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2012

"Music By, For & Against John Cage"
A celebration of Cages’ 100th birthday in 2012!

An eccentric, all new, evening of solo pieces!

Four pieces by Cage & four by Moss as homage
& attacks on Cage's aesthetics and ideas!

At once a loving tribute and a tickle to one of the giants of 20th century
music — with electronics, objects, voice, stories and percussion!

Some people think this program is a little scandalous, but so was Cage.

John and I met many times, at his concerts and mine from 1980 to 1990. Each time
I heard him perform or talk I learned something more about the concept of “human play”. And it was always a surprise and a pleasure to hear his energetic laughter announcing a moment in my performance that he especially liked. I was honored when he mentioned in Geneva, in 1990, that my voice reminded him of Demetrio Stratos”. — David Moss, Berlin, June 2011

This program will be performed ONLY in 2012, the year of Cage’s 100th birthday.


For more information on the program, pieces, technical requirements, booking and fees, please send a mail from the contact-page of the website.



 

2011

Feb. 4: Rome, Italy; soloist in Frank Zappa orchestra project at the Contemporanea Festival; Jonathan Stockhammer, conductor

Feb 12: Berlin; performance of New Babel Choir; art opening at Kindlbrauerei Gallery, Neukölln

Feb 19/20: LODZ. Poland; Philharmonic hall: solo & workshop/seminar

March 11: Pisa, Italy: Premiere of "Many More Voices" at Fosfeni Festival; a collaboration with Tempo Reale, Florence

April 16: Berlin; performance of New Babel Choir as part of the Long Night of the Opera: a Neukölln parade

May 7: Glasgow, Scotland, UK: Soloist in premiere of Helmut Oerring's "POEndulum"; with the BBC Orchestra under Ilan Volkov

May 11-15: Umea, Sweden; MADE FESTIVAL: with Denseland and Technologies and Sam Auinger

May 20: Rotterdam, Holland; Operadagen Festival; leading a choir of 300 people to open the festival

June 10-12: Ravenna/Florence, Italy; in Daniele Lombardi's Divina.com event

June 17/18: Barcelona, Spain; Denseland in the SONAR FESTIVAL

August: Vienna, Austria; artist-in-residence for TONSPUR program

September 1-10: Caen, France; premiere of QUEEN BEE, music- theater by Jean Lambert Wild and Jean-Luc Therminarius

September 15: Brussels, Belgium; premiere of new SONGS project with Salome Kammer at KLARA FESTIVAL

September 17-19: Gent Belgium: 3 performances, Flanders Festival

October 12-15: Vienna, Austria; solo at aNOther Festival

October 20: Essen, Germany: Zappa project with Bochum Symphoniker, Steven Sloane, conductor
November 1-5: Copenhagen, Denmark; "The Table of Earth" theater piece by Moss, at Wundergrund Festival

December 10-18: Brussels, Belgium; Institute for Living Voice, session #15 (focus on Brazil); with Europalia Festival

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FALL 2009

Sept. 3: Mondsee, Austria, Mondsee Festival; performance of "The Bells", by/with Stefan Litwin

Sept. 8: Berlin, Hauptbahnhof; duo performance, DESOLAT, with Susanne Betancor; part of Ohrenstrand Mobile project

Sept. 14: Berlin, FU conference. "The Future of Classical Music"; Institut für Theaterwissenschaft

Sept. 26: Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt; performance with Arto Lindsay and chorus

Oct. 19: Paris, Centre Pompidou, 2009 Festival of Art; opening night solo premiere of "Voix Intime:Extreme

Oct. 29: Berlin, Sophiensaele; performance in Fast Forward's "Musique a la Mode"

Nov. 5: Utrecht, Netherlands, voice workshop, as part of Yo! Opera Festival 2009 (www.yo-opera.nl)

Nov. 12/13: Stavanger/Bergen, Norway: performances of Frank Zappa's "The Adventures of Greggery Peccary" with the Stavanger Symphony under Steven Sloan

Nov. 24-26: Hamburg, Germany, voice workshop, as part of the Klangwerktage Festival (www.klangwerktage.de)

