Enno Poppe — Speicher
© SWR/ Tilman Stamer
© SWR/ Tilman Stamer


Working with motifs and themes I find it particularly interesting that we are able to recognise and to observe the material’s mutations; how a network of correspondences is created.
(Enno Poppe)

The Speicher project is a complex structure which Enno Poppe has worked on since 2008 and which will culminate in the world premiere of the whole six-part-piece performed by Klangforum Wien in October 2013.

Musical phenomena are never abstract. The idea behind Speicher is the search for extremes – extreme condensation, thinning, acceleration, broadening. For the piece to be able to continue and remain interesting, it is important – besides diversity – for the audience to be able to recognize certain parts. Anything can be recognizable – a single sound as well as a complete formal structure. Therefore it seems less important to keep inserting new ideas into the piece but rather to create an unpredictable network of derivations. The next step would be to be able to foresee what will happen next: thus, an active way of listening would be created. – But: in a reservoir [“Speicher”], things always get into a mess anyway. (Enno Poppe)

The kind of programme offered by Donaueschingen could not be realised without the participation of highly specialised interpreters. What Klangforum Wien, conducted by Enno Poppe and Emilio Pomàrico, made audible in two concerts was simply stupendous. (Neue Zürcher Zeitung, October 23,  2013)

Perhaps the most powerful piece of this year’s Musiktage was Enno Poppe’s "Speicher" for large ensemble, brilliantly performed by Klangforum Wien, conducted by the composer. (Schwäbische Zeitung, October 22, 2013)

Enno Poppe’s eighty-minute piece "Speicher" in six parts with the splendid Klangforum Wien, conducted by the composer, seemed by comparison far more original and  sophisticated in its make-up; the second, very short part with its syncopes and bebop-style rhythms downright ingenious. (Badische Zeitung, October 21, 2013)

Working with motifs and themes I find it particularly interesting that we are able to recognise and to observe the material’s mutations; how a network of correspondences is created.
(Enno Poppe)

19 October 2013
Donaueschingen, Donauhalle Donaueschinger Musiktage Speicher UA

Enno Poppe — Speicher I-VI UA

conductor: Enno Poppe

6 December 2013
Vienna, Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal Langstrecke Speicher EA

Enno Poppe — Speicher I-VI EA

conductor: Enno Poppe

29 November 2015
7.30 p.m.
Luxembourg, Philharmonie Rainy Days Speicher

Enno Poppe — Speicher

conductor: Enno Poppe

3 May 2017
7.30 p.m.
Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie Elbphilharmonie Speicher

Enno Poppe — Speicher I-VI

Dirigent: Enno Poppe

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