Through the medium of solo flute music, Montreal-based flautist Caitlin Berger has combined old and new music to communicate feelings for the audience to reflect on, and ultimately to answer the question “Can we be alone together?”.
True human connection appears once we leave the comfort zone of our own inner and outer worlds. Pianist Katarina Andjelkovic invites you on an innovative journey revealing some marvellous works by lesser-known composers, offering connection through discovery.
With a programme based around a cappella songs written for her by composers that she loves, Danae seeks hope and connection in the darkness whilst exploring the different branches for creativity during time spent alone. Songs including settings of texts by Emily Dickinson and Christina Rossetti.
The combination of music and the mime of moving hands creates a controlled change, inspired by Arthur Schnitzler's novel “Das Spiel im Morgengrauen”. The result is the production of the silent opera Wilhelm, created for the nexTus festival, which gives an insight into aspects of Schnitzler's abyss.
The world has become a museum. Humans contemplate memories of connection, cherish hopes of sanity, find ways to adapt. Music is a way of reconnecting people through shared emotions, through the craft of inner listening and through soundful imagination. Austrian/Romanian pianist Adriana Paler leads you through Mussorgsky’s grand “Pictures of an exhibition” opening the doors of sound, creating space and time together.
Inspired by the city of Belgrade, pianist Maša Babić takes her audience on an audiovisual journey through the inspirational city. Combining video footage with piano music, Maša invites listeners to explore the many layers of sound and images that inspire her.
In-Pact combines two songs in one story to take us on a journey from the state of constraints to dissolution. The pieces of Kodály: The Ferryman and Schubert: Am Meer, combined with electronics and movement, dissolve into free improvisation giving us new explorations. Creating a novel performance by connecting different performing art forms that inspire each other, the artists bring to life an innovative creation.
By interweaving music and film; improvisation and established repertoire; documentary and fiction, pianist Kamilla Arku and filmmaker Patrick Hamm have created an evocative multimedia event, challenging the audience to reimagine the classical concert experience.
With an innovative, fully-improvised programme inspired by poetry