In only a few week Alex Raineri will pass on his Award to one of our 12 new pianists. In the meantime he has a concert coming up at Australian National Academy of Music August 26 - definitely worth attending
The third of pianist Alex Raineri’s 2016 fellowship concerts commences with Olga Neuwirth's Incidendo/fluido (Incident/fluidity). A piece for prepared piano and CD which is focused around the continuous hum of an Ondes Martenot. Above and below the pre-recorded material, the piano comments with lines that interact and oscillate, exploring a kaleidoscope of sound possibilities within the instrument
Alex Raineri is an active soloist and chamber musician having performed in numerous countries and is regularly broadcast on ABC Classic FM and the MBS Networks. He was the winner of the Australian National Piano Award, Kerikeri International Piano Competition and ANAM Concerto Competition among several other prizes. Alex is the pianist and co-artistic director of the contemporary ensemble 'Kupka’s Piano' and recently joined ranks with the 'Southern Cross Soloists', one of Australia’s leading chamber ensembles. Other notable performances have been with Andreas Ottensamer, Sara Macliver, Greta Bradman and concertos with the Queensland, West Australian, Darwin and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria and the Queensland Pops Orchestra. The third of pianist Alex Raineri’s 2016 fellowship concerts commences with Olga Neuwirth's Incidendo/fluido (Incident/fluidity). A piece for prepared piano and CD which is focused around the continuous hum of an Ondes Martenot. Above and below the pre-recorded material, the piano comments with lines that interact and oscillate, exploring a kaleidoscope of sound possibilities within the instrument. After giving the Australian premiere performance in 2014, soprano Jessica Aszodi and Alex Raineri return to Helmut Lachenmann’s towering masterpiece of the lied repertoire, Got Lost (2008). The piece interweaves various texts from The Wanderer, from Nietzsche’s The Gay Science (1882), Alvaro de Campos’ Love letters are ridiculous (1935) and a note that Lachenmann found in the elevator of an apartment building in Berlin in which a fellow tenant pleads to have her stolen laundry basket returned (2002).Got Lost is a showcase of profound compositional virtuosity manifesting in a tapestry of immensely colorful and sometimes comedic musical results. Following the great success of his opera Wozzeck, Alban Berg’s Chamber Concerto for Piano, Violin and Wind Instruments (1923-25) was dedicated to the composers teacher, mentor, and friend Arnold Schoenberg. This piece marks the final phase of Berg’s freely atonal writing and approaches, though not rigorously, the incorporation of the twelve-tone technique.
NEUWIRTH Incidendo/fluidoLACHENMANN Got Lost BERG Chamber Concerto for piano, violin and 13 wind instruments
Alex Raineri (QLD) piano Jessica Aszodi soprano Riley Skevington (WA) violin Benjamin Marks conductor Jennifer Timmins (NZ) piccolo Kim Falconer (VIC) flute Owen Jackson (QLD) oboe David Reichelt (alumni) cor anglais Richard Haynes Eb clarinet Sungpil Lee A clarinet Carl Rosman bass clarinet Cameron Burnes (NSW) bassoon Matthew Kneale (alumni) contrabassoon Michael Olsen (WA) trumpet Amanda Tillett (SA) trombone Rebecca Luton (QLD) horn Alex Morton (NZ) horn