After many joint artistic experiences, it was time for the two protagonists of the evening to initiate a project for electric guitar, amplified double bass and electronics, a combination of instruments that is so promising from a sound and performance point of view, and for which there is hardly any literature worth mentioning. The famous jazz standard »Alone Together« by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz was the inspiration for the title of the evening–although it will not be heard explicitly, it will play a role in the compositionally open improvisation sections of Christopher Trapani’s Holding Patterns, a work consisting entirely of loops, often aimless like spinning tops that spin in place waiting for a decisive push.
Sendung SWR2 JetztMusik
7. April 2022/21:05–22:00 Uhr
The works by Georges Aperghis, Clara Iannotta and Christopher Trapani are commissioned by Uli Fussenegger and Yaron Deutsch, financed by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung