Concerts

 

since 05.09.2023

 
 
On September 5, 2023, Deutschlandradio Kultur broadcast from 00:05 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. in the program New Music
with the title Die Flötistin und der Komponist (The Flutist and the Composer), a portrait of Beatrix Wagner, Gerald Eckert and the concert series contemporary music Eckernfoerde.
The program can still be heard in the Deutschlandradio Kultur media library (link above and in the picture)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

14.01.2024, 04:05 - 05:00 a.m.,

Deutschlandfunk

 

die neue Platte XL

 

On January 14, 2024, Deutschlandfunk will broadcast in the program die neue Platte XL from 4:05 a.m. to 5:00 a.m

"karg" by Natalia Solomonoff, played by the Duo Reflexion K - Beatrix Wagner, flute and Gerald Eckert, violoncello.

 

  

Natalia Solomonoff "karg" (2016)

for flute and violoncello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natalia Solomomoff - © Gerald Eckert
© Txuca Pereira

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.02.2024, 08.00 p.m.
St. Nicolai-church Eckernfoerde

 

„Über das Rätselhafte“ ("About the mysterious")

 

While working on "Air mit Sphinxes", Nicolaus A. Huber had the opportunity to listen to Robert Schumann's piano work "Carnaval" live in concert and was captivated by the mysteriousness of the Sphinx melodies it contains:
The riddle of the environment, the riddle of length as a melodic tone, the riddle of repetition and also the riddle of the sphinxes' own structure, the limbs.
For him, “sphinx-like” means the high, deep, wide and full in his piece, without being wide, deep, high and full.
The enigma in Gerald Eckert's “An den Rändern des Maßes” is presented differently:
Energy states that arise from shattered sound fields and the aesthetic qualities of their remains. The interior is veiled, the sonic reality overshadows the origin and makes the core itself “virtual”. Interspersed harmonic fields show a tendency to volatilize as soon as they are created. Moments of pause are accompanied by an increase in fragility.
With a large cast, the Ensemble Reflexion tries to get to the bottom of the enigma in both works and first presents the audience with excerpts from “Air mit Sphinxes” and “An den Rändern des Maßes” before playing both compositions in full length in the concert situation presents.
 

Program:
 
Nicolaus A. Huber
"Air mit Sphinxes" (1987) for large ensemble
 
Gerald Eckert
"An den Rändern des Maßes" (2005/ 11) for two enseble groups
 
 

Ensemble Reflexion K and guests
 
Beatrix Wagner, flute
Enrico Raphaelis, oboe

Joachim Striepens, clarinet
Jakob Meyers - bassoon

Delphine Gauthier-Guiche, horn

Halleyn Ruiz Polo, tummpet

Matthias Jann, trombone

André Wittmann, percussion
Jonathan Shapiro, percussion
Lara Meyer-Struthoff, harp
Daria-Karmina Iossifova-Molier, piano
Rui C. Antunes - violin
Desheng Chen, violin
Christiane Veltman, viola

Uschik Choi, violoncello

Heiko Maschmann, contrabass

Gerald Eckert, direction
 

 
 
 
 
 
© Ines Herzmann

22.02.2024, 12:05 - 01:00 a.m.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

 

 

On 22. February 2024, Deutschlandradio Kultur will broadcast from 12:05 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. in the series Neue Musik

excerpts from the two concerts of the Duo Reflexion K - Beatrix Wagner, flute and Gerald Eckert, violoncello - at the Klangwerkstatt Festival in Berlin on 18. and 19. November 2023

 

  

Stefan Streich "Gran Duo" (2021 - 2023) (excerpts)

for flute and violoncello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© André Fischer/Klangwerkstatt Berlin

09.03.2024, 10.05 - 10.50 p.m., DLF (Deutschlandfunk)
The broadcast Atelier neuer Musik

 

The Deutschlandfunk broadcast can still be listened for 30 days: 
Atelier neuer Musik

