Periferien #4: Jennifer Torrence + Joachim Carr
Jennifer Torrence presenterer tre sentrale solostykker for slagverk fra det 20. århundret. Alle verkene har en improvisatorisk og søkende karakter til felles, som utforsker små detaljer i klangen, fra den åpne formen i Karlheinz Stockhausens ‘Zyklus’ (1959), via den lavmælte lydverdenen i Morten Feldmans ‘The King of Denmark’ (1964), til Helmut Lachenmanns taktile utforskning av slagverksinstrumentene i ‘Intérieur I’ (1965–66).
Også Ludwig van Beethovens 15. sonate (op. 28), som fremføres av pianisten Joachim Carr, har noe av dette meditative preget. Den utstrakte bruken av pedaltoner gir musikken et sirkulært preg, som om den står på stedet hvil. Den 30. sonaten (op. 109), hvor den avsluttende variasjonssatsen tar desidert størst plass, presenteres et stillfarent, vakkert tema som for hver variasjon utvikles mer og mer til det ugjenkjennelige, og som til slutt antar fantastiske dimensjoner.
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Zyklus (1959)
Morton Feldman: The King of Denmark (1964)
Helmut Lachenmann: Interiur I (1965-66)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Klaversonate 15 (op. 28) og 30 (op. 109)
Jennifer Torrence (b. september 30, 1986, Georgia, USA) is an Oslo-based percussion soloist and chamber musician. her practice is about the creation of new work through on-going collaborative partnerships, and artistic research through performance and scholarly discourse. she is currently an artistic research fellow at the norwegian academy of music/norwegian artistic research programme. her project, percussion theatre, is about the creation and realisation of evening-length solo works for percussionist engaging with non-percussive performative expression. the body of work addresses the voice and body as an extension of the percussion instrument, and/or scenography and technology as an extension of percussion architecture. jennifer has performed in 22 countries across 4 continents, including solo performances at the lucerne festival (switzerland), and the ultima festival (norway); and worked with some of the world’s leading ensembles and musicians, such as ensemble modern and steven schick. jennifer is the former principal percussionist of the north norwegian opera & symphony orchestra/bodø sinfonietta, a member of AJO ensemble (Norway), and a former member of red fish blue fish (California).
Joachim Carr was born 1988 in Bergen, Norway and studied with the renowned Czech professor Jiri Hlinka at Barratt Dues Institute of Music in Oslo and received his Bachelor Diploma from Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin with the highest possible distinction in 2013. He currently undertake his Master's degree at «Hans Eisler» with Professor Eldar Nebolsin. He has received valuable impulses from masterclasses with Leif Ove Andsnes, Menahem Pressler, Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, Christopher Elton and Bernd Goetzke. In October 2014, he won both the 1. Prize, the Audience Award as well as Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra's Prize at the 14. International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition in Norway, as well as an orchestra recording award from Naxos. In April 2015 Carr was awarded Norway’s high-ranking Robert Levin Prize. At the prestigious 25. Concours Clara Haskil in Vevey, 2013, he was awarded the Coup de Coeur Special Prize for his recital. With his violin partner Diana Tishchenko, he won the 1. Prize at the 10. Concours International de Musique de Chambre de Lyon in 2014. In 2013 he received the Boris Pergamenschikow Preis for contemporary chamber music in Berlin, with his piano trio - Trio Korngold.
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