Mauro Lanza at Les Amplitudes Festival

Mauro Lanza at Les Amplitudes Festival

This year’s La Chaux-de-Fonds Festival’s contemporary music section, Les Amplitudes, runs May16-20, featuring music by Mauro Lanza. Performances throughout the city introduce listeners to the singularity of his musical universe, which the creators of the festival define as “rich, subtly evocative, accessible, humorous, inventive, and startling.”

The performances at Les Amplitudes are Swiss premieres. 

16.5 Lanza/Valle - Quartier général (QG)
Systema naturae, four-part cycle for instruments and computer-controlled electromechanical devices 
Repertorio zero, Mauro Lanza and Andrea Valle

17.5 - Musée des beaux-arts
The 1987 Max Headroom Broadcast Incident for string quartet and electronics; NP
Quatuor Diotima

Der Kampf Zwischen Karneval und Fasten for string octet; NP 
Quatuor Diotima, Students of HEM Genève-Neuchatel

18.5 – Temple Farel
#9 for ensemble; NP
Sol for ensemble; NP
OCL-Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne
Marc Kissóczy conductor

Negativo for organo
Vincent Thévenaz, organ

19.5 – Temple Allemand
Le nubi non scoppiano per il peso for ensemble, soprano, computer-controlled water drops and electronics: NP
The Kempelen machine for ensemble and electronics; NP
Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain (NEC); Sarah Maria Sun, soprano
Elena Schwarz, conductor

Photo: Roselyne Titaud