This programme of RONEN and myself was developed in the course of some intensive five days in my music salon in downtown Frankfurt.
By using both composed as well as improvised elements our dialouges materialised.
Some pieces RONEN prefers to perform in non-tempered modes on the piano which provides a unique sound-world on the piano — especially in combination with the multiphonics played by myself on the saxophone.
RONEN was born in 1966 in Tel-Aviv. His recent work reveals around what he describes as a “Non-Tempered Vision for the 21st Century”.
For re-tuned piano he wrote the solo piece “The 2nd Lebanon War” as well as the “Taqsimcerto” for two pianos and orchestra (performed by the Israel Phiharmonic Orchestra in 2008). In summer 2012 his micro-tonal opera “Hell Sreen” was premiered in Tokyo.
RONEN SHAPIRA and TOBIAS RÜGER (© www.robertolen.de)