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Cello Octet Conjunto Ibérico

SALON OF THE ERNST VON SIEMENS MUSIKSTIFTUNG
AS A GUEST OF MAERZMUSIK

Elias Arizcuren, conductor
Wilhelm Matejka, moderation

Works for cello octet

David del Puerto Nigredo (2004) GP
Mauricio Kagel Motetten (2004) GP
José María Sánchez-Verdú Arquitecturas de la Ausencia (2003) GP
Luis de Pablo Ritornello (1992) GP

Cooperation of Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, Siemens Arts Program, Siemens Berlin, MaerzMusik | Berliner Festspiele, kulturradio of the rbb and Berlin University of the Arts.
Recording for Kulturradio of the rbb, broadcastings on 5 and 7 May from 21–22 hrs in Musik der Gegenwart

Under the baton of Elias Arizcuren, the unique cello octet Conjunto Ibérico will present selected pieces dedicated to the octet by Spanish composers, and the piece Motetten (Motets) by Argentine-born composer Mauricio Kagel. Based on Kagel’s suggestion that the cello reflects the range of the human voice, the piece aims at bringing together the concepts of “cantabile” and “sonabile”. In analogy to alchemical processes, Nigredo by David Puerto describes conditions of chaos, order and transformation, whereas Arquitecturas de la Ausencia by José María Sánchez-Verdú mirrors different musical materials and sets out on a mystical walk. Finally, Ritornello by Luis de Pablo out of a long introduction in pizzicati develops into an incredible richness and virtuoso complexity of variations.