thinking and intuition

What we see, and can see, is but shape and colour; what we hear, and can hear, is but names and sounds. How, then, can man pretend that shape and colour, names and sounds suffice to know the object? Hence: »he who knows, does not speak; he who speaks, does not know!«

(Chuang Tzu, 370-287 pr.n.št./BC)

concert 3rd concert
Wednesday, 5th December 2018 at 7 p.m., Concert hall of St. Francis Church - Koper

Georges-Emmanuel Schneider, violin (Switzerland) WWW

Michele Marelli, clarinets and electronic (Italia) WWW

Marco Accardi, electronics

PROGR concert M:

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928–2007): Aus den sieben Tagen: Richtige Dauern

Marc André (1964): »iv3« (2007-2008)
for clarinet
newfirst performance in Slovenia

Martino Traversa (1960): Red (2012)
for violin
newfirst performance in Slovenia

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928–2007): Harmonien, 5th hour from Klang, (2006)
for bass clarinet
newfirst performance in Slovenia

Vinko Globokar (1934): Kartomlin Croisé (2001)
for violin and live electronics

Michele Marelli (1978): CEFIXORAL (2018)
for clarinet, ghost clarinets and electronics
new premiere

Unsuk Chin (1961): Double Bind (2007)
for violin and electronics
newfirst performance in Slovenia

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928–2007):
Aus den sieben Tagen: Unbegrenzt

(Right Durations)
Play a sound
Play it for so long
until you feel
that you should stop
Again play a sound
Play it for so long
until you feel
that you should stop
and so on
when you feel
that you should stop
But whether you play or stop:
keep listening to the others
At best play
when people are listening
Do not rehearse

Play a sound
with the certainty
that you have an infinite amount of time and space
How late is it? How long does it last? How long will you stay? When
is it over?
Have you ever done anything with the CERTAINTY
- that is, without a shadow of a doubt –
that you have an infinite amount of time?
Without thinking about the end of a moment
the end of your strength,
the end of your interest,
the end of the patience of the others,
the end of the day and the night,
the end of your existence here,
the end of your life,
the end of time?

Do you know a way, through which you could arrive at this
Do you know how you can overcome death – which is fear?
Have you ever played without asking, how late it is?

With complete certainty.
How large am I? How large is my instrument?
Where are my limitations? Where are the limitations of my
How large is my room? How large is my house?
How large is my ground, our country, our Earth, our stars, our
How far do my tones carry?
Have you ever done anything with the CERTAINTY
that you have an infinite amount of space?
Without thinking about how far your body can reach,
the limitations of your instrument
the masonry floors ceilings of your house,
the walls hedges fences of your property,
the boundaries of your country, your continent,
our planet, our solar system?
Have you ever done anything with the certainty
that the space of your thinking, feeling, bargaining, remembering,
Do you know how to arrive at this certainty?
Do you know the way which leads out of the prison?
have you ever played without asking
where you are?
With complete certainty.
A sound
lives like YOU, like ME, like HE, like SHE, like IT.
Moves, stretches out and contracts.
Transforms itself, gives birth, begets, dies, is re-born.
Seeks – seeks not – finds – loses –
binds itself – loves – waits – hastens – comes and goes

Play a sound
with the certainty
that you have an infinite amount of time and space


Since the start of his musical career Georges-Emmanuel Schneider has steadily developed into a highly versatile artist. His range of repertoire is extremely diverse, with a particular emphasis on modernism and contemporary music, as well as jazz, improvisation, electronics and band playing. The French-Swiss violinist has enjoyed a busy concert life, performing as both soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe and worldwide. He studied for eight years with the esteemed pedagogue Ruggiero Ricci at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg. As a soloist he had an early interest in 20th century music and has performed works for violin and orchestra such as Frank Martin's “Polyptyque”, Alban Berg's “Chamber Concert” and Arvo Pärt's “Fratres”, amongst others. Georges has recorded several CDs; amongst them the CD Solo Sonatas with the label Classic Concert Records, containing a unique recording of Bartok's “Solo Sonata” in its original version. Highly praised by the international press, this recording was awarded a Resmusica “Clef” in 2011. He was a committed member of the OENM (Austrian Ensemble for New Music) for several years, until 2014. Since 2011 he has been a visiting Professor at such conservatoires as the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China Conservatory Beijing, Chinese Culture University Taipei and the Music University Zagreb. Georges has performed in venues including the Tonhalle Zürich, Konzerthaus Berlin, Konzerthaus Wien, Cadogan Hall London, LSO St. Luke's, Brucknerhaus Linz, KHS Hall Taipeh, Bâtiment des Forces Motrices Genève, National Concert Hall Dublin, Rudolfinum Prague, New York Metropolitan Museum, Kulturcasino Bern, Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern, amongst others. He has participated in festivals such as Salzburger Festspiele, Bregenzer Festspiele, Wien Modern, Ultraschall Festival Berlin, Salzburg Biennale, Shanghai New Music Week, Traiettorie Festival Parma, Festival Melos Ethos Bratislava, Biennale Koper, Unerhört! (Bayerischer Rundfunk), Festival Dialoge (International Mozarteum Foundation), Carinthischer Sommer, Sounds of Jazz Salzburg and Salzburger Jazzherbst. Georges is currently active as an electronic musician and has passed Max/MSP certifications at the IRCAM (Paris) in 2018. Some of the current season's highlights are the performance of Giacinto Scelsi's Anahit at the Scelsi Festival (Basel, 2018), the opening of TOMAK'S exhibition Posterboy of Antikunst with John Cage's Freeman Etudes (Graz, 2017) and Jürgen Grözinger's soundtrack for Acqua (violin, percussion and audio tape feeds), a ballet production of the Ulm Theatre directed by choreographer Roberto Scafati (2017/2018). Georges also released several productions including the classical/jazz fusion album Sound of a poem with singer Esther Kretzinger and classical label Gramola (Vienna, also available as a LP), Assassinous Act with the Kiel based producer Morgen Wurde and the ambient music label Time Released Sound (Oakland, California). Two new recordings involving electroacoustic music and free jazz are about to be released in 2018/2019 with Creative Sources Recordings (Lisbon).WWW

