The Electronic Hammer
Kaija Saariaho (Six Japanese Gardens)
Juan Felipe Waller
The Electric Gardens program is a unique production based on the
Electronic Hammer Trio's instrumentation of percussion and computers
which strives to strengthen the role of the electronic sound and
percussion in modern music and society. In this program the group
intends to bring new works from 2009/10 together with Kaija Saariaho's
classic composition from 1993, Six Japanese Gardens. These works will
mix into a visually and sonically exciting performance as we join visual
artists with commissioned composers under the Electronic Hammer
The intended works for this program include a new interpretation of
Saariaho's Six Japanese Gardens, which sets the theme for the concert
and is followed by two new commissioned works by Yannis Kyriakides
and Juan Felipe Waller.
These new commissions, by two very strong
composers working in The Netherlands, promises to be groundbreaking in
musical style and instrumentation, exploring not only sound but also
creating new electronic-percussive instruments for the occasion.
Our Electric Gardens program comes full circle with works by The Electronic
Hammer's Henry Vega who brings the excitement of years performing
together with Diego Espinosa and Juan Parra.
The Electronic Hammer came together for the first time in 2004 with the
intentions of forming a trio for a new generation of listeners and artists.
The group, based in the Netherlands, with its unusual lineup aims to
reflect the new trends in music and technology seeking not only to
perform commissioned works but also to challenge the medium through
improvisation and spontaneous music making.