Composition Commission to Christian Henking
Basler Madrigalisten, Switzerland
For the “Espace eloigné” project and as part of the sound art festival Tonkünstlerfest 2013, held in collaboration with the Berne Music Festival, the Basler Madrigalisten and ensemble proton bern will perform a joint concert featuring compositions on the festival theme “WahnWitz” (“lunacy”). Both existing and a new composition Christian Henking will be performed here. Christian Henking will be writing a new piece of work for choir and ensemble which will be supported by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.
The “Lux aeterna (Raummusik II)” project is a multi-part concert series spread over several years that looks in depth at voice, tone and space. Compositions of a similar duration for the same line-up have been requested from three composers currently working and teaching in Basel.
September 6, 2013
Dampfzentrale, Basel, Switzerland