Composition for tabla solo and live electronics

Stefen Keller’s peformance and premier


JAN 14.   18:00

BMC, Könyvtár

1093 Budapest, Mátyás u. 8.

Stefan Keller – Tabla

Horia Dumitrache – clarinet

Keresztes Szabolcs – electronic instruments

Stefan Keller: Prelude (5 min.)

immer da (14 min.)

Phoenix (15 min.) – presentation by and discussion with S. Keller

‘In 2011 Stefan Keller told me that if he needed to suddenly move out of his apartment, he could do it in one day. To my surprised question – in which the character of a traditional sheet music and book collector appeared – as to what would happen with his sheet music, books and other things, he simply replied: he does not possess any of those. Everything he owns is on his computer. He only had to take that and his tablas – all of his material belongings.’

Balázs Horváth

His self-introduction at the Transparent Sound Festival showcases these valuables through the compositions: the concert involves clarinet-electronics and tabla-electronics duos, Keller presents himself as a composer as well as a performer. He will play on the tabla, paired with live electronics. All electronic sounds are cooperating with his tabla playing in a very organic way, since the sounds of the tabla are controlling the computer-driven electronic sounds.  After the concert we will talk with the composer, discussing with him the performed pieces.