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MEMENTO MORI. The Innsbruck ensemble klingzeug traces the musical implementation of the saying "remember that you have to die". 500 years of immortal music! Church. CHF 25. AK 4:15 pm.

Evang.-ref. Village Church of San Lurench

Avant Baselgia 80, 7554 Sent


15.10.2023 at 17:00 o'clock
CHF 25.00
Evang.-ref. Village Church of San Lurench

Baroque ensemble ringing kit:
Two violins, viola, cello, organ, theorbo

The Innsbruck Ensemble Klingzeug traces the musical implementation of the saying "remember that you have to die". 500 years of immortal music!

The saying "memento mori" – "remember that you must die" has its origins in antiquity, but its message can be found through the centuries in many cultures and religions. The Austrian ensemble Klingzeug provides examples of the musical implementation of this saying in Lamenti from five centuries, beginning with a melody by the troubadour Raimbaut de Vaqeuiras from the 13th century and ending with the "Sinfonia funebre" by Pietro Locatelli. Among them are two famous works in unusual interpretations: "Dildo's Lament" by Purcell as an instrumental piece and Dowland's "Lachrimae Pavan" in an arrangement by Johann Schop.

There are centuries between the present and the time when the pieces of music were created, and yet the themes that were captured in the laments are familiar to everyone: fragility and hope for an aftermath. Transience in different shades and intensities. Comforting memory. Trust. Audible farewell. Few demands art as much as times of transition.

Lamentations, funeral music and musically hopeful turns of events instrumentally played. Schmelzer, Locatelli, Purcell&Co. in the timeless instrumentation: 2 violins, 1 viola, violoncello, organ, theorbo.


klingzeug was founded in Innsbruck in 2011 to create an experimental field for early music. Since then, programs have been created for a wide variety of casts. With openness and curiosity for the art of the past, but always with an ear for the present, the ensemble is dedicated to the most diverse aspects of Baroque music. A coherent dramaturgy plays just as important a role in the performances, which are sometimes steered in unusual directions, as bringing rarely played music from the 16th to 18th centuries to life. Interdisciplinary projects, playing in unusual places and winning over a new audience are a matter close to the heart of the ensemble.

So far, klingzeug has been a regular guest at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, as part of the concert series musik+, Jeunesse Austria and the Tyrolean Baroque Days. Concerts at the Austrian Cultural Forum in London, at the Liechtensteiner Gitarrentage LIGITA and at the Kalterer Orgelherbst have also made klingzeug known abroad.

The musicians of klingzeug studied historical performance practice at the Royal Academy of Music in London, the University of the Arts in Berlin, the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. They play in ensembles such as the Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the European Union Baroque Orchestra, the Accademia Montis Regalis, the Vokalakademie Berlin, Concerto Stella Matutina and others and have performed under conductors such as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, René Jacobs and Attilio Cremonesi.

The project 4/HALBIERT, a cooperation between klingzeug and the contemporary duo VI:TO, has been included in the "New Austrian Sound Of Music" funding programme of the Austrian Confederation for 2018 / 2019.

In autumn 2021, the debut CD MEMENTO MORI was released by the renowned Swedish label BIS.

«... The young Tyrolean ensemble «Klingzeug» cultivates a refreshingly unconventional, creative approach to early music...»

The concert tickets can be purchased directly at the box office. This is open 45 minutes before the start of the concert. There is no pre-sale

The KulturBus takes you free of charge to Scuol, Ftan, Ardez and Tarasp after the concert. Register at the box office.


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