The CalArts Stockhausen Festival is an evening event featuring performances of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s works by students from the CalArts community. The audience will be guided through the CalArts campus to see performances of Kathinka’s Gesang, Trumpetent and Sternklang, enjoying food and drinks along the way.
The highlight of the evening will be a performance of Kathinka’s Gesang, the second scene from Stockhausen’s opera Saturday from Light. This work is for flute and 6 percussionists, and is a musical and theatrical reconfiguration of the texts and rituals within the Tibetan Book of the Dead. The piece features flutist Jennifer Ingertila, a shamanistic celebrant, and CalArts percussionists dressed in “magical” instruments, made up of junk percussion, whistles, and other unique objects of their choosing.
Andreas Levisianos, a DMA candidate and conductor at CalArts, will be directing the outdoor performances of Trumpetent and Sternklang. Trumpetent, from Wednesday from Light, is a work for 4 trumpet players who perform inside a white tent. Sternklang (Star-Sound) is an outdoor work to be performed under the night sky by 21 musicians.
Producer and Flutist:
Musical Director: Andreas Levisianos
Percussionists: Anna Wray, Brietta Greger, Davy Sumner, Leanna Goddard, James Waterman, and Robin Hirshberg
Trumpet: Annie Lemieux, David Agulia, Nico Bejarano, and Sara Reid
Artist: Hannah Plotke
Filmmaker: Rajee Samarasinghe, Chy Chi
Technical Director: Justin Scheid
Graphic Designer: Hayden Smith
And other students from the CalArts Community.
California Institute of the Arts
(Wild Beast, WildBeast Courtyard and the CalArts Soccer Field)February 17th, 2015
Cost of Project:
Percussion Equipment: (Junk Percussion and Costume Design): $500
Sound Plate Rental: $1,000
Set Materials, Construction, and Art Installation: $1,500
Tech: Sound, Lighting and Film Equipment + Labor: $500
Promotional Materials (Graphic Design) and Catering (Reception): $500
Total Project Cost $4,000 +
This project is partially sponsored by the CalArts Interdisciplinary Project Grant. This award of $1,500 was used to purchase the performance scores, some of the set materials, and a portion of the percussion instruments.
All money raised above the goal will be put towards the reception, the sound and lighting of the outdoor performances, promotional materials and other staging elements.
Risks and challenges
The risks are few! This project has been a year in the making. We have already received the CalArts Interdisciplinary Grant and Travel Grant that covered a portion of the materials needed. Jennifer has also traveled to Germany to study with Kathinka Pasveer, the flutist who premiered Kathinka’s Gesang and worked extensively with Stockhausen. The percussionists have been preparing for months and the project is simply waiting to be funded in order to designing the set and the program.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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