Randzonen, Erstarrungen, Brüche - Gerald Eckerts neuere Ensemblemusiken

 

"späte Gegend" for orchestra
"Sopra di noi... (niente)" for orchestra
"Kisalpah" for ensemble and electronics
"ferne Tiefe" for contrabassflute, orchestra, live-electronics and tape
"Nacht, die fallende" for violoncello, orchestra and live-electronics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.03.2024, 08:00 p.m.
St. Nicolai-church Eckernfoerde

 

and 

 

25.04.2024, 08:00 p.m.
Vonderau Museum, Fulda

 


„Über dunkle Energien und leere Räume“ ("About dark energies and empty rooms")

 

Dark energies are the starting point for the work cycle “energeia aphanés” by Michael Quell. In astrophysics, this mysterious phenomenon serves as a hypothetical attempt to explain the observed increasing speed of expansion of the universe, which otherwise stands in clear contradiction to the gravitational effects caused by matter. Its existence has not yet been proven, so it itself cannot be observed, but, like dark matter, it essentially determines the space-time structure of the universe.
In the works of the same name, this idea becomes a symbol of a musically aesthetic world whose actual control principles remain consistently hidden, but whose results determine the world of experience. Space, time and the idea of ​​time dissolution play a central role.


Program:

Michael Quell
"energeia aphanés II" (2018) for contrabassclarinet and accordion
 
Gerald Eckert
"außen, von tief innen" (2015) for bassflute, contrabassclarinet and violoncello
 
Farzia Fallah
"Posht-e Hichestan" (2015) for flute solo
 
Michael Quell
"energeia aphanés III - physis" (2019)
for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and accordion
 
Gerald Eckert
"instead of (empty rooms II)" (2019)
for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello, (percussion) and electronics
 
 

 
Ensemble Reflexion K and guests

Beatrix Wagner, flute
Joachim Striepens, clarinet
Neza Torkar, accordion
Sungkum-Jennie Yang - violin
Uschik Choi - violoncello
Gerald Eckert - violoncello/ direction
 
 
 
 
 

27.04.2024, 07:00 p.m.
Schöppingen, Artist village, gallery

 

and 

 

07.06.2024, 07:30 p.m.
Lauenburg, Artists Residence

 


"personæ"

 

Works by the current composition scholarship holders Zara Ali and Gerald Eckert from the Künstlerdorf Schöppingen and the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg with connections to their teachers and other composers who are close to their thinking and composing or who also form a great contrast to it.
 


Program:

Zara Ali
"Red City" (2020) for electronics/ tape
 
Farzia Fallah
"Posht-e Hichestan" (2015) for flute solo
 
Gerald Eckert
"Schemen - Feld 30" (2017) for contrabassclarinet, electronics and tape
 
Mark Barden
"personæ" (2009) for bassflute and bassclarinet
 
Gerald Eckert
"außen, von tief innen" (2015) for bassflute, contrabassclarinet and violoncello
 
Nicolaus A. Huber
"Blanco y Verde" (2018) for flute and clarinet 
 

 
Ensemble Reflexion K

Beatrix Wagner, flute(s)
Joachim Striepens, clarinet(s)
Gerald Eckert, violoncello and electronics
 
© Ensemble Reflexion K
 

 

 

 

16.06. - 22.06.2024

NYCEMF – New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival

 

Beatrix Wagner

Featured Performer

  
i.a. premieres of new works for double bass flute in G and electronics by Alessio Rosato (I) and Gerald Eckert (D)
 
Nähere Informationen unter:
 
Programm unter:
 
 
For recordings of Rosato and Eckert's performances, see here: videos
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Tues. 30.07.202408:00 p.m.

St. Nicolai-church Eckernfoerde

 


„Über die nahe Frühe und die fernen Pulsare“

 

A concert for organ, flute and voloncello...


Programm:
 
Anna Korsun
"Pulsar" (2014) for organ and voice
 
Gerald Eckert
"Aube" (2006) for organ
...
 
