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Lifelines 2019

Concerts - Classical & Opera
Theatre Rüsselsheim
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Entry: 14,00 Euro
Theatre Rüsselsheim
Am Treff 11
65428 Rüsselsheim

Also for this 12th edition of Lebenslinien the artist Inge Besgen from Rüsselsheim has conducted and recorded interviews with four citizens of our city. On the basis of these recordings, the psychoanalyst Dr. Norbert Mink then wrote short character studies, which in turn became the basis for four compositions by the composer of this year's "Lifelines", Karola Obermüller. Her new portrait compositions, which she has written for cello, bass clarinet and horn, will be premiered this year by the ensemble "Soli fan tutti" from Darmstadt and presented to the Rüsselsheimers portrayed in this way. Stephan A. Dudek leads through the program.

Karola Obermüller's individual compositional voice began to form when she recorded sound collages on tape as a child. Later she studied composition in Darmstadt, Nuremberg, Saarbrücken and at the Mozarteum Salzburg. Her understanding of rhythm and form changed fundamentally during a stay in Chennai and Delhi (India), where she studied Carnatic and Hindu music. A doctorate at Harvard University took her to the USA, where she now holds a professorship at the University of New Mexico. She lives in Darmstadt for part of the year and has been a guest artist at the ZKM in Karlsruhe, the German Academy in Rome, the Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani, the Akademie Schloss Solitude near Stuttgart and the IRCAM in Paris.

Members of the Darmstadt State Orchestra play in the Ensemble Soli fan tutti. The instrumentation is as variable as the repertoire, which ranges from baroque to contemporary music. In addition to the favorite pieces of the musicians and the audience, rarities, unjustly unrecognized masterpieces and world premieres can be heard.

Michael Veit has been the initiator and active organizer of the award-winning ensemble since it was founded in 1992. He is a trained cellist with renowned teachers in Munich, Detmold, Siena and Düsseldorf and since 1986 first solo cellist with the Staatsorchester Darmstadt. His special commitment to contemporary music led in 2006 to the release of a CD with live recordings of six world premieres and Luciano Berio´s "Sequenza".

Bass clarinettist David Wolf studied in Munich and has had regular engagements with the Munich Philharmonic, the Museumsorchester Frankfurt and the Stuttgart Opera. Since 2001 he has been bass clarinettist in the Darmstadt State Orchestra, but also appears with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and the BR Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of the Frankfurt Clarinet Trio, whose programmes include old music and contemporary music.

Hornist Juliane Baucke studied in Essen and Stuttgart. She has been a member of the Darmstadt State Orchestra since 2001, until 2010 as solo hornist and since then as deputy solo hornist. Her special interest in new music has led to many guest engagements with renowned ensembles such as Ensemble Modern, E-MEX-Ensemble, Ensemble Musikfabrik, but especially with ensemble aisthesis in Heidelberg and the Freiburger ensemble recherche.


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