BE PART OF BIG O

The key moment of BIG ORCHESTRA is the acti­va­tion of the sculp­tural instru­ments. Visi­tors are invited to partic­i­pate in special formats and to interact with selected works in the exhi­bi­tion.

Here you find an overview of all the dates of the OPEN SESSIONS and WORKSHOPS you can take part in. 

LIZ ALLBEE AND SABINE VOGEL

Friday–Sunday, 28–30 JUNE

The format is aimed at those aged 15 years and over. Amateur musi­cians, music students and profes­sional musi­cians are all welcome. Partic­i­pants do not need to bring their own instru­ments

ENSEMBLE INTERFACE

Saturday+Sunday, 6–7 July

The format is aimed at both inter­ested layper­sons and students from the fields of instru­mental music, song, perfor­mance, compo­si­tion, dance and chore­og­raphy. The different back­grounds, approaches and expe­ri­ence hori­zons within the group will shape the collab­o­ra­tion, within which there will be scope for shared reflec­tion and discus­sion along­side the prac­tical exper­i­men­ta­tion and devel­op­ment of a short perfor­mance

BORIS BALTSCHUN

Friday–Sunday, 19–21 JULY

Partic­i­pants do not require any musical training for this OPEN WORK­SHOP, but an affinity with sound and an interest in working with sounds and tones is an impor­tant foun­da­tion

ANDREA NEUMANN AND BURKARD BEINS

Wednesday–Friday, 31 JULY – 2 AUGUST

For amateurs and layper­sons. Partic­i­pants do not require any musical training, but an affinity with sound and an interest in working with sounds and tones is an impor­tant foun­da­tion. Partic­i­pants do not need to bring instru­ments

PLAYBACK ROOM

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, 16–18 August

For one weekend visi­tors are invited to bring their favourite music to the SCHIRN and listen to it in optimal recording quality within the exhi­bi­tion “Big Orchestra“. For the project Play­back Room by artist Wolf­gang Till­mans a special room will be installed, which is equipped with a high-end hiFi sound system

IGNAZ SCHICK

Friday–Sunday, 23–25 AUGUST

As part of the work­shop, several groups with up to four partic­i­pants each will develop a short perfor­mance for this work. To do so, they will use a sign language Ignaz Schick has devel­oped specif­i­cally for turnta­bles, which guides the partic­i­pants through various prompts and instruc­tions

THIERRY MADIOT

THURSDAY–SATURDAY, 29–31 AUGUST

As part of Big Orchestra, Thierry Madiot will join a group of around six partic­i­pants, who will develop a perfor­mance using these instru­ments. For this, he is seeking deaf, hearing-impaired and hearing persons with an affinity for music, who can come together from August 28 to 31 at BIG ORCHESTRA to develop a perfor­mance using these objects. No musical training is required for this, simply an interest and open­ness for new musical expe­ri­ences. A sign-language inter­preter will be present and will accom­pany the group

STEFAN MILITZER AND LASSE-MARC RIEK

FRIDAY–SUNDAY, 6–8 SEPTEMBER

Lasse and Stefan want to spend three days with you hunting for music that you might never have perceived as such. We will head outside the SCHIRN to find new sounds and make use of the artworks in the SCHIRN to create new music with you unlike anything that’s ever been heard before. Would you like to come along on this wild journey of discovery and experimentation? We look forward to seeing you! The workshop is aimed at children and young people aged from ten to 17 and will be led by Stefan Militzer and Lasse-Marc Riek, who have been running workshops on the perception and production of sounds for several years as a duo under the name tonangel