Jan Michiels | concept and piano


Heloisa Amaral | piano and clavichord

Paulo de Assis | piano, harpsichord, clavichord, and voice

Bill Brooks | dice thrower

Nico Couck | guitar

Lucia D'Errico | video projection, guitar, and voice

Valentin Gloor | voice

Tiziano Manca | voice

Bobby Mitchell | piano and harpsichord

Juan Parra C. | audio and video projection

S C H O E N B E R G ' S   M E M O R Y   W H E E L

Schoenberg's Memory Wheel is a combinatory machine that generates sequences of intertextual events related to Arnold Schoenberg’s musical ideas. The centre of this machine contains two major musical works by Schoenberg: the Kammersymphonie op. 9 (Circle 1) and the Variations for orchestra op.31 (Circle 2), which are divided into twelve fragments. These fragments are interrupted each time by one of Schoenberg’s Sechs kleine Klavierstücke op. 19 (diametral lines). The specific number of the played Klavierstück determines the access to one of the dynamic outer circles (Circles 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11). From this intersection, elements from that circle are presented. The circles 4, 7, and 12 are fixed and independent from the Sechs kleine Klavierstücke.
Circle 1: Schoenberg’s Kammersymphonie op. 9 
Circle 2: Schoenberg’s Variations for orchestra op.31
Circle 3: Schoenberg’s Sechs kleine Klavierstücke op. 19 
Circle 4: Stimmliches (a continuous layer consisting of recordings of Schoenberg’s own voice, Nono's Caminantes... Ayacucho, Brumel)
Circle 5: Freundliches (pieces by composers belonging to Schoenberg's entourage, Mahler, Berg, and Webern)
Circle 6: Steuermann (items related to different activities of Eduard Steuermann: composer, pianist, writer)
Circle 7: Kandinsky (a video based on Wassily Kandinsky's Study on color)
Circle 8: Musil/Mann (fragments from Musil's Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften and Mann's Doktor Faustus)
Circle 9: Prometeo (quotes from Il maestro del gioco, part of the libretto of Prometeo - written by Cacciari and Nono and inspired by Benjamin)
Circle 10: Composers/Encounters (pieces by composers whose encounter, in person on through their work, was pre-eminent)
Circle 11: Giordano Bruno (images and writings by Bruno)
Circle 12: Der musikalische Gedanke (quotes from the homonymous book by Schoenberg translated into 12 languages)

S C H O E N B E R G ' S   M E M O R Y   W H E E L   1  (Orpheus Institute, Ghent)


S C H O E N B E R G ' S   M E M O R Y   W H E E L  2  (Bruxelles Conservatoire)