Lecture 2: The Music of Helmut Lachenmann

Prof. Ming Tsao, Gøteborg in collaboration with the Arne Nordheim Centre for Artistic Research.

  • Onsdag 1. mars 2017
  • 19.00
  • Auditoriet
  • Gratis


The music of Helmut Lachenmann offers a direction toward renewing the idea of lyric in contemporary music. His music engages with the rhetorical aspects of expressionist music that are always placed in a dialectical tension with music’s materiality and noise. Most students have listened to the music of Lachenmann but remain unfamiliar with some of his central ideas around Klangtypen (sound types), Strukturklang (structure-sound), aura and a musique concrete instrumentale.

I will discuss these ideas in relationship to his string quartet Gran Torso.