Zimmerlin-Stoffner-Meier (CH) + Hodiernal Quartet (NL)
This Swiss trio (Alfred Zimmerlin: cello, Flo Stoffner: guitar, David Meier: drums) rely on spontaneity, daring and a delicate feel for what the music offers in the moment. The goal is to create an atonal, expressive chamber music that often serves as an interplay breathing between density and lightness. Expect all preconceived musical notions to be jettisoned.
Ho-di-er-nal: (hdn()l,hdn()l/) adj. of or relating to the present day
The Hodiernal Quartet is a non-traditional string quartet comprised of Belemir Baran (violin), Orestis Willemen (guitars), Alfian Adytia (cello), and Cody Takács (electric and double bass). Founded in 2016 in Den Haag, this string quartet is devoted to performing works written solely by living composers including original compositions of their own. Thus far, they have collaborated with young composers including David Azaglo, Lise Morrison, and Berk Özdemir and have also performed works by Louis Andriessen and Jukka Tiensuu. With a repertoire ranging between traditional and graphic scores, fixed and improvised music, acoustic and amplified, and multi-media works, The Hodiernal Quartet likes to push the sonic boat out.
Programme WORM 21/06/2018:
-Lauge Dideriksen – “In Media Res”
-Paolo Griffin – “Liminal Luminosity”
-Lise Morrison – “L’esprit de l’escalier”
-Aino Tenkanen – “Follow Me!”
-Jukka Tiensuu – “Rubato”