22.03.2017 / 19:00
Nowa Kolonia
Al. Grunwaldzka 51, Gdańsk 
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Koncert realizowany ze środków własnych (Do It Anyway).
Organizator: Kolonia Artystów.  

Cornelius CARDEW (1936-1981)
Treatise, version for three performers (1963-1967)
{instead} ensemble:
Oleg Gudachev, clarinet, saxophone
Natalia Soloveva, melodica, voice
Elizaveta Akbalkan, violin, objects

Treatise is a musical composition by British composer Cornelius Cardew. Treatise is a graphic musical score comprising 193 pages of lines, symbols, and various geometric or abstract shapes that eschew conventional musical notation. Implicit in the title is a reference to the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, which was of particular inspiration to Cardew in composing the work. The score neither contains nor is accompanied by any explicit instruction to the performers in how to perform the work. Cardew worked on the composition from 1963 to 1967.

Although the score allows for absolute interpretive freedom (no one interpretation will sound like another), the work is not normally played spontaneously, as Cardew had previously suggested that performers devise in advance their own rules and methods for interpreting and performing the work. There are, however, almost infinite possibilities for the interpretation of Treatise that fall within the implications of the piece and general principles of experimental music performance in the late 1960s, including presentation as visual art and map-reading.

About ensemble

Founded in 2016 in St. Petersburg, {instead} ensemble is active in various facets of contemporary music.

The ensemble mainly explores three directions of musical activity: discovering and performing new music; compositions of mostly late 20th century (historical direction); collective improvisation. Our line-up is flexible to reflect the ideology of a given project., featuring musicians of various backgrounds (contemporary classical&experimental music, improvisation, live art performance etc.), which in turn influences the repertoire.

We have participated in concerts within the SoundArtLab project of the Baltic branch of State Contemporary Art Centre, the Fifth International St. Petersburg Cultural Forum, Musical Evenings at the Academy of Art, Sound Around Kaliningrad.

The ensemble has performed at various venues in St.Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Minsk, Moscow, Gdansk, and Hamburg, together with musicians such as Danil Akimov, Yaroslav Zemlyansky, Vladimir Kanatchikov, Darya Ponomareva, and joined the St. Petersburg Improvisers Orchestra to perform Spatial Composition #3 by Vladimir Gorlinsky.

The composers whose works have been premiered by {instead} ensemble include Anatoly Korolev, Daniil Pilchen, Svetlana Lavrova, Artur Zobnin, Ivan Abramov, Elina Lebedze, Dmitry Timofeev, Elizaveta Akbalkan, Alexandra Korableva, Oleg Gudachev, Natalia Solovieva, and Dmitry Shchukin.

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