25 April 2018

Tombstones - Michael Pisaro (2010)

The Rest Is Noise teams up with DNK for a night focused on Tombstones by the American composer Michael Pisaro. This intimate cycle of pop song snippets distilled to refined ensemble miniatures, based on fragments of historical pieces of folk and pop music, was premiered in 2012 with the singer Julia Holter. DNK Ensemble combine with the renowned Berlin ensembe Konzert Minimal, to play their own arrangements of these special and flexible pieces.

Michael Pisaro is a guitar player and composer from Los Angeles where he teaches composition at CalArts academy. A member of the Wandelweiser collective, an international group of composers that often work with silence and the legacy of the work and philosophy of John Cage. Pisaro has written over 80 pieces, performed worldwide by large and small ensembles. As a guitar player, he has released albums with Graham Lambkin, Keith Rowe, and Christian Wolff.

Konzert Minimal x DNK Ensemble
Lucio Capece - bass clarinet
Seamus Cater - voice, concertina, fender rhodes
Johnny Chang - viola
Koen Nutters - upright bass
Rishin Singh - trombone

Konzert Minimal focuses on the music of the Wandelweiser collective and composers who share similar aesthetics and interests in the organisation of sound and silence as well as extending beyond conventional confinements and traditional hierarchy. As an ensemble of Berlin-based musicians, Konzert Minimal draws upon diverse yet focused collective experiences of its members, who come from various backgrounds of music; modern classical music, experimental and improvised music, sound art, conceptual performance and composition.

Concert starts: 20:30
Tickets available here.

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Piet Heinkade 1,
1019 BR Amsterdam

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