(Linz, May 8, 2020) Once a week, Ars Electronica Home Delivery streams music at its finest directly into the living room, kitchen, children’s room, balcony or terrace. Following the impressive opening concert with Maurice Ravel’s “Ma Mère l’Oye” on May 1, Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa will be making their second guest appearance this evening in the Ars Electronica Center’s Piano Room. Starting at 7:00 p.m., there will be music by Philip Glass with selected etudes and “Stokes” for piano, for four hands. The real-time visualizations will once again be contributed by Cori O’Lan. After the concert there will be a moderated talk where the audience can ask questions or chat with the artists from the comfort of their own homes. Further Ars Electronica Home Delivery concerts with Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies are on tap every Friday at 7 p.m. in May and June.
Etudes by Philip Glass
Philip Glass composed the majority of his etudes in 1994, mainly in response to his need for repertoire for his solo piano concertos. For about two decades, Glass was almost the only person to perform these etudes. Dennis Russell Davies, for whom some of the earliest Etudes were written, was initially one of the few pianists to receive the scores and also permission to perform and record the work. In November 2014, Orange Mountain Music released the first recording of the complete piano etudes with pianist Maki Namekawa, coinciding with the physical release of the scores, just two weeks before the New York premiere of the etudes at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. From then on, pianists around the world began performing and recording the works.
Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies will again be accompanied by Cori O’Lan, who will use the sounds of the piano directly to create and design the digital visualizations with the help of a special computer system. In this way, visual worlds will be created that develop directly from the music or react directly to it.
Further concerts by Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies in preparation
More concerts are already planned and in the pipeline as part of Ars Electronica Home Delivery: Igor Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” arranged for piano four hands by Dennis Russell Davies is on the program for May 15, while “Piano Phase” by Steve Reich and “Two Chorale Preludes” by J.S. Bach/György Kurtag await online audiences on May 22. Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Three Marches”, op. 45 for piano four hands, and Arvo Pärt’s “Pari Intervallo” and “Hymn to a Great City”will be played on May 29th. Further concert dates: June 5th, June 12th, June 19th and June 26th, 2020, 19:00 each.
About Ars Electronica Home Delivery
“Ars Electronica Home Delivery” is a weekly program that includes guided tours of Ars Electronica exhibitions, excursions to Ars Electronica Labs, visits to the Machine Learning Studio, concerts with real-time visualizations, deep space LIVE sessions, workshops with engineers and talks with artists and scientists from around the world. None of this is recorded, most of it is interactive and all of it is LIVE. Ars Electronica Home Delivery aims to make the artistic and scientific debate about the future accessible to the broadest possible audience.
Maki Namekawa & Dennis Russell Davies / Fotocredit: Ars Electronica – Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion
Maki Namekawa & Dennis Russell Davies / Fotocredit: Ars Electronica – Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion / Fotosammlung Ars Electronica Home Delivery auf Flickr
An den Reglern / Fotocredit: Ars Electronica – Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion / Fotosammlung Ars Electronica Home Delivery auf Flickr
Talk mit den MuikerInnen / Fotocredit: Ars Electronica – Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion / Fotosammlung Ars Electronica Home Delivery auf Flickr