 

 
performer:

Katja Kanowski, organ
Beatrix Wagner, flute
Gerald Eckert - violoncello



 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25.06.2023, 02.07 - 03.00 a.m.,

 
Broadcast of "ferne Tiefe" for contrabass flute, orchestra, live electronics and tape
Recording of the premiere at the 8. international Provinzlärm Festival on February 18th, 2022. 
 
Beatrix Wagner - contrabass flute
norddeutsche sinfonietta,
Ensemble Reflexion K and guests
Direction: Gerald Eckert
 
 
 
 
 
 
© Ines Herzmann

 

 

 

 

05.09.2023, 00:05 - 01:00 a.m.,

Deutschlandradio Kultur

 

 

On September 5, 2023, Deutschlandradio Kultur will broadcast from 00:05 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. in the program New Music

with the title Die Flötistin und der Komponist (The Flutist and the Composer), a portrait of Beatrix Wagner, Gerald Eckert and the concert series contemporary music Eckernfoerde

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
© Holger Ceglars

23.09.2023, 08:00 p.m.,

St. Nicolai church Eckernfoerde 
„Moorlandschaft mit Regenbogen“
 
A concert with the composition scholar of the Artist Residence Elnaz Seyedi
 
 
Program:
 

Macarena Rosmanich le Roy "Un Grito" (2019)

for flute. clarinet, piano, violin and violincello

 

Elnaz Seyedi "Postkarte (Moorlandschaft mit Regenbogen)" (2016)

for alto flute, clarinet, cello and piano

 

Sami Klemola "D i v e r g e n c e" (2003-2004)

for clarinet, percussion, piano, violin and violincello

 

Pabo Araya "Entre Palmira y Tikal hay una bóveda de mosaicos […]" (2020)

for bass flute, violin and cello

 

Gerald Eckert "gefaltetes Moment" (1997/ 98)

for flute, clarinet, percussion, violin and violincello

 

Pierre Boulez "Derive" (1984)

for flute, clarinet, vibraphone, piano, violin and violincello

 
 
 
 
Ensemble Reflexion K
   

Beatrix Wagner, flute
Joachim Striepens, clarinet

Holger Roese, percussion

Martin von der Heydt, Klavier

Rui C. Antunes, violin
Uschik Choi, violoncello

Gerald Eckert, violoncello/ direction

 

 

 

 

© Roya Noorinezhad

October 2023
Concert tour Argentina

 

Duo Reflexion K
   

Beatrix Wagner, flute
Gerald Eckert, violoncello

 
 

06.10.2023, 04:00 p.m.,

Rosario/ Arg., University
 
Workshop and presentation CD Natalia Solomonoff
 
 
Program:
 

Natalia Solomonoff "karg" (2016)

for flute and violoncello

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Holger Ceglars

12.10.2023

Salta/ Arg.
 
Festival XIVª MICRO-JORNDADAS de COMPOSICIÓN
y MÚSICA CONTEMPORÁNEA & FESTIVAL TARA
 
12:00 a.m., Esquela Superior de Musica
Workshop / lecture
  
 
06:30 p.m., Palazzo Zorilla
Concert
 
Program:
 

Jorge Diego Vasquez "Prosopis Alba" (2019)   wp

for flute and violoncello

 

Gerald Eckert "fuori" (2016)

for flute and violoncello

 

Ceferino García "¡Escucha el Viento!" (2019)

for flute and violoncello

 

Stefan Streich "Gran Duo" (2021/ 23) 1. movement  wp

for bassflute and violoncello

 

Juan Campoverde Q. "Cantos II" (2020)

for flute and violoncello

 

Natalia Solomonoff "karg" (2016)

for flute and violoncello

 

Pablo Araya "37" (2023)   wp

for flute and violoncello

 
 
 

 

 

 

13.10.2023

Salta/ Arg.
 
