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AMERICAN FESTIVAL OF MICROTONAL MUSIC presents

MicroFEST Berlin 2016, 17-18 February

Partch · Haas · Bukvich · Gerschlauer · Reinhard · Cage · Thesseling · Solberg · Mantovani

AMERICAN FESTIVAL OF MICROTONAL MUSIC (AFMM), under the direction of Johnny Reinhard, and co-produced by Philipp Gerschlauer, present 2 concerts, February 17 at 10 PM at Shangl Hangl; and February 18 at 8:30 PM at Sowieso in Berlin.

Wednesday evening February 17th at 10 PM at Shangl Hangl located at Schonstedtstrasse 14 features Johnny Reinhard’s ZANZIBAR for “morphed” bassoon, and his VIBRA quartet in 128 tuning to include saxophonist Philipp Gerschlauer, violist Anastasia Solberg, and electric fretless 7-string bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling. As a vocalist, Reinhard joins violist Anastasia Solberg for five songs by Harry Partch in just intonation – ON THE CITY STREET, LONG DEPARTED LOVER, THE INTRUDER, ON THE BANKS OF THE YANGTZEE KIANG, and I AM A PEACH TREE. The evening’s entire ensemble will play 0” 0’ by John Cage, and violist Anastasia Solberg will perform LITTLE ITALY by Bruno Mantovani. Unique DUOS and a TRIO in 128 tuning (higher harmonic tuning that permit 128 pitches to be played as a single chord) complete the program.

Thursday evening’s concert on February 18th at 8:30 PM at Sowieso located at Weisestrasse 24 features the world premiere of Svjetlana Bukvich’s HARD RAIN, JOHNNY for bassoon and electronics, played by Johnny Reinhard, as well as the European premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas’s FOR JOHNNY REINHARD in the 128 tone scale. Mr. Reinhard joins violist Anastasia Solberg for five songs by Harry Partch in just intonation – A DREAM, THE GREAT WALL, A MIDNITE FAREWELL, AN ENCOUNTER IN THE FIELD, and WITH A MAN OF LEISURE. Anastasia Solberg gives the European premiere of JUST VIOLA by Skip La Plante. Bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling, keyboardist Philipp Gerschlauer, and American bassoonist Johnny Reinhard improvise their impression of BERLIN real time, with several abstract 128 improvisations to be presented.

Prior to the 2 concerts above, Johnny Reinhard will perform his signature solo DUNE for bassoon on February 13th at 8 PM at the Jazz Institute Berlin located at Einsteinufer 43-53. For additional information on 128 tuning, or about anything else, please use the e-mail address at top.


MicroFEST Winston-Salem 2015



'For Johnny Reinhard' - for solo bassoon in 128 notes per octave (Georg Friedrich Haas)

Johnny Reinhard, bassoon


MicroFEST New York 2012



'Fretless Guitar Concerto for Michael Hafftka' (Johnny Reinhard)
in 128 tuning

Michael Hafftka, fretless guitar
Richard Carr, violin
Anastasia Solberg, viola
Joshua Morris, double bass
Cush Solberg, cello
Shelly Monroe Huang, bassoon
Johnny Reinhard, bassoon


MicroFEST New York 1997



'Odysseus' (Johnny Reinhard)



MicroFEST New York 1993



'Zanzibar' (Johnny Reinhard)

Johnny Reinhard, bassoon


MicroFEST New York 1992



'Atlantis' (Johnny Reinhard)



MicroFEST New York 1987



'Sonatas & interludes for
prepared piano' (John Cage)


Joshua Pierce, prepared piano


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