für Flöte, Harfe und Viola
for six instruments
Central to this concert is the birthday of Swiss composer, Klaus Huber, who turns 90 in 2014. His life’s work will not only be represented using his own musical composition, but also his legacy, i.e. through the works by his students Brian Ferneyhough and Kaaja Saariaho, who spent some of their time studying under tutelage of Huber.
Huber’s work “l’ombre de notre âge” «the shadow of our age» for chamber ensemble is a microtonal construction, in which the trio of alto flute, viola and harp play the major role.
Kaija Saariaho with the same instrumentation in her work, “New Gates” that is built using the smallest of rhythmic units and layerings as well as sonic textures and microtonal motives.
Similarly, Brian Ferneyhough’s method of composition is audible in his complexly structured sextett from 2012.