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Composition Commission issued to Franz Martin Olbrisch

Sinfonietta Dresden, Germany

Technology in its original meaning refers to a kind of skill or craft rather than something outside the human body. In this context the word appears right until the Renaissance as a collective term of artes mechanicae. Only later does its meaning increasingly shift towards a totality of human-made objects such as machines, devices and apparatuses.

Both readings of the term will be considered in a concert on 02/27/2020. Man and technology will dovetail in this program that seeks interfaces in both the musical and extra-musical. In addition to two commissioned compositions by Franz Martin Olbrisch, Déserts by Edgar Varese and Appels by Michaël Levinas will be performed. The fifth work is a world premiere by the Korean composer Sol-I So, who is a student of Olbrisch’s at the Dresden College of Music.

February 27, 2020
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden, Germany

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