is giving 2 concerts within the Kulturtage der Südlichen Weinstrasse. The program contains the premier of "XY" (2010) by French composer Christophe Havel as well as pieces by Enen Song, Robin Hoffmann, Eric Schwartz, Gerhard Stäbler, Nicolaus A. Huber and Steve Reich.

Christophe Havel

After studies at Paris and Bordeaux and a few summer courses (GRM, Ircam, Acanthes), Christophe HAVEL teaches composition at the conservatory of Bordeaux, at ESMUC (Barcelona, Spain) and at Musikene (San-Sebastian, Spain). In his first instrumental works - Oxyton (1991), Omotesis (1991), RamDam (1992), his very expressive style reflects the stamp of the electro-acoustical experience as well in the design of the sounds - especially in the detail of the morphological writing - as the use of new technologies.

His work then associates very often acoustic instruments to an electro acoustical set-up for live performances, as in S (1994) which wins the 1st price at the 6th concourse of electro-acoustical composition of Braunschweig in 1995.

In reaction to the very expressive character of these first works, he directs his work towards the composition of dynamical structures where the materials harmonic and rhythmic play an important part in the formal dynamic, what gives on his more recent works - IT ! (1998), ÆR [la danse] (1994), CINETIC (2000) - a new plasticity.

In his metamorphoses serial work initiated in 2000 he imagines a new way of writing, putting the musicians through to the computer in open structures using synthetic sounds. In this outlook he started a research project at Scrime on the percussion gesture recognition. In 1991 he funded Proxima Centauri together with Marie-Bernadette Charrier, a chamber ensemble dedicated to the contemporary music.

Kulturtage der Südlichen Weinstrasse

8 pm
Evangelische Kirche Schweigen
Marktplatz Schweigen
76889 Schweigen-Rechtenbach

8 pm
Caves de Cleebourg
Route de Vin
7160 Cleebourg


Nicolaus A. Huber       Clash Music
Gerhard Stäbler Window 2
Robin Hoffmann œhr
Steve Reich New York Counterpoint
Enen Song Shang
Eric Schwartz Viscera
Christophe Havel XY