HPSCHD: Music Machine Eight Centuries Old

Thursday, 13.07.2021, 19:30
Forum, HfMT
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Livestream: YouTube

Bachelorprüfung von Elena Khurgina (Cembalo)
Klasse Prof. Menno van Delft und Prof. Carsten Lohff


What is a musical instrument?
Is it a perfect sound machine, an extension of the musician’s body, a tool to make art?
Or an art object in and of itself?

Or maybe the musician is an extension of the instrument’s body?
Who is the musician?
Are they an individual, an intermediary, or both?

Sometimes asking questions is even more exciting than finding out the answers.

Today we experiment.
We step aside and put a baroque instrument (or maybe even three) in the spotlight, exploring the sound of harpsichord in the 21st century.


Louis Andriessen (1939 – 2021)
“Overture to Orpheus” for Harpsichord, 1982

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
“Partite sopra la Romanesca” from Toccate e partite d’intavolatura di cimbalo, Libro primo (1615)

Claude-Bénigne Balbastre (1724-1799)
“La De Caze. Ouverture”
“La Castelmore. Air Champêtre” from Pièces de clavecin, Livre I, 1759

Víctor Ernesto Gutierrez Cuiza (*1991)
“Borra de Vidala” for Harpsichord, Sensor and Live Electronics, 2021

Francisco Correa de Arauxo (1584-1654)
“Tiento otro de tiple de quarto por elami, de diez y seis” from Libro de tientos y discursos de musica pratica, y theorica de organo , intulao facultad organica (Alcalа́ , 1626)

Ton Bruynèl (1934-1998)
“Schrootsonate” for harpsichord and soundtracks, 1990

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