foto R. Masotti

Michele Marelli, who holds a Master degree in clarinet from the Conservatory of Alessandria with highest honors “summa cum laude”, a Master degree in Electronic music from the Conservatory of Latina and a degree in Modern Literature from the University of Turin, furthered his studies in England with Alan Hacker, in Germany with Suzanne Stephens and in France with Alain Damiens. Internationally acclaimed as a virtuoso of the basset horn and as one of the best contemporary music soloists of his generation, he is also active as a painter and as a composer. In october 2014 he has been awarded the prestigious Rubinstein Prize "una vita nella musica giovani" at the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice. He was a six-time winner of the Prize of the Stockhausen Stiftung für Musik, other prestigious international prizes he has been awarded include the First Prize at the International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition in Krakow, the Valentino Bucchi clarinet Competition in Rome, the Honorary Logos Award in Belgium, the "Master dei Talenti Musicali" award from the Fondazione CRT. As an 18-year-old he met Karlheinz Stockhausen, establishing a profound artistic relationship that lasted for more than a decade during which, chosen by the Maestro himself as soloist of his Ensemble, Marelli played World Premières under his instruction and guidance and recorded 3 CDs for the Stockhausen Complete Edition. He performed as soloist in renowned Festivals and concert halls such as: Biennale di Venezia, Tanglewood Festival, Berliner Philharmonie, Wiener Konzerthaus, Théâtre de la Ville, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Milano Musica and as soloist with orchestras such as Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, SWR Symphonie Orchester, Maggio Fiorentino, Orchestra Verdi, Hilversum Filharmonik.Marelli holds regular master classes and seminars on the interpretation of contemporary music at European and American Universities.He works with the most important composer of our time, such as: Karlheinz Stockhausen, Helmut Lachenmann, György Kurtàg, Marco Stroppa, Ivan Fedele, Vinko Globokar, Franco Donatoni, Sylvano Bussotti, Salvatore Sciarrino. His Cds, released by Decca Classics, become reference recordings and have been awarded many prizes by international press and critics such as the ICMA Nomination (International classical music awards), 5 Diapason in France, 5 stars of Musica, 5 of Amadeus. He is Professor of clarinet at the Conservatory of Foggia. He is a Selmer Paris and a Buffet-Crampon Paris official artist. WWW


Marco Accardi (1989) is a multidisciplinary artist and teacher based in Berlin. With a BA in Electronic Music, taken at the “Conservatory V. Bellini di Palermo” with the highest honors, he works in the field of electro-acoustic music, dance-theater, audio-visual performances and installations. As member of MiniM Ensemble, since 2012, he develops softwares and does live electronics for electro-acoustic music pieces by K. Stockhausen, L. Berio and L. Garau. As well as he has curated the installation of an acousmonium of 33 loudspeakers at “Festival di Musica Contemporanea di Cagliari” in 2014 and 2015. He has given lectures about electro-acoustic music and programming at University and Conservatory in Italy. Between the years 2015 and 2016 he has worked with “Teatro Zappalà Danza” as composer and performer. In 2017 he got involved in the GAU Company as sound designer, composer, performer and engineer. He has worked also with independent choreographers, presenting his works at Romaeuropa Festival (2016) and in several cities in Italy. In 2018, as sound designer, he has participated at Kyiv Lights Festival (UA). As live electronics performer he has played alongside Georges-Emmanuel Schneider at Spektrum in Berlin and at the “Musik Hochschule für Musik und Theater” in Munich (DE). As an audio-visual performer he has played at CTM Festival in Berlin (DE) and at LPM in Rome (IT). As an EDM producer, he has released his music for label like Subaltern, CueLine, Surfase, Version Collective and Instigate. He has also performed his music in Italy, Germany, Denmark, United Kingdom and Portugal. Currently he teaches in Berlin sound design and visual art in form of private lessons and workshops. WWW