Flow, my Tears

The program Flow, my tears is built around the song of the same name by John Dowland (1533- 1626), a song that has been very popular over the centuries and has been used by several other composers as inspiration for new works. Also now a new shoot grows on this trunk. The Limburg composer Hans Kockelmans has written a work for spoken voice and electronics, which will have its premiere in Festival Vocallis. In this series of performances, the composer himself plays the Univox, a historical instrument from the early years of electronic music. In a sense, therefore, he is engaged in the historical performance practice of contemporary music. The provision of the electronics is in the hands of the Centre Henri Pousseur from Liege. The program presents 17th century music alongside contemporary music. It is accompanied by a visual equivalent in the form of double photographic portraits by the Liege artist Sophie Langohr. She juxtaposes photographs of 17th century apostle statues from the parish church of Eupen with contemporary portraits. Central to the concert is the song Flow, my Tears by John Dowland and the premiere of the composition of the same name by Limburg composer Hans Kockelmans. The program is completed by the Pavane Lacryme for recorder by Jacob van Eyck and the Toccata Prima for harpsichord by Girolamo Frescobaldi as well as their contemporary pendants with live electronics by Paul Pankert. With this project, the musicians of Ensemble88 and the Eupense KL-EX (Klangexperimente) want to break a lance for contemporary music and, together with Centre Henri Pousseur from Liège and Musica Impulscentrum for Music from Pelt (B), appeal to a broad and varied audience. To this end, Musica has developed a participatory project in which the listener himself goes in search of his own sound of tears. Tears of happiness, of emotion, (love) sorrow, joy, pain.... In an intimate chat box everyone can leave sounds of tears, but there will also be musical material to express everyone's feelings. A musician/artist will be present to provide inspiration. All these collected sounds and noises form the starting point for artist Pak Yan Lau for a sound installation that will visit several places and will be festively presented at the abbey site of Herkenrode (near Hasselt, B) under the name "Sound of Tears". Concertgoers are invited to help build this traveling sound installation.

Paul Pankert (*1965)                          Pavane (blokfluit & live-electronics)
John Dowland  (1553 – 1626):           Flow my tears (sopraan. klavecimbel)
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 – 1643): Il secondo libro di Toccate: Toccata Prima (klavecimbel)

Paul Pankert                                       Toccata (klavecimbel & live-elektronica)
Jacob van Eyck (1590 – 1657):          Pavane lachrymae (blokfluit)
Hans Kockelmans (*1956)                  nieuw werk  (sopraan & elektronica) – première

Els Crommen, sopraan
Claire Lecoq, klavecimbel
Ines Rasbach, blokfluit
Hans Kockelmans, Ondioline

Centre Henri Pousseur, live electronics

29 oktober 2021
20.00 uur
Cellebroedersgang 4, Maastricht

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29 October 2021




Cellebroedersgang 4, Maastricht

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