Festival XIVª MICRO-JORNDADAS de COMPOSICIÓN
y MÚSICA CONTEMPORÁNEA & FESTIVAL TARA
 
09:00 p.m., Fundación Salta
Concert
  
 
Program:
 

Gerald Eckert "Aux mains de l'espace" (1993)

for 4-channel-tape

 

Christopher Cree Brown "Sound Cylinder" (1996/ 97)

for flute and electronics/ tape

 

Clemens von Reusner "Ideale Landschaſt Nr. 6" (2020)

for tape

 

Gerald Eckert "Nôéma" (1992/ 93)

for violoncello

 

Gerald Eckert "Nen VII" (2007)

for flute, violoncello and tape

 

 

 

 

 
 

18.10.2023

Córdoba/ Arg.
 
Festival XIVª MICRO-JORNDADAS de COMPOSICIÓN
y MÚSICA CONTEMPORÁNEA
 
07:00 p.m., Centro Cultural de la UNC
Concert
 
 
Program:
 

Gerald Eckert "Nôéma" (1992/ 93)

for violoncello

 

Gerald Eckert "Nen VII" (2007)

for flute, violoncello and tape

 

Christopher Cree Brown "Sound Cylinder" (1996/ 97)

for flute and electronics/ tape

 

Clemens von Reusner "Anamorphosis" (2018)

for tape

 

Gerald Eckert "Interferenz III" (2013)

for tape

 

Ceferino García "Ausenciapresente" (2019)

for electronics/ tape

 

Basilio Del Boca "toErard" (2022)

for electronics/ tape

  

César Alarcón "Móvil Home/Recover" (2023)

for electronics / live-performance

 

 

 

© Txuca Pereira

19.10.2023

Córdoba/ Arg.
 
Festival XIVª MICRO-JORNDADAS de COMPOSICIÓN
y MÚSICA CONTEMPORÁNEA
 
10:00 a.m., Pabellón México (Facultad de Artes - UNC)
Workshop / lecture
  
 
08:00 p.m., Aula Magna del Colegio Monserrat (UNC) 
Concert
 
 
Program:
 

Jorge Diego Vasquez "Prosopis Alba" (2019)   wp

for flute and violoncello

 

Gerald Eckert "fuori" (2016)

for flute and violoncello

 

Ceferino García "¡Escucha el Viento!" (2019)

for flute and violoncello

 

Stefan Streich "Gran Duo" (2021/ 23) 1. movement  wp

for bassflute and violoncello

 

Juan Campoverde Q. "Cantos II" (2020)

for flute and violoncello

 

Natalia Solomonoff "karg" (2016)

for flute and violoncello

 

Pablo Araya "37" (2023)   wp

for flute and violoncello

 
 

 

 

 

04.11.2023, 06.00 p.m.,

Artists Residence Eckernfoerde, Ottestr.1

Night of dance and theatre

"Gegenüber"

 

Dance and music with Lisa McGuire (dance), Beatrix Wagner (flute) and Gerald Eckert (cello)

A concert in a special constellation. A counterpart between dance and instrumental expression. Lisa McGuire, the Austrian dancer who already performed at this year's Provinzlärm Festival in Eckernförde, forms the dance counterpoint to the sound spheres.
 
 
 
Program:
© Ines Herzmann

Gerald Eckert "Nen VII" (2007)

for flute, violoncello and tape

 

Jorge Diego Vasquez "Prosopis Alba" (2019)   gp

for flute and violoncello

 

Gerald Eckert "Nen X" (2011)

for dance, violoncello and electronics/ tape

 

Pablo Araya "37" (2023)   gp

for flute and violoncello

 

 

Guest
   

Lisa McGuire, dance 

 
 
Duo Reflexion K
   

Beatrix Wagner, flute

Gerald Eckert, violoncello

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
© Ines Herzmann

18.11.2023, 08.30 p.m.,

Klangwerkstatt Berlin, Festival für Neue Musik

Kunstquartier Bethanien, Studio 1

"Gran Duo"

 

 

Focus Duo is a four-part festival series that exclusively presents purely instrumental duo compositions.

