As a hidden guest I will add some robotic spice to Terry Riley’s “In C”, which will be performed at the Volksbühne Berlin on the 16.02.2014 this weekend, together with Tyondai Braxton and Mouse on Mars.
“In C” is one of the famous minimalistic pieces from American composer Terry Riley who wrote the 40-minute piece in 1964. It is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of minimalist compositions and has probably never been played with robots, although minimalist compositions like these which are based on repetitive elements literally begs to be played with robotics!
The event at the Volksbühne is organized by the awesome people from Stargaze who arranged an overwhelming lineup of electronic, pop and classic musicians. Although some shows are already sold out you should not miss this!
An event describing what stargaze is and likes to do most, stargaze presents will take place from February 14-16th 2014 at and in collaboration with Volksbühne at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in our hometown Berlin. We are more than happy with the line-up which features worldpremieres and new collaborations between Berlin-based Ensembles and artists from Germany, United Kingdom and USA. Every evening consists of three concerts, ranging from the classical string-quartet to minimalist approaches, punk with choir to electronics. Our „signature“-piece In C by Terry Riley ends each evening, re-interpreted by selected artists.
Nils Frahm – 1000 Robota – stargaze – Mouse on Mars – Zafraan Ensemble – Holy Other – Cantus Domus – Tyondai Braxton – Pantha du Prince and The Bell Laboratory – Pekka Kuusisto and Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop – My Brightest Diamond
stargaze performs Bryce Dessner’s Aheym
Holy Other & Cantus Domus
Nils Frahm & stargaze perform Riley’s In C
stargaze performs Ben Shemie’s Positive Feedback
1000 Robota, stargaze & Cantus Domus
Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory perform Riley’s In C
Pekka Kuusisto, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop & André de Ridder perform Owen Pallett’s Violin Concerto
My Brightest Diamond & Zafraan Ensemble
Tyondai Braxton, Mouse on Mars & stargaze perform Riley’s In C