Busy times for PhD student Sebastian Berweck: having recorded Klaus Lang’s Sais for New World Records in March he’ll be in the studio again in June/July. For Deutschlandfunk he will record electroacoustic works by Alvin Lucier and another CD will feature compositions for guitar and piano by Julia Deppert and Benjamin Lang.
For the August issue of the German music journal “positionen” he will write two articles on promoting contemporary music. One will deal with his new concepts for teaching contemporary music to students and together with Arno Lücker of the Konzerthaus Berlin there will be an overarching article on the presentation of contemporary music. This accompanies a lecture at the University of Music Frankfurt on the “extended piano”, presenting extended techniques and performance practice issues related to the use of electronics. After the summer break Sebastian has engagements at the prestigious pgnm-festival in Bremen and an invitation to the piano+ – festival at ZKM in Karlsruhe. Following this is a performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Kontakte, which he will play at a festival in Hildesheim along with a lecture about his PhD research at the University of Huddersfield.