Noël Akchoté is set to pay homage to music from around the 13th century and music of the 21st century in a short series of midday concerts.
Mit Noël Akchoté (FR)
On hearing Noël Akchoté’s guitar playing in decades past, one was often tempted to think “deconstructivist”, and yet the intensity of his playing was always diametrically opposed to this idea. Quite the contrary, he would tweak his sounds and structures with verve and almost manic intensity. In whatever context it happened to be: his improvisation was originally akin to jazz, later more free, later still, with no conceivable limits. Noël Akchoté’s guitars can render Bruckner and Cage, Mozart and Feldman, Bach and Xenakis, and, in recent years, Josqin des Près, Guillaume de Machaut or Hildegard von Bingen. In the context of the Graz Llullophone, Noël Akchoté is therefore set to pay homage to music from around the 13th century and music of the 21st century in a short series of little midday concerts at Graz’s Kunsthaus.