Bodensee Festival 2018

Bodensee Festival 2018

I’m writing this blog while I’ve settled nicely in the South of Germany for the annual Bodensee Festival. I will be Artist-in-Residence at this year’s festival alongside Russian pianist Dmitry Masleev, and I’ve curated seven events and will collaborate with various Russian & local musicians. Performances will be in venues all around the beautiful Lake Constance, including legendary techno club ‘Douala’ and Tettnang Castle. This year, the festival will celebrate Russian music with a host of guest artists from Europe and Russia performing everything from classic Russian works to challenging new music and exciting club nights. Despite all the political hiccups that have grabbed the headlines recently, I hope this festival will show how culture can transcend such difficult situations and inspire audiences.

With so much happening during the three weeks, here’s a quick digest of the concerts and events I will be performing in and/or feature some of my chamber music works.

 


8th May – String Quartet No.2 | Performed by Atrium Quartet – Neues Schloss, Rittersaal, Tettnang

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Atrium Quartet

One of the most inspiring, dynamic and charismatic ensembles on the musical scene, the award-winning Atrium Quartet will perform Gabriel’s String Quartet No.2 alongside the rarely performed quartets of Arensky and Rachmaninov.

Arenski: String Quartet No.2 in A minor Op. 35
Gabriel Prokofiev: String Quartet No.2
Rachmaninov: String Quartet No.2 in G minor
Shostakovich: String Quartet No.8 in C minor Op.110


9th May – Nonclassical Club Night | Gabriel Prokofiev as DJ with Mathias Johansen (cello), Caroline Wüst (clarinet), Atrium Quartet
Casino Kulturraum, Friedrichshafen

The first of two Nonclassical club nights takes place at the Casino Kulturraum, where Gabriel will be performing DJ sets and live remixes throughout the night alongside performances by the Atrium Quartet, Caroline Wüst and Mathias Johansen, including some of my chamber works.

SET 1:

Gabriel Prokofiev: String Quartet No.2
Stravinksy: Three pieces for solo clarinet: (1st and 3rd movement)

SET 2:

Gabriel Prokofiev: Cello Multitracks + Live Remixes

SET 3:

Wayne Siegel: Jack Daw
Ligeti: Sonata for solo cello
Webern: Five Movements for string quartet (G. Prokofiev remix) Quartet + DJ (3rd movement)

SET 4:

Gabriel Prokofiev: Live remixes of G. Prokofiev String Quartet 1 & 2
J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 3
Gabriel Prokofiev: Howl


11th May – New Music in the Martinstrum x Club Night with ensemble plus – Martinstrum and Magazine 4, Bregenz 

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Martinstrum

A night of two parts, ensemble plus perform works by Gabriel Prokofiev, Mortiz Eggert and more in the historic tower overlooking historic Bregenz and Lake Constance, before a walk down the cobbled streets to the modern bar/club: Magazin 4 for a ‘nonclassical’ classical club-night.

Martinsturm 

Prokofiev: First movement from Sonata for two violins
Gabriel Prokofiev: String Quartet No.1 (2nd and 3rd movements)
Moritz Eggert: Solo Viola (soft electric)
Prokofiev: ‘Cinderella’ for violin duo

Gabriel Prokofiev: Howl
Gabriel Prokofiev: Float Dance from Cello Multitracks
Wolfgang Lindner – Trio (two movements)

Magazin 4

Gabriel Prokofiev: String Quartet No.1 (1st and 4th movements) + Remixes

DJ-break

Webern Remixes – 3rd and 5th movement
Gerald Futscher – Solo viola and tape

DJ-break

Cello Multitracks: (Outta Pulsor & Jerk Driver) + Remixes

DJ-set


12th May – Russian Film and Music | Gabriel Prokofiev as Composer/DJ with Mathias Johansen (cello), Caroline Wüst (clarinet), Atrium Quartet, Drum ensemble of Vorarlberger Conservatory – Kulturzentrum Linse, Weingarten 

In an evening focused around Russian film and music, guest musicians will perform new soundtracks composed by Gabriel to vintage Russian films including Pudovkin’s ‘Chess Fever’ and Eisenstein’s ‘Glumov’s Diary’, and a world premiere by Creative Coder & Visual Artist Osman Koç, followed by a late night classical club with local musicians.