Nov. 28-Dec. 6: Gent, Belgium, voice workshop, as part of the Institute for Living Voice, session #13, at Vooruit Art Center (www.instituteforlivingvoice.be)

2010 PREVIEW:
Feb. 11-13: Monza, Italy;directing Provokalia chorus workshop & presentation; performing solo concert

March 4-13: Antwerp, Belgium; voice workshop as part of the Institute for Living Voice, session #14, at DeSingel

May 28- June 6: Rotterdam, Holland; voice workshop and premiere of "Century Songs" project (Moss, artistic director), as part of the Institute for Living Voice, session #15, inside OPERADAGEN FESTIVAL

2011 PREVIEW:
March: Glasgow, Scotland, UK: Soloist in premiere of Helmut Oerring's
"Poendulum"; with the BBC Orchestra under Ilan Volkov

May: Brussels, Belgium; performance in "Surrogate Cities", with orchestra, as part of the Heiner Goebbels festival



NEWS- 2008

September 10; Museum Vostell, Malpartida, Spain: solo

Sept 17-19: Univ. of N.C., Chalel Hill: "The Bells" by S. Litwin & Master-Class

Sept. 20: Berlin: soloist in Schoenberg's "Ode to Napoleon" with Stefan Litwin, piano and the Munich Chamber Orchestra

Sept 27: Osnabrueck, Germany: Choir performance for 200 voices; solo performances; 9 events for Choirs around the City (all as part of the "Osnabrueck Sings" & "Niedersächsischen Musiktag" festival)

October 3: Krems, Austria: solo in Strange Music festival

Oct. 16: Berlin: Moss appointed as Fellow to the newly opened "International Research Center for the Interweaving of Performance Cultures", Berlin

October 23/24/25 and Nov 12/13: Berlin, Ballhaus Ost: performing in new theater piece by Andreas Tiedemann, "Starship".

Oct. 28/29: Muelheim, Germany: performing in new theater piece by Andreas Tiedemann, "Starship".

Nov. 4 & 8: Copenhagen: Wundergrund Festival: 4th with Henning Christiansen; 8th with "Denseland" trio

Nov. 11: Rome: in Daniele Lombardi's "Divina.com"
Nov. 18-23: Tel Aviv: various projects

December 5-7: Budapest: solo concert and workshop in "Making Waves Festival"
Dec. 9: Frankfurt: Moussonturm: solo for Rundfunk


2007 Highlights:

FLASH --- FLASH --- FLASH --- FLASH --- FLASH

Sept 19, 2007: TRANSART FESTIVAL, Bolzano, Italy: Premiere of “David Lunaire”
–- David Moss sings “Pierrot Lunaire”, by Arnold Schoenberg – re-set for the 21st century with electronics, percussion, objects, video, and additional texts; performed by the Alter Ego Ensemble of Rome; at the TransArt Festival Bolzano
(a second performance of “David Lunaire is scheduled for December 12, at the Taktlos Festival, Bern, Switzerland).

March 24 (to April 3): Institute for Living Voice session #9 in Buenos Aires, Argentina; with workshops and concerts by master-singers/teachers Joan La Barbara, Paul Dutton, Omar Ebrahim, Lia Ferenese, Tran Quang Hai, David Moss, Morton Subotnick; at Teatro Colon.

May: Duo with Frank Schulte at Köln Triennale (date to be announed)

June 13, Hamburg: Moss sings Schoenberg. David Moss’ premiere as soloist in Schoenberg’s “Ode to Napoleon”; with Ensemble Resonanz, conducted by Peter Rundel

June 18/20 Heidelberg/Saarbrücken: Moss sings Litwin. The official premiere “The Bells”, by Stefan Litwin, for piano and voice; piano, Stefan Litwin; text Edgar Allen Poe

Sept.1, Liechtenstein: Moss sings Moss; and a new “Voices” project and Provokalia Choir are curated by Moss for new opening of the TAK theater.

Sept. 15, Innsbruck, Austria: “Hometown” live sound performance by Sam Auinger, Johannes Strobl, Michael Moser, David Moss

Sept. 28 (to Oct. 8): Institute for Living Voice session #9 in Stavanger, Norway; with workshops and concerts by master-singers/teachers Meredith Monk, Mari Boine, Maja Ratkje, Gidon Saks, Viviane de Muynck and more...

