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In Khalal, through his interpretation and improvisation, the cellist Friedrich Gauwerky, alone, creates a universe of sound. Between silences, two distinct qualities of silence, the compositions of Volker Hein (Blues in B-flat), Tristram Cary (Messages) and Kaija Saariaho (Petals) are like pillars leaving a phase open in which the musician encounters the « white noise » of the mobile sculpture. A field of tension between the wild sound of the paper masses and the music of the cello. The free phase could be filled by a composition or improvisation developing out of a concept.

Dietlind Bertelsmann

Friedrich Gauwerky

Born in Hamburg, the cellist Friedrich Gauwerky made his first public appearance in concert at the age of twelve. His interpretations won him several distinctions and prizes, including that of the Philharmonisch Staatsorchester Hamburg and the Mendelssohn Competition.

He travels worldwide, giving solo recitals, chamber music concerts and playing as a soloist with orchestras.

Contemporary music in its most exploratory forms, including electro-acoustic music, enjoys pride of place in his repertory, alongside baroque, classical and romantic works. Friedrich Gauwerky also broadcasts for international radio and television networks, as well as recording for Deutsche Gramophon, Ricordi, Etcetera, Ed. M.F.. Bauer, AMP records.

He also teaches. (He has given classes at the Cologne Musikhochschule, the Royal Academy of Music, London, the University of California, the University of Adelaide, etc.) and regularly gives master classes in Europe and the United States.