Maryanne Amacher’s 1991 piece Petra was originally commissioned for the ICSM World Music Days in Boswil, Switzerland and performed by Amacher and renowned pianist Marianne Schroeder. Written for two pianos, Petra is a unique example of Amacher’s late work, a direct extension of her working methodologies for electronic compositions taken into an acoustic realm that alludes to the music of Giacinto Scelsi and Galina Ustvolskaya. In advance of the New York premiere of Petra Blank Forms & Yamaha Artists Services are pleased to invite you to a special concert with Marianne Schroeder & Stefan Tcherepnin performing the work of Giacinto Scelsi, Galina Ustvolskaya, Ivan Tcherepnin and a new composition by Stefan Tcherepnin.
Artistic director of the Giacinto Scelsi Festival in Basel, Marianne Schroeder is a Swiss composer and pianist specializing in the interpretation of New Music. She has collaborated with and premiered work by John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Dieter Schnebel, Anthony Braxton, Morton Feldman, Pauline Oliveros and Giacinto Scelsi, with whom she studied. She is currently a professor at Hochschule der Künste Bern, and has also taught at the International Summer Courses in Darmstadt.
Stefan Tcherepnin is an American electronic music performer, contemporary artist, and composer in fourth generation, continuing the family heritage of his great-grandfather Nicholas, grandfather Alexander, and father Ivan Tcherepnin. As a family friend of Amacher’s and a student of hers at Bard College he is uniquely qualified to navigate the labyrinth of Amacher interpretation.
RSVP to Cora Walters
With kind support from the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, Yamaha Artists Services and The Tin Man Fund.