nikola lutz

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Tárogató Reflections


Nikola Lutz - Tárogató
Remmy Canedo - electronics

The tárogató is a folk instrument of Eastern European origin. Its sound is rich and could be characterized as being more wooden in quality than a saxophone yet more forceful than a clarinet. To date the tárogató has mostly been used in Hungarian and Romanian folk music. Since her first contact with the instrument in 2013, Nikola Lutz has intensely investigated its possibilities for New Music. The project Tárogató Reflections forms the initial culmination of this engagement over the years. She has been able to arouse the curiosity of composers through the unexplored sound world of the tárogató, and she is now working on establishing literature for it.

In the premier concert of Tárogató Reflections, the instrument will be accompanied by multichannel electronic sounds. The composers Lorenzo Romano, Giorgio Colombo Taccani, Joseph Michaels, Nicola Sani, Malte Giesen, and Nikola Lutz will take advantage of the freedom to newly define the yet unknown potential of the instrument in various ways - an adventure whose results are sure to be exciting. Tárogató Reflections is the search for the identity of a young instrument as well as our own identity in an increasingly globalized culture.

Friday, 11/18/2016
7:00 pm
Fruchtkasten im Landesmuseum
Schillerplatz 1
70173 Stuttgart
tickets € 5,- / erm 3,-

thanks for support to:
Stadt Stuttgart
Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg
Italienisches Kulturinstitut Stuttgart