Corwin Series Concert: Wilfried Jentzsch

Event Date: 

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:30pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Karl Geiringer Hall (UCSB)

Event Price: 

Admission is free.

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
As part of the Corwin Series, Wilfried Jentzsch presents a multi-channel acousmatic concert (inspired by Gamelan music) on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. Admission is free. Born in 1941, Wilfried Jentzsch studied composition in Dresden and Berlin, and electronic music in Cologne. From 1976 to 1981 he studied with Xenakis in Paris obtaining a doctorate in musical aesthetics and concurrently conducting research in digital sound synthesis at IRCAM and CEMAMu. He was professor of composition in Dresden from 1993 to 2006. A member of ISCM and a founding member of DEGEM, he was composer in residence in Columbus/Ohio and Brussels, as well as in Bourges, Paris and Karlsruhe, where he received international composition prizes. He has been invited to numerous music festivals worldwide.
The concert will present four works of mine, each with a different focus. Paysages G uses only the scales Pelog/Slendro and transforms them by frequency-compression. Trance is a composition based on various methods of sound transformation, whereas experiments in sound synthesis (cross synthesis) was a focus in another work, Dream of B. Finally, the sound material of Ritual is a narration recorded during the Full-Moon-Ceremony in Bali. Transforming the voices together with the manner of their speaking into electroacoustic sounds was the composer's central interest in this composition. 
Paysages G (Paris, 1980/81) 
Trance or Lamento di Bali (ZKM Karlsruhe, 2003) 
Dream of B (GRM Paris, 2007) 
Ritual of B (World Premiere SB, 2017) 
Wilfried Jentzsch