Friday, November 28th, 2014, 20.30 LUKAS SCHISKE -  Percussion Works by Peter Ablinger and James Tenney LUKAS SCHISKE Born in Vienna in 1962, Lukas Schiske trained as a percussionist at the University of Music in Vienna,  later specialising in new music. He has been a founding member of Klangforum Wien since 1985. He has  worked with a variety of ensembles and orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra,  the RSO-Sinfonieorchester, the Wiener Symphoniker and the Wiener Staatsopernorchester, as well as  various chamber music formations. He has also worked in wider areas such as Jazz, Rock and Theatre  and participated as a soloist in prestigious music festivals at home and abroad. He has participated in  numerous television, radio and CD performances. [] Peter Ablinger: Weiss/Weisslich 31e (2002) Concert Installation with 8 Glass Tubes Peter Ablinger was born in Schwanenstadt, Austria in 1959. He first studied graphic arts and became  enthused by free jazz. He completed his studies in composition with Gösta Neuwirth and Roman  Haubenstock-Ramati in Graz and Vienna. Since 1982 he has lived in Berlin, where he has initiated and  conducted numerous festivals and concerts. In 1988 he founded the Ensemble Zwischentöne. In 1993 he  was a visiting professor at the University of Music, Graz. He has been guest conductor of 'Klangforum  Wien', 'United Berlin' and the 'Insel Musik Ensemble'. Since 1990 Peter Ablinger has worked as a freelance  musician. Since 2013 research professor at the University Huddersfield. James Tenney: Maximusic (1965)  Maximusic gehört zu der zwischen 1965 und 1971 entstandenen Werkserie Postal Pieces und ist dem  Perkussionisten und späteren Klanginstallationspionier Max Neuhaus gewidmet. 1) Soft roll on large cymbal; constant, resonant, very long.  2) Sudden loud, fast improvisation on all the other (percussion) instruments.  3) Same as (1), but now inaudible until all the other sounds have faded; continue  ad lib but not as long as (1) or (2), then let the cymbal fade out by itself.   [James Tenney, 6/16/65] James Tenney (1934–2006) was born in Silver City, New Mexico, and grew up in Arizona and Colorado,  where he received his early training as a pianist and composer. He attended the University of Denver,  the Juilliard School of Music, Bennington College, and the University of Illinois. His teachers and  mentors have included Eduard Steuermann, Chou Wen-Chung, Lionel Nowak, Carl Ruggles, Lejaren  Hiller, Kenneth Gaburo, Edgard Varèse, Harry Partch, and John Cage. A performer as well as a composer  and theorist, he was co-founder and conductor of the Tone Roads Chamber Ensemble in New York City  (1963–70). He was a pioneer in the field of electronic and computer music, working with Max Mathews  and others at the Bell Telephone Laboratories in the early 1960s to develop programs for computer  sound-generation and composition. He has written works for a variety of media, both instrumental and  electronic, many of them using alternative tuning systems. He was the author of several articles on  musical acoustics, computer music, and musical form and perception, as well as two books. He taught  at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, the University of California, and at York University in Toronto,  where he was named Distinguished Research Professor in 1994. His last position was the Roy E. Disney  Family Chair in Musical Composition at the California Institute of the Arts. His music is published by  Sonic Art Editions and the Canadian Music Centre, and is distributed by them and by Frog Peak.  Recordings are available from Artifact, col legno, CRI, Hat(now)ART, Koch International, Mode,  Musicworks, New World, Nexus, oodiscs, SYR and Toshiba EMI, among others. []
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