half-way house – SOLO XFACH (für Joseph Beuys)

The ENSEMBLE SOLO XFACH was founded in early 1998, primarily for the authentic performance and dissemination of the works from the cycle Solo xfach.

The members of ensemble live and work primarily in Leipzig (Gewandhausorchester, MDR-Sinfonieorchester, Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Jazz Musicians).

The ensemble consists of a core of musicians who work with guest soloists and other ensembles where appropriate, e.g. with the Kölner Schlagquartett and the soloists Per Arne Glorvigen (bandoneon/Paris), Seth Josel (e-git./Köln) and Ulrike von Meier /harp/Den Haag) at the EXPO 2000 in the Deutscher Pavillon in Hannover.

By such collaboration the ensemble continually seeks to create an ever widening network of artistic relationships:

Dance/Movement/Lighting Direction/Stage Design/Video/DVD/Installation.

The founding concert took place on the 11 March 1998 in the Grassimuseum/Museum für Kunsthandwerk in Leipzig on the occasion of the opening o the 7th International Triennal.

Solo xfach was premiered as a simultaneous performance with Solo 2fach (I) and Solo 7fach elaborated by the choreography of Distance and Approach by Mario Schröder (Ballet Director in Würzburg) with performances by Yukari Hatano/Japan and Dirk Seeger/Belgium.

The first full evening concert with simultaneous performances of Solo 2fach, Solo 6fach and Solo 7fach took place in March 1999.

The first broadcast production took place in 2000 by Hessischer Rundfunk in Frankfurt (Solo 2fach (II), Solo 7fach and Solo xfach – tape) with the Ensemble SOLO XFACH.

The first full evening concert with video installation by Peter Kees took place in 2000 during the EXPO in Hanover.

permanent members:
Irmela Boßler/Flöte
Christian Wetzel/Oboe
Eckart Wiegräbe/Posaune
Bernhard Kastner/Klavier
Jürgen Grözinger/Schlagzeug
Ya Dong/Pipa

material: C. F. Peters Frankfurt – London – New York

c/o Bernd Franke
Prellerstr. 1
D-04155 Leipzig
fon : +49.341.5644-062
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Email : mail@BerndFranke.de

c/o Christian Wetzel
Koordinator SOLO XFACH-Projekte
Hinrichsenstrasse 3
D-04105 Leipzig
fon/fax +49.341.9807951
Email : chr.wetzel@gmx.de