The versatile ensemble Oerknal enjoys working with young composers to create new work and push the boundaries of their practice. They are therefore a perfect fit for the nominees for the Gaudeamus Award 2023, our annual incentive prize for young composers.
Oerknal plays twice this evening. This programme includes Behave by Zara Ali, a piece in which the musicians are controlled by the music like puppets on a string.
Uri Kochavi and Artun Çekem explore unheimliche (unearthly) drones. Gaudeamus Award jury member Agata Zubel’s work Flash can also be heard.
Agata Zubel - Flash
Zara Ali - Behave
Uri Kochavi - Relics of Movement
Artun Çekem - Night of Music in the Uncanny Valley, Part II