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Sara Mohr-Pietsch travels to the Ruhr region in Germany, European Capital of Culture 2010, to explore the new-musical culture of the former industrial heartland. A conurbation of 53 towns and cities in western Germany, the area has a thriving cultural scene within its post-industrial landscape.

Sara meets conductor Steven Sloane, artistic director for RUHR.2010, and composer Gerhard Staebler who has studied and worked in the area throughout its cultural regeneration.

Features music recorded at the 2010 Witten Days for New Chamber Music, from composers Adriana Holszky, Enno Poppe, G.F. Haas and Matthias Pintscher, and performed by Nova Vocal Ensemble, Klangforum Wien and ensemble recherche.

Adriana Hölszky - Die Hunde des Orion for eight voices (Première) 10:42
Nova Vocal Ensemble
Beat Furrer (director)

Enno Poppe - Speicher I (Première) 16:44
Klangforum Wien
Beat Furrer (director)

Extracts from...
Gerhard Staebler - Aufschlage
GuitArtist Quartett
CD: Maningo MR 0410
Track 12

Roland Dahinden - Action for Jackson for bass clarinet (Première) 8:30
Gareth Davis (bass and double bass clarinet)

Georg Friedrich Haas - AUS.WEG for eight instruments (Première) 18:29
Ensemble Recherche
Beat Furrer (director)

Matthias Pintscher - sonic eclipse for trumpet, horn and ensemble (Première) 33:17
Klangforum Wien
Anders Nyqvist (trumpet)
Christoph Walder (horn)
Beat Furrer (director)

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2 hours

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Sat 11 Sep 2010 23:00

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