Concerto for Modern, Movie, and Pop Music for Ten Instruments and Voice
European premiere, world premiere in a revised version, 2011
A cooperation project by ON – Neue Musik Köln and the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Stephen Prina and the Ensemble Garage will present the Concerto for Modern, Movie and Pop Music for Ten Instruments and Voice by Stephen Prina in the theatre hall at the Kölnischer Kunstverein.
Beside his artistic career Prina received a musical education and has since the 1990s been a member of the experimental pop music band “The Red Krayola”. The Concert for Ten Instruments and Voice which premiered in 2010 in St. Louis is based on the Concerto OP24 by Anton Webern but interjects the individual movements of the concerto with pop songs and compositions by Stephen Prina. Prina himself will sing and play the guitar. Akin to his other artistic works Prina bases the concert on a key composition of modernity and shows its influence on pop music.
Composed of students and graduates of the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln the Ensemble Garage was founded by Brigitta Muntendorf and Rodrigo López Klingenfuss in 2009. The Ensemble focuses on cooperations with solo artists as well as on performances of their own compositions and works by other young composers. Projects have included performances for ON – Neue Musik Köln, KGNM, Landesmusikrat NRW, Kölner Musiknacht and many more.