Ars Electronica Home Delivery Live Stream Concerts

May – August 2020

In the course of Ars Electronica’s “Home Delivery Live Stream Concerts“, piano duo Maki Namekawa & Dennis Russell Davies played a series of 11 concerts in the Ars Electronica Center Piano Room in Austria with real time visualizations by Cori O’Lan. During the live stream concerts, there was an opportunity to interact with the performers via Skype or YouTube. Several programs featured conversations with prominent international guests like Laurie Anderson, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Kurt Schwertsik, Franz Xaver Ohnesorg, Charles Amirkhanian, Carol Low, Olivier Tambosi, Christiane Boesiger. The visualisations by the artist Cori O’Lan were not videos that were more or less synchronous to the music and it was also not the musicians playing to prefabricated material, they were jointly created together in the moment of the performance on the Bösendorfer Imperial SEUS computer grand piano.

Series Nr. 1 / Friday May 1. 2020

Maurice Ravel : “Ma mère l’Oye”
Ludwig van Beethoven : from the opera “Fidelio” – O namenlose Freude
real time visualizations by Cori O’Lan

Series Nr. 2 / Friday May 8. 2020

Philip Glass : Etude #11 & #12, #5 & #10
Philip Glass : Stokes for piano 4 hands
Philip Glass : Elergy for the present ( world premier )
Special guest : Philip Glass
real time visualizations by Cori O’Lan

Series Nr. 3 / Friday May 15. 2020

Igor Stravinsky / arr. for piano 4 hands by Dennis Russell Davies : Suite “Firebird”
Dmitri Shostakovich : Polka & Waltz
Special guest : Franz Xaver Ohnesorg ( Intendant Klavier-Festival Ruhr )
real time visualizations by Cori O’Lan

Series Nr. 4 / Friday May 22. 2020

Steve Reich : Piano Phase
J.S. Bach / transcribed for piano 4 hands by György Kurtag : Two Chorale Preludes
Claude Debussy : from “Six épigraphes antiques” Pour invoquer Pan, dieu du vent d’été
Special guest : Steve Reich
real time visualizations by Cori O’Lan

Series Nr. 5 / Friday May 29. 2020

Ludwig van Beethoven : 3 Marches
Arvo Pärt : Pari intervallo
Arvo Pärt : Hymn to a great city
J.S. Bach / transcribed for piano 4 hands by György Kurtag : Chorale Prelude “O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig”
Special guest : Charles Amirkhanian
real time visualizations by Cori O’Lan

Series Nr. 6 / Friday June 5. 2020

Philip Glass : Etude #5 &#10, #16 & #20
Philip Glass / arr. for piano 4 hands by Duo Namekawa – Davies : from the opera “The Voyage”
Philip Glass / arr. for piano 4 hands by Duo Namekawa – Davies : from the opera “Orphee” – Interludes
Special guests : Charles Amirkhanian & Carol Law
real time visualizations by Cori O’Lan

Series Nr. 7 / Friday June 12. 2020

W.A. Mozart / arr. for piano 4 hands by Alexander von Zemlinsky :
from the opera “Magic Flute”
Special guests : Olivier Tambosi & Christiane Boesiger
real time visualizations by Cori O’Lan

Series Nr. 8 / Friday June 19. 2020

John Cage : from “The Seasons”
John Cage : Suite for toy piano
John Cage : Experiences I for 2 pianos
Laurie Anderson : Song for Bob
Elliot Goldenthal : Gigue Diabolique
Special guest : Laurie Anderson
real time visualizations by Cori O’Lan

Series Nr. 9 / Friday June 26. 2020

“Kurt Schwertsik 85. Birthday !”
Kurt Schwertsik : “6 Macbeth” for piano 4 hands
1) Enter Three Witches
2) Something Wicked This Way Comes
3) All The Perfumes Of Arabia Will Not Sweeten This Little Hand
4) Fire Burn And Cauldron Bubble
5) Till Birnam Forest Come To Dunsinane
6) …The Wood Began To Move
Joep Beving : Midwayer & Hanging D
Ludwig van Beethoven / arr. for piano 4 hands by Alexander von Zemlinsky from the opera “Fidelio” – Euch werde Lohn in besseren Tagen
Guest visual artist : Gregor Woschitz
Special guest : Kurt Schwertsik
real time visualizations by Cori O’Lan

Series Nr. 10 / Friday July 14. 2020

Igor Stravinsky / arr. for piano 4 hands by Dennis Russell Davies :
“Firebird” – complete ballett version
W.A. Mozart / arr. for piano 4 hands by Alexander von Zeminsky
from the opera “Magic Flute” – Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja
real time visualizations by Cori O’Lan

Series Nr. 11 / August 23. 2020

“New York, NY”
John Cage : Suite for toy piano
John Cage : The Seasons
Philip Glass / arr. by Michael Riesman : from ” MISHIMA” ( excerpts )
Antoni Dvorak : slavonic dance op.46 – 8 for piano 4 hands
real time visualizations by Cori O’Lan