Kadenz – Philharmonie Cologne

Date: August 28, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Baroque Immersions

A virtual symbiosis of baroque and present

Eight young musicians invite you to a baroque sound bath. The artists bring rarely performed works of the 17th and 18th centuries to life on historical instruments, interpreting composers such as Georg Muffat and Johann Christoph Bach. But that is not all: thanks to a multi-channel loudspeaker system, the ensemble sound is electronically amplified, spatialized, condensed and distorted in real time. Individual instruments emerge, not arbitrarily, but in accordance with the score. In this way an astonishing intensification can be experienced: Eyes close and revel in the dense polyphonic sound of the Baroque. This sound is extended into the present when contemporary composers such as Georg Friedrich Haas and the German-Iranian artist Arash Safaian take up the “in-nomine” motif of the early baroque and interpret it in a modern way. Already in the 16th and 17th centuries, the “In- Nomine” motif, which originally came from a mass by John Taverner, was very popular and was elaborately polyphonically processed by many composers. The contemporary “in-nomine” interpretations run like a red thread through the program and build a bridge to the present day. The highlight of this unusual concert experience is the performance of the text “Transcription of Organ Music” from the pen of the American poet Allen Ginsberg, combined with organ arrangements by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Supported by the Kuratorium KölnMusik e.V. and funded by the Doppelpass Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

A production of PODIUM Esslingen.

Supported by the Kunststiftung NRW


William Shelton Countertenor
Yves Ytier violin
Liam Byrne Viola da Gamba, Live-Elektronik
Steven Walter Künstlerische Leitung
Elina Albach Cembalo, Orgel
Simon Heinze Klangdesign
Julian Ebert Klangdesign


Gavin Bryars
Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet (1971)
für Tonband und Instrumente

Johann Sebastian Bach
aus: Fantasie und Fuge a-Moll BWV 904
für Klavier

David Bergmüller
Laute solo

Johann Sebastian Bach
Allegro assai
aus: Sonata für Violine solo Nr. 3 C-Dur BWV 1005

Picforth fl
In Nomine
Bearbeitung für Gambe mit Loop-Station

Georg Muffat
aus: Sonata Nr. 2 g-Moll

Georg Muffat
aus: Sonata Nr. 2 g-Moll

Georg Muffat
Grave – Forte e allegro – Grave
aus: Sonata Nr. 2 g-Moll

Johannes Schöllhorn
in nomine (1994)
für Streichtrio

Georg Muffat
aus: Sonata Nr. 2 g-Moll

Georg Muffat
aus: Sonata Nr. 2 g-Moll

Georg Muffat
Sarabanda. Grave
aus: Sonata Nr. 2 g-Moll

Georg Muffat
aus: Sonata Nr. 2 g-Moll

Georg Muffat
Borea. Alla breve
aus: Sonata Nr. 2 g-Moll

Arash Safaian
Kadenz (2016)
für Schlagzeug solo und Elektronik

Manuel Durao

Allen Ginsberg
Transcription of Organ Music / über: Orgelbearbeitung

Johann Christoph Bach
Ach, daß ich Wassers gnug hätte
Lamento für Alt, Violine, drei Viole da gamba und Basso continuo

David Lang
just (after Song of Songs) (2014)
für zwei Soprane, Alt, Schlagzeug, Viola und Violoncello