October, Caligari, Sardinia: Premiere of film/music project by composer/performer Dario Piludi (date to be announced)

November: Release of “Blood, Muscles, Air”, a CD/booklet compilation project from Sonic Arts Network, curated by David Moss

November 23, Linz, Austria: “Hometown” live sound performance by Sam Auinger, Johannes Strobl, Michael Moser, David Moss

2008 Highlights - Preview:
Feb. 2 & 3, Berlin: The Berlin Philharmonic and 200 young dancers perform a special version of Heiner Goebbels’ orchestra work, “Surrogate Cities”; conducted by Sir Simon Rattle; with soloists Jocelyn B. Smith and David Moss

March 15, Den Haag, Netherlands: Heiner Goebbels’ orchestra work, “Surrogate Cities”; with soloists Jocelyn B. Smith and David Moss
April, London: The English National Opera presents a new production of Olga Neuwirth’s “Lost Highway” (based on the David Lynch movie); libretto by Elfriede Jelinek; directed by Diane Paulus; electronics, surround and media by Markus Noisternig; with David Moss as Mr. Eddy (dates to be announced)


Selected events in 2006:

  • Feb. 24: Soloist in Heiner Goebbels' "Surrogate Cities", for the Stockholm New
    Music Festival; with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic (the only 2006 performance of "SC")

  • March 31: solo concert in Festival Archipel & Roaratorio Festival, Geneva

  • April 1: solo concert in series Voci Audaci, Ascona, Switizerland

  • May 2: soloist & narrator in Carla Bley's "Escalator over the Hill",
    Philharmonie, Essen, Germany (only performance of EOTH!)

  • May 4, 11, 12, 13: soloist in "Violet Subjects", music-theater by director,
    David Hermann (music of Mozart); Konzerthaus, Berlin, Germany

  • May 15-17: Special guest of the Radio Biennale, Mexico City, Mexico
    (concert, seminar and workshop)

  • June 11: solo concert at STIMMEN festival, Ettiswil (near Lucerne), Switzerland

  • June 24-July 2: 8th session of the Institute for Living Voice, in Marseille, France
    (in collaboration with GRIM and Montevideo);
    see the ILV website at www.instituteforlivingvoice.be for more info

  • Sept 23-25: Essen, Germany: "Einfach, eben: so" - world premiere of a new music-theater performance by Hans Peter Kuhn, Stefan Kurt, Junko Wada, and David Moss (with Michael Rodach, guitar; Martin Klingeberg, brass), as part of the 2006 Ruhr Triennale; for more information contact: www.ruhrtriennale.de

  • Sept. 22: Paris: "The Adventures of Greggery Peccary" by Frank Zappa, performed by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, conducted by Peter Eotvos; David Moss, soloist; the only 2006 performance of this sonic adventure; contact:

  • Oct. 20: Groningen, Netherlands: "Surrogate Cities", with the Noord Nederlands Orkester; soloists: Jocelyn B. Smith and David Moss; as part of the festival around Heiner Goebbels & Sofia Gubaidulina; for more info contact: www.noordnederlandsorkest.nl

  • Nov. 26, 29, 30 & Dec.1-3: Münster, Germany: "Orpheus Audio Splatter", a monologue with David Moss; music-theater by Andreas Tiedemann, artistic director of Ohrpilot productions; contact: http://www.ohrpilot.de/

2005:

  • Latest News:
    Fall: Nicholas Broadhurst, David Moss, Markus Noisternig, Olga Neuwirth, Andrew Watts develop a new music-theater performance based on J. G. Ballard's classic future fantasy, "Crash".

  • Sept. 16: Premiere of "VOX BOX 20/21", for solo voice; commissioned by the Museum Ritter, near Stuttgart, Germany

  • Oct. 9/11: Solo concerts in Moscow and St. Petersburg for the Long Arms Festival, in memory of Nick Dimitriev

  • Oct. 12: Solo performance in LEM Festival, Barcelona (organized by Eduard Escoffet of Proposta)

  • October: Opening of "Hard Disc Storage", David Moss' first sound/art installation; in Gelbe Musik, Berlin (for exact dates of opening and duration, consult this page as of Sept. 1 2005)


  • June 7, Berlin: Killa Kela met David Moss
    The first meeting of mulitvocalist (human beat box) Killa Kela and David Moss; at Hau 2; as part of Paul Plamper's Hoerspiel-Central series. This is a rare chance to hear two extremely different vocalists in their unique solo work AND in a world-premiere duet.

