Photo: copyright Klaas Verpoest
This Friday, the 23rd of November, I’ll make my English debut at the renowned Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, presenting Stockhausen’s masterpiece: Signale zur Invasion for solo trombone, octophonic tape (Oktophonie) immersed in the amazing video by Klaas Verpoest.
Here’s a link to the website for tickets: https://hcmf.co.uk/event/25-stockhausen-oktophonie/
And here is the great text the festival wrote about the piece:
Thomas R Moore trombone
Klaas Verpoest video
Patrick Delges sound engineer
Karlheinz Stockhausen Signale zur Invasion & Oktophonie
In this expansive audio-visual collaboration, Thomas Moore and Klaas Verpoest create a maximalist tribute to the work of Karlheinz Stockhausen. It is a chance to hear two of the German composer’s pieces, albeit simultaneously: Signale zur Invasion and Oktophonie come from Stockhausen’s Deinstag aus Licht, a ‘modular opera’ from the larger song cycle Licht, in which separate pieces can interact with one another as segments or layers. In this concert, filmmaker Klaas Verpoest provides grand, moving shapes that consume the figure of trombonist Thomas Moore, who walks into the audience while playing, emphasising the nonlinear space sound occupies.