CONCERT OPENING PERFORMANCE ORCHESTRA & PHAERENTZ
ms2, Ogrodowa 19, cafe Awangarda
Friday, 9 June 2017, admission free
The concert accompanies ENRICO PRAMPOLINI. FUTURISM, STAGE DESIGN AND THE POLISH AVANT-GARDE THEATRE
"In antiquity, life was nothing but silence". It was nothing but this statement, this quotation from the introduction to The Art of Noises manifesto by Italian futurist Luigi Russolo, that inspired Opening Performance Orchestra to start contemplating their own music contribution to the futurist theme.
On the occasion of the opening of Enrico Prampolini. Futurism, Stage Design and the Polish Avant-garde Theatre the ensemble will perform The Futuristic Soirée – a piece for three intonarumoris, experimental musical instruments invented by Luigi Russolo at the beginning of 20th century. During the performance the intonarumori’s music will be mixed with extracts from futuristic manifests by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and Balilla Pratella.
Opening Performance Orchestra is a seven-membered ensemble moving within a large genre span – from 20th century electronic thrusts of the musical avant-garde as far as contemporary Japanese noise music. The ensemble´s own work is based on the so called fraction music, when the initial sound is digitally destroyed, fractured, and uncompromisingly rid of all its original attributes in the sense of the credo „no melodies – no rhythms – no harmonies“. The results are original compositions (such as Spring Ceremony or Fraction Music, Evenfall, Creeping Waves) as well as reinterpretations of other composers’ work that the ensemble feels to be in the same vein – like Inspirium Primum, referring to the material by Hiroshi Hasegawa, a Japanese noise music representative, Re:Broken Music, based on destroyed music of a Czech Fluxus artist Milan Knížák, Chess Show, as a distinctive John Cage reminiscence, Perceived Horizons, a tribute to musique concrète, or the futuristic The Noise of Art and The Futuristic Soirée.
Opening Performance Orchestra, guest: Phaerentz
Futuristic Soiree (2015), acoustic version, duration approx. 30 minutes
for three intonarumori and two narrators
musical concept & intonarumori by Opening Performance Orchestra, narration by Phaerentz