki Bel Canto Festival.
Last season he made highly successful debuts with the hr- Sinfonieorchester, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Rotterdam Philharmonic. In the summer of 2022 he appeared at Rheingau Musik Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn and Musikfest Bremen. In the 22/23 season Tarmo Peltokoski will conduct with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, RSB Berlin, the Hallé, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Göteborgs Symfoniker, San Diego Symphony and the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse. He will return to Eurajoki Bel Canto Festival to conduct Tristan und Isolde. He has and will work with soloists such as Yuja Wang, Asmik Grigorian, Matthias Goerne, Jan Lisiecki, Julia Fischer, Golda Schultz, Martin Fröst and Sol Gabetta.
Tarmo Peltokoski began his studies with professor emeritus Jorma Panula at the age of 14 and studied with Sakari Oramo at the Sibelius Academy. He has also been taught by Hannu Lintu, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Konzept und szenische Einrichtung
tauchgold - Konzept und szenische Einrichtung
Since 2007 tauchgold (Heike Tauch and Florian Goldberg) have been realising plays at the interface of radio and stage. Their works include social satires, historical dramas and philosophical material. However, specially composed music always plays a central role. In 2019, her stage work “Das Gläserne Meer – Ein Narratorium für Streicher und Stimmen” (The Glass Sea – A Narratorio for Strings and Voices) premiered in Munich, with a composition by Cathy Milliken based on the radio play “Metamorphoses”. For “Borrowed Landscape – A Narratorio for Piano Trio and Voices”, composer Dai Fujikura wrote the music (2022). In June 2022, tauchgold already realised the RSB’s “Mensch, Musik!”#4 project entitled “Wanderungen”. The two following “Mensch, Musik!” projects in spring 2023 will also be created together with tauchgold.
Samaquias Lorta - Elektronische Musik
Samaquias Lorta is an interdisciplinary artist working on mental health and ecological thinking. In his work, he often draws on how the use of technology and DIY performance techniques can provide insightful insights or solutions. Although he often devises visual components, the central aspect of his practice is sound performance and design. He uses sound to explore both fine details and larger contexts, seamlessly telling stories through audio.
Samaquias Lorta uses various immersive technologies to create interactive live performances. He uses motion detection tools to create audio assets through the movement of performers. His binaural work for the Soundwalk at Berlin’s Herzberg Museum takes the audience through the history and narratives of a historic hospital.
For Lorta, “immersive” is synonymous with “contemporary”. By using modern tools, he aims to demystify accessible technologies while challenging our understanding of tradition. His practice produces audio assets, sonic branding and interactive compositions for various creative productions including animation, NFT collections, spoken word, theatre/dance, soundwalks and film.
Samaquias Lorta never misses an opportunity to network creatively. This has resulted in numerous co-productions with support from Amplify Berlin, Eufonia Festival, Catalyst Institute, HZT Berlin and others.
His educational background includes cello performance and music composition at Boise State University. In 2020, he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Music Production and Performance at Catalyst Institute. His education has strengthened the ideas of storytelling and creative design that inform his current explorations.
Doron Sadja - Klanginstallation
Doron Sadja is an American artist, composer, educator and instrument designer whose work explores modes of perception and the experience of sound, light, and space. “Difficult, powerful, intense and delicate – all at the same time” Sadja stages epic performance works that immerse the audience into a futuristic landscape of pure sound and light.
Unafraid to remind his audience of their raw emotion, Sadja melds pristine electronic tones with romantic synthesisers and dark noises to construct hyper-emotive sonic architecture. Although each of Sadja’s works are striking in their singular and focused approach, his output is diverse: spanning everything from immersive multichannel sound pieces to 360-degree projection pieces, from string orchestra works to custom built motorised speaker systems that can precisely track sound around a room.
Doron is a tutor at Catalyst Institute for Art and Technology in Berlin where he teaches Creative Technologies in their Masters Degree programme, and Electronic Music Performance and Composition in their Bachelors Degree programme. He runs the Sound Portraits lecture listening series, an online radio show which examines the life and work of different iconic electronic music composers each month.
Doron currently runs Faded Instruments, a VST/AU design company that creates experimental instruments and effects. He runs the Dissolving Sounds blog on sound and light art. He also co-founded Shinkoyo Records and the West Nile performing arts venue in Brooklyn, and has curated various new music/sound festivals around NYC, including the multichannel SOUNDCORRIDORS Festival, Easy Not Easy, John Cage Musicircus, and more.
Doron has published music on 12k, ATAK, and Shinkoyo records, and has performed/exhibited at PS1 MoMa, Miami MOCA, Atonal Festival, D Museum, Hamburger Bahnhof, Norberg Festival, Cleveland Museum of Art, STEIM, EMS Stockholm, STUK, Center for Contemporary Art Amsterdam, Issue Project Room, and Roulette amongst others.
Doron is currently based in Berlin and Los Angeles.
“You won’t find the limits of the soul even if you walk down all the roads; it is that deep and that wide.” (Heraclitus)
A traveler crosses the border to another country.
A soldier crosses the border to another country.
A fugitive crosses the border to another country.
A timid one crosses the border of his fears.
A dying person crosses the border to death.
The Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin transcends the boundaries of symphonic music by inviting artists to push the limits of classical performance practice electronically, videographically and philosophically, while under the baton of Tarmo Peltokoski performing the work of composers who touched the boundaries of their respective times.
Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9, composed in 1945, was not the pathetic victory celebration that the Soviet rulers – and not only they – had expected of him. At the same time, Ralph Vaughan Williams was working on Symphony No. 6, in which one can immediately hear the personal consternation. Mauricio Kagel’s “Ten Marches to Miss Victory” convey in a grandiose comic way the message that the widespread assumption that one can solve the world’s problems in lockstep is an illusion. It’s a message that electronic music composer and performance artist Samaquias Lorta – from the talented pool of Catalyst graduates – takes to give it yet another new, digital twist.
Charles Ives, an American contemporary of Arnold Schönberg, also contemplates the futility of the search for answers. tauchgold embeds all these musical-multimedia impulses in a context of open, philosophical questions: Where do we want to draw the line when we talk about boundaries?
Mensch, Musik! #6 – Return to the Unknown
Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Martinů, Mamlok, Fujikura
Karina Canellakis & Augustin Hadelich
Beethoven, Ligeti, Lutosławski
Radio concert with Frank Strobel
Weill, Eisler, Hindemith, Schnittke
Concert broadcast to the Zeiss-Grossplanetarium
Kurtág, Mozart, Rachmaninoff