part 1

Piano Vertical

SOLSTICE TO SOLSTICE 

[ PART 1 ]

182 DAWN CONCERTS FROM THE WINTER SOLSTICE TO THE SUMMER SOLSTICE

MUNICH / DE – KonzerthausPlatz
Every day at dawn, without interruption
from 22 December 2023 at 06:58 to 20 June 2024 at 03:54

SOLSTICE TO SOLSTICE

[ PART 1 ]

182 dawn concerts, suspended in the air, every day without interruption, from the winter solstice to the summer solstice.

Dawn, the blue hour, the beginnings of daylight. A view to the east.
In the midst of Munich, on the vacant lot of the future Konzerthaus, pianist-composer and performer Alain Roche, connected to his suspended instrument, performs WINTER SOLSTICE – a one-movement piece for solo piano.

At the same time, live from 7 natural sites in Bavaria and Switzerland, sounds emanating from animal and plant activity, inaudible to the human ear, are captured – through a technological device developed especially for the project by the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK, ICST) – in the water, under the earth, on and within plants.
The sound artist accompanying the pianist receives this raw material via digital streaming. He selects, processes, and broadcasts it live.

Permeable to these sounds, performer Alain Roche disrupts his score.
The audience, equipped with headphones and seated on deck chairs, welcomes the day, its colors, and this improvised counterpoint between notes and sounds. Thus, the composition evolves over the performances, transforming the initial piece WINTER SOLSTICE into a new piece titled SUMMER SOLSTICE

An ode to light, seasons, and elements, the performance SOLSTICE TO SOLSTICE experiences the cyclical time of life.

Experience the cycle of the

SEASONS

Stopping

FACING THE SKY

TV REPORT

ZDF | Mittag Magazin

2’57

France 2 | Télématin

2’31

CNN | News

0’51

MUSIC

Alain RocheWINTER SOLSTICE - Part 3, extract
Alain RocheWINTER SOLSTICE - Part 6, extract

DOcuments

Presentation file

MUNICH

SOLSTICE TO SOLSTICE

MUNICH

SOLSTICE TO SOLSTICE

DISTRIBUTION

CREATION

design and composition
Alain Roche

musical direction
Djamel Cencio

sound field collaboration
Pablo Dieserens

technical direction
Stéphane Gattoni

sound
Benoit Saillet

DEVELOPMENT

interface and microphones
Sébastien Schiesser, ZHdk-ICST
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology

audio references
Fabian Schild / Hyperson

computing and audio streaming
Loïc Pipoz / Spiritviews

piano service
Matthias Maurer / Pianoworkshop

production initiator
Greg Zavialoff

PRODUCTION

management
Emilien Rossier
oh la la performing arts production

administration et production
Boll & Roche Cie

label
Hummus Records

COPRODUCTION

Werksviertel-Mitte Kunst

direction
Dr. Martina Taubenberger

project manager
Emma Danet

press officier
Angelika Schindel

PERFORMERS

piano
Alain Roche

sound artists
Pablo Diserens
Stéphanie Boll
(on rotation)

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Werksviertel-Mitte Kunst

DE

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Bavaria Culture Minestry

DE

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iCampus

DE

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Canton du Valais | CH

Service de la Culture

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Loterie Romande

CH

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ZHdk / ICST

CH

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Pro Helvetia

CH

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Ernst Göhner Stiftung

CH

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Migros Pour-cent Culturel

CH

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Fondation SUISA

CH

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Ville de Sion | CH

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Bourgeoisie de Sion

CH

PRELIMINARY CONCERTS

London (UK), Munich (DE), Sion (CH), Yverdon (CH), Delémont (CH), Martigny (CH), La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH)

 

PERFORMANCES / MUNICH (DE)

182 CONCERTS
Tous les matins à l’aube, du solstice d’hiver au soltice d’été

 

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