 

In the Duo Reflexion K, the Ensemble Reflexion K, one of the outstanding ensembles in contemporary music, concentrates on its core and starting point. It is the two founders of the ensemble - the flautist Beatrix Wagner and the composer and cellist Gerald Eckert - who come together in this duo and develop programs of a very special kind.

 

In their first concert at this year's festival, the focus is on a single composer and a single work: the premiere of Stefan Streich's Gran Duo. It is the broad arcs, the proliferation of processes and states, of individual sounds and mixtures, of figures and surfaces, of static durations and dramatic developments that interest the composer. The music is a permanent in-between, a constant both-and: it jumps and glides between narrative figures and abstract textures, between clusters and tonalities, tone and noise. The instruments are often narrow and parallel, like a two-part solo instrument, and sometimes wide, like a mini orchestra. Opposites here are not contradictions, but rather two sides of the same coin.

 

Gran Duo is more of a colloid than a sound chemical solution. It is difficult to say whether the sounds are only distributed very finely or dissolve completely, whether the progressions are stringent or chaotic. The result, ideally, is a third one either way.

 

Gran Duo lasts approximately 80 minutes and consists of nine parts between three and 18 minutes.

  

 

Program:
  
Stefan Streich
Gran Duo (2021 – 2023) WP
for bassflute/flute and violoncello
I – II – III – IV
V
VI – VII – VIII
IX
 

Duo Reflexion K
Beatrix Wagner – flute 
Gerald Eckert – violoncello
 
 
 
 
 
© André Fischer/Klangwerkstatt Berlin

19.11.2023, 05.30 p.m.,

Klangwerkstatt Berlin, Festival für Neue Musik

Kunstquartier Bethanien, Studio 1

"Nachtbogen"

  

Focus Duo is a four-part festival series that exclusively presents purely instrumental duo compositions.

 

In the second concert by the Duo Reflexion K at the Klangwerkstatt Berlin 2023, two pieces confront each other. The polar approach focuses on the idea of ​​concentration. It is an evening of fragile sounds. Complex overtone mixtures and what is just audible explore the acoustic and architectural space. Perception oscillates between not-yet, presence and no-longer.
Composizione per flauto e violoncello (2017) is the name of the central 45-minute piece written by the Italian composer Emiliano Turazzi for the duo. The intentional fragility of the sounds, the uncertainty, creates enormous tension when listening, especially in the contrasts of dynamics and the alternation between static and impulsive sections. The music seems to arise “unpredictably” from the moment. Similar to Gerald Eckert's Duo Nachtbogen (2001): He works with sound states that, at the moment of their creation, already show a tendency to disappear - evanescent spaces between worlds.

 

 

Program:
  
Gerald Eckert
Nachtbogen (2001)
for flute and violoncello

Emiliano Turazzi
Composizione per flauto e violoncello (2017)
for flute and violoncello
 
 
Duo Reflexion K
Beatrix Wagner – flute 
Gerald Eckert – violoncello

 

 

 

 

© André Fischer/Klangwerkstatt Berlin

22.11.2023, 00:12 - 02:00 a.m.,

Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR 2)
 
 
broadcast of "Sopra di noi... (niente)" for orchestra by Gerald Eckert
Ensemble Reflexion K and guests
direction: Gerald Eckert
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

25.11.2023, 06.00 p.m.,

Artists Residence Eckernfoerde, Ottestr.1

Night of Music

"Alpha waves"

 
Music with Beatrix Wagner (flute) and Gerald Eckert (cello). Music for alert ears to be touched by the muse in a relaxed manner...
 
 
Program:
 

Gerald Eckert "Nachtbogen" (2001)

for flute and violoncello

 

Stefan Streich "Gran Duo" (2021 - 2023)

for flute and violoncello

 

 

 

 
Duo Reflexion K
   

Beatrix Wagner, Flöte

Gerald Eckert, Violoncello

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

© Olesia Saienko

 

 

 

 
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