  • June 9, Liechtenstein: at KunstMuseum Liechtenstein. A major new exhibition of artworks around the theme of games and game-playing, "Faites vos jeux!" was inaugurated with a special solo performance by Moss.
  • On March 5, "Before Time Begins" was premiered as the opening event of the MaerzMusik festival and the ILV session in Berlin before an audience of 800. "Before Time Begins" was a new piece for massed voices Moss composed as a co-commission from the Berlin Festspiele and the Institute for Living Voice. With 55 singers and non-singers from all around Berlin, the performance of "Before Time Begins" was a vocal powerhouse that surprised everyone. [see "Provokalia Choirs", under Current Projects for more info on these live choir performances]

  • The 7th session of the Institute for Living Voice took place in Berlin from March 4-13 as part of the MaerzMusik Festival and the Berliner Festspiele. This session featured 7 workshops attended by 70 participants from 10 countries and concerts by Andrew Watts, Nicholas Isherwood, Madalena Bernardes, Michiko Hirayama, David Moss, Arto Lindsay, and Chris Mann. ILV #8 will take place in Spring 2006 [check this space and www.instituteforlivingvoice.be for further info]

  • Moss leads a workshop for actors and film-makers and directors at the RITS School for the Arts in Brussels at the end of April.

  • Performances of "Surrogate Cities", by Heiner Goebbels, continue in 2005.
    The full evening orchestra work (with texts by Paul Auster, Heiner Müller, and
    Hugo Hamilton) features Moss and Jocelyn B. Smith as soloists:
    in May with the Aarhus Philharmonic, Aarhus, Denmark
    in September at the VENICE BIENNALE 2005, opening concert

  • After an amazing performance for the 5th Annual Conference of the Nobel
    Peace Prize Laureates in Stazione Termini in Rome last November
    , Andrea Molino's
    "CREDO", for orchestra, voice soloist and video, goes to Australia as the opening
    event of the Queensland Biennial Music Festival, Brisbane; July.

  • Moss' second trip to Korea comes at the invitation of Marek Choloniewski,
    artistic director of Audio Art Festival, Krakow/Seoul: a solo performance at
    the 2nd Annual Korean Audio Art Festival, Seoul, Korea; August.

  • The Ensemble Modern's Frank Zappa project. "Greggery Peccary and Other
    Persuasions"
    continues to be invited around the world. After a Taipei performance in the Taiwan New Music Festival and winning a German CD prize in 2004, the Zappa project pulses onward, with Moss and Omar Ebrahim as vocal soloists; to Baden-Baden in November.

2006/2007:

  • In February, "Surrogate Cities", Heiner Goebbels' full-evening orchestra piece for amplified orchestra, sampler and vocal soloists will have it's premiere in Sweden as part of the Stockholm New Music Festival; performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by B. Tommy Andersson , with Jocelyn B. Smith and David Moss, vocal soloists.


  • In planning: Pierrot LunaiRE:Remix, a collaboration with the Alter Ego
    ensemble of Rome
    . This will be a radical new production of Arnold Schoenberg's
    1912 classic, including electronics, percussion, and voice and instrumental
    loops. Alter Ego is well known for its unique music festival, "Come to Daddy",
    in which they pair composers and DJs, and commission new music mixed with
    high-tech media. The premiere of Pierrot LunaiRE:Remix is planned for Rome,
    with a European tour to follow.

  • Sam Auinger (sound artist, composer, theater-maker, visual artist) and Moss
    have talked about working together since they met in Berlin through the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program. Auinger is now creating a multi-media opera, "The Man Made of Rain", based on the prose-poem of Brendan Kennelly, and has invited Moss to play one of the two featured roles. The premiere is scheduled for 2007at the Bruckner Haus, Linz, Austria.
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