Xavier Le Roy | Martin Siewert [Berlin/Vienna]

Helmut Lachenmann, Salut für Caudwell | Martin Siewert, New Work

Helmut Lachenmann, Salut für Caudwell | Martin Siewert, New Work
Helmut Lachenmann, Salut für Caudwell | Martin Siewert, New Work

03.02.2007

The choreography of music

In 2005, the French choreographer Xavier Le Roy created a staged concert with music by the German composer Helmut Lachenmann. Its choreography makes use of the dissociation of sound and movement at the very moment the music is performed; the musicians’ movements become the material for the dance performance.

We shall be showing the second part of this performance on the closing evening of Pasta for Tired Dancers; the music is Lachenmann’s guitar duet Salut für Caudwell (1977). This 30-minute composition is a milestone in music written for guitar and produces unprecedented sounds from the instrument, delicate structures and a broad range of musical references.

In the second part you can hear the renowned guitarist, electronic musician and composer Martin Siewert, presenting his musical response to Salut für Caudwell with visuals by the German video artist Lillevan.


Salut für Caudwell
Xavier Le Roy, Helmut Lachenmann, Salut für Caudwell
danse & chorégraphie Xavier Le Roy
musique Helmut Lachenmann Salut für Caudwell. Musik für zwei Gitarristen (1977)
guitares Gunter Schneider, Barbara Romen, Tom Pauwels & Günther Lebbing
dramaturgie Bojana Cvejić & Berno Odo Polzer
extrait de Mouvements für Lachenmann. Inszenierung eines Konzertabends
production Wiener Taschenoper
coproduction Tanzquartier Wien, Wien Modern, Hebbel Theater Berlin
soutien Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin

New Work
Martin Siewert, New Work for guitars, electronics and live video (2006/07)
Martin Siewert (guitares, électronique), Giuseppe Ielasi (guitares, électronique), Iannis Kyriakides (computer, électronique), Lillevan (vidéo)