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guitar duo Henrik Dewes + Tobias Klich

»Intimate Communications«

The focus of the guitar duo Henrik Dewes + Tobias Klich is on initiating new musical-scenic works that are developed in close and long-term collaboration with the respective composers. The concert programme “Intimate Communications” brings together works that address the intimacy of music-making in a special way. In Farzia Fallah’s composition “daily view of the Alborz”, the two guitarists sit back to back, they do not see each other and yet merge into a single body of sound. Jieun Jun’s performative work “An Observation Game” breaks through the frontal concert situation and directly involves the individual listeners in the audience in a personal way. In the four-hand compositions by John Dowland and Tobias Hume, both written around 1600, as well as by CHEN Chengwen + Tobias Klich, the intimacy becomes physically palpable when the two guitarists cooperate on one instrument in a confined space. The intensive choreographic work transforms each performance into a special concert experience.

Chamber Music Hall of Deutschlandfunk Cologne, CD production Farzia Fallah, 28.02.2022

Programme (selection):

Jieun Jun
Ein Beobachtungsspiel (2020)
for two guitarists (observer), audience and something

CHEN Chengwen
Erkennen des Anderen (2022)
version for two guitars

Farzia Fallah
Täglicher Blick auf den Alborz (2020)
for two guitars

John Dowland
My Lord Chamberlain his galliard (An invention for two to play upon one lute)
from: The First Booke of Songs or Ayres (1597)

Tobias Hume
The Princes Almayne (Lesson for two to play upon one Viole)
from: The first part of Ayres (1605)

CHEN Chengwen + Tobias Klich
Musik für Gitarre zu vier Händen (2016) music for guitar four hands


Henrik Dewes + Tobias Klich (guitar)