BIG ORCHESTRA IN AUGUST

Contem­po­rary art has its own sound. Musical instru­ments that are sculp­tures at the same time repre­sent a still rela­tively unknown, recent devel­op­ment in contem­po­rary art.

For the dura­tion of the exhi­bi­tion, the SCHIRN will become a tempo­rary concert hall: In the SOUND SESSIONS and WORK­SHOPS, the sound of the artworks will be made tangible in live perfor­mances for visi­tors. A mobile display archi­tec­ture creates a space in which musi­cians can explore the sounds of the instru­ments in ever newly created ensem­bles, after which they will be presented in the Big O perfor­mances. Partic­ular high­lights include the BIG O WEEKEND and the BIG O HANG­OUTS, where artists turn their own works into sound.

Here you will find an overview of the BIG O SESSIONS and PERFOR­MANCES for BIG ORCHES­TRA in August

OPEN SOUND SESSIONS

Andrea Neumann and Burkard Beins

In the Open Sound Sessions with Andrea Neumann and Burk­hard Beins, two small groups will explore the works by Tarek Atoui from the series WITHIN and the works by Naama Tsabar from the series WORK ON FELT

BIG O PERFORMANCE

ANDREA NEUMANN AND BURKHARD BEINS

Subsequent performance with the participants of the Open Sound Session. Laypersons, amateurs and professional musicians will come together to perform a piece using the works by Tarek Atoui from the series WITHIN and by Naama Tsabar from the series Work on Felt

SOUND SESSIONS

WITH STUDENTS FROM THE HFMDK WITH PROF. ORM FINNENDAHL

Under the leadership of Orm Finnendahl, professor and educational director for composition at the HfMDK Frankfurt, students from his composition class will develop multiple pieces for BIG ORCHESTRA

SOUND SESSIONS

NAAMA TSABAR

The minimalist works in the series WORK ON FELT consist of rectangular, monochrome felt mats, the opposite ends of which are tied with a tightly drawn string and thus made taut. Under the leadership of Naama Tsabar, musicians will spend four or five days on developing a performance

BIG O PERFORMANCE

NAAMA TSABAR

Final performance by the musicians under the leadership of Naama Tsabar. This will start with improvisations and experimental exploration of the works, and will also incorporate performative elements

PLAYBACK ROOM

Wolfgang Tillmans

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

BIG O HANGOUT

PERFORMANCE BY CHRISTIAN MARCLAY + HANGOUT WITH FOUR!

When summer slowly draws to a close, we’d like to invite you to the SUMMER HANGOUT. This will be both in the exhibition and on the steps of the SCHIRN. BADIAS will be providing snacks and drinks in kiosk style

PERFORMANCE “Prêt-à-Porter”
LIVE ACT by FOUR!

OPEN SOUND SESSIONS

IGNAZ SCHICK

The three-day workshop under the leadership of sound artist and performer Ignaz Schick (Berlin) will place the focus on Carsten Nicolai’s work bausatz noto ∞ color version (1998/2015). The installation with four record players offers participants the possibility of creating new combinations and tracks, taking inspiration from a vinyl archive of sounds that Carsten Nicolai has collected as a musician and DJ

BIG O PERFORMANCE

IGNAZ SCHICK

Subsequent performance with the participants of the Open Sound Session

BIG O PERFORMANCE

WITH STUDENTS FROM THE HFMDK WITH PROF. ORM FINNENDAHL

Subsequent performance by the participants of the Sound Session

BIG O HANGOUT

Performance LIFESPAN + Hangout WITH Lorenzo Dolce & Band

When summer slowly draws to a close, we’d like to invite you to the BIG O HANGOUT. We’ll gather on the steps of the SCHIRN to enjoy live music in a relaxed atmosphere, while Badias will provide food and drinks in a kiosk style

PERFORMANCE "Life­span"
LIVE SET by Lorenzo Dolce & Band

OPEN SOUND SESSIONS

Thierry Madiot

Since 2012 the French artist and musician Tarek Atoui has been working on a project called WITHIN, in which he explores the possibilities for how deafness can expand the common understanding of sound based on acoustic perception in a variety of ways. Working with both deaf and hearing laypersons, as well as musicians, composers and designers, Tarek Atoui and Thierry Madiot have designed instruments that place the physical, tactile and visual perception of sounds at the fore. These open sound sessions will be accom­plished with the performer Thierry Madiot

BIG O PERFORMANCE

Thierry Madiot

Subsequent performance with the participants of the Open Sound Session