BIG ORCHESTRA IN JULY

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 July.

SOUND SESSIONS

WITH STUDENTS FROM HFMDK FRANKFURT AND PROF. LUCAS FELS

Students from the class of Lucas Fels, Professor of Interpretative Practice and Impartation of New Music, will work for several days in the exhibition, implementing scores with variable and open forms using the instruments in the exhibition

OPEN SOUND SESSIONS

Ensemble Interface

Within a two-day process of work, a group of eight to ten adults will work with the three musicians of Ensemble Interface to develop an interdisciplinary performance using the objects in the exhibition

BIG O PERFORMANCE

ENSEMBLE INTERFACE

Subsequent performance by the participants of the Sound Session

SOUND SESSIONS

Christophe Mathias and Andrea Nagy (Ensemble Interface)

Six to eight composition and instrumental students from Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts are invited to join two musicians from Ensem­ble Inter­face for a three-day collaboration in the BIG ORCHESTRA exhibition. During the course of the process, this group will work together to develop a repertoire of sounds, on the basis of which various compositions are drafted for what will ultimately become a performance

 

BIG O PERFORMANCE

Christophe Mathias and Andrea Nagy (Ensemble Interface)

Subsequent performance by the participants of the Sound Session

SOUND SESSION

SOUND SESSION WITH THE HORN CLASS OF HFMDK FRANKFURT

The horn class of Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts will hold a spontaneous Sound Session under the leadership of Professor Esa Tapani and Clemens Gott­schling in which they will explore the VIBRO­SAU­RUS by artist Constantin Luser – a ten-meter-long dinosaur composed of horns and trombones

OPEN WORKSHOP BIG ORCHEST(RA)DIO

Boris Baltschun

In the Open Workshop “Big Orchest(ra)dio”, eight to ten participants will work with Berlin musician and sound artist Boris Baltschun to develop short audio pieces in the tradition of experimental audio drama and sound art

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