Premiere in Elbphilharmonie

The premiere of Köster’s “Memory Fragments III (im Eifer etwas übersehen)” was commissioned by the Lux Nova Duo, who played the piece to a sold out audience at their “Auf den Spuren Johann Sebastian Bachs” concert, in honor of Bach’s 333rd birthday. An especially noteworthy piece on the program was Charles Uzor’s “Sephardic Lilt”, inspired by the dances of oppressed Jewish peoples on the Iberian Peninsula.

Author: Tristan Koester

Tristan Xavier Köster (b. 1993) is a Los Angeles born composer currently living in Hamburg, Germany. Working with ensembles and musicians in predominantly acoustic settings, Tristan is inspired by the abstract emotive capabilities of music and its ability to be radically interpreted by performers and listeners alike. Searching to exhibit a new “colloquial” sound in the contemporary classical medium, Tristan thinks of himself as a musician constantly improvising and searching for an unheard, yet intuitive, way to approach an instrument or ensemble.

%d bloggers like this: