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American Concert Premiere of Beat Furrer's FAMA

May. 01, 2013

American Concert Premiere of Beat Furrer's <em>FAMA</em>

The Talea Ensemble’s US premiere performances of Beat Furrer’s FAMA on May 16 and 17 are the culminating events of the composer’s Talea residency in New York City this month. The Talea Ensemble immerses itself in Furrer's world throughout the week of May 13 with open rehearsals, lectures, in-concert discussions, performances of his chamber works, and of course the American concert premiere of Furrer’s masterpiece, “an aural theatre in eight scenes,” on May 16 and 17.

Scored for large ensemble, eight voices and actress, FAMA is performed at the Bohemian National Hall in New York, and features the vocalists of the Ekmeles ensemble and actress/singer Bo Chang.

FAMA was premiered in 2005 at the Donaueschingen Festival with Furrer conducting Klangforum Wien and the Stuttgart New Vocal Soloists. The work is an innovative new vision of opera, incorporating elements of stage and space as a function and element of the score. FAMA is based on the novella Fräulein Else by Arthur Schnitzler, and is supplemented with text by Lucretius and Carlo Emilio Gadda. In 2006, FAMA was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale, honoring Furrer’s visionary contribution to music theater.

Talea Ensemble presents an all-Furrer program at the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York on May 14. Featuring Lotófagos I for soprano and double bass, Lied for violin and piano, and the US Premiere of Studie for Piano, the program also includes a preview of Scene VI from FAMA.

For more information on Beat Furrer visit www.baerenreiter.com

To learn more about the Talea Ensemble programs visit www.taleaensemble.org 

Beat Furrer
FAMA (2004/2005)
aural theater in eight scenes
for large ensemble, eight voices (SSAATTBB) and actress
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50’ 

Lotófagos I (2006)
for soprano and double bass
7’ 

Lied (1993)
for violin and piano
12’ 

Studie für Klavier (2011)
for solo piano
7’

 

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