The Post (1929)

Atrium Quartet
Borodin: Quartet No.2 (G Prokofiev special film edit)

Dad   

Glumov’s Diary          

Improvisation Ensemble (Percussion, Clarinet, Cello, Electronics)

Soviet Toys

Atrium Quartet
Shostakovich: String Quartet No.12 (2nd Movement)

Blooddrop 3D       

Schlagzeugensemble
Casey Cangelosy: Bad touch

Osman Koç: algorithmic video art (World premiere)

Atrium Quartet
Gabriel Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 2

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Still from new sound responsive video art by Creative Coder & Visual Artist: Osman Koç

Chess Fever

Improvisation Ensemble (Percussion, Clarinet, Cello, Electronics)

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Scene from Chess Fever

SET 3

Charlotte Ginsborg “22:22” (German Premiere)

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22:22 by Charlotte Ginsborg

CLUBBING 

Thierry de Mey:  Table Music
Webern: Funfsatz III (G Prokofiev Remix)
N.A. Huber: Clash Music (for small symbal, just selections) (off-stage)
Gabriel Prokofiev: Live remixes of G. Prokofiev String Quartet 1 & 2

DJ Set

Iannis Xenakis: Rebonds
Gabriel Prokofiev: Howl
David T. Little: ‘Speak Softly’

DJ Set

Gabriel Prokofiev: Cello Multitracks (1st and 2nd movements) + Live Remixes

DJ Set

Wayne Siegel: Jack Daw for bass clarinet and electronics
Steve Reich: Music for pieces of wood

DJ Set


13th May – Piano Book No.1 (selections) | Performed by Dmitri Masleev – Neues Schloss, Spiegelsaal, Meersburg

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Dmitri Masleev

Fellow Artist in Residence Dmitry Masleev (past winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition) performs excerpts from Gabriel’s Piano Book No.1, alongside other Russian works.

Tchaikovsky: 18 Pieces for Piano Op. 72
Scarlatti: Sonatas in F minor K466, D minor K1, D minor K141, D minor K32
Prokofiev: Sonata No. 2 in D minor Op. 14
Gabriel Prokofiev: Selections from Piano Book No. 1


17th May – Nonclassical Club Night | Gabriel Prokofiev as DJ, with Mathias Johansen (cello), Caroline Wüst (clarinet), Mr Jan Walsh (DJ), Drum ensemble of Vorarlberger Conservatory
Club Douala, Ravensburg
 

The legendary techno club ‘Douala’ will host the second Nonclassical club night of the festival, with DJ sets by Gabriel Prokofiev and Brendan Jan Walsh and a varied mix of contemporary works performed by Mathias Johansen (cello), Caroline Wüst (clarinet) and the Drum Ensemble from Vorarlberger Conservatory.

Opening

DJ Set by Gabriel Prokofiev

Gabriel Prokofiev: Cello Multitracks (1st, 2nd and 4th movements) + Live Remixes
Thierry de Mey: Table Music
Iannis Xenakis: Rebonds
Steve Reich: Music for pieces of wood

SET 2:

Eugene Novotney: A minute of news (selections, with 3 players)

SET 3:

N.A. Huber: Clash Musik (selections, for small cymbals)
Gabriel Prokofiev: Howl

DJ Set by Brendan Jan Walsh + G Prokofiev

 

SET 4:

Wayne Siegel: Jack Daw for bass clarinet and electronics

DJ Set by Brendan Jan Walsh

 


27th May – Piano Book No.1 (selections) | Performed by Hanna Bachmann – Museumssaal, Überlingen

On the last day of the Bodensee Festival, Austrian pianist Hanna Bachmann performs excerpts from Gabriel’s Piano Book No.1.

Gabriel Prokofiev: From Piano Book No. 1: Entrance, Clock Watt
Scriabin: 24 Preludes op. 11
Tchaikovsky: Dumka op. 59
Prokofiev: Sonata No. 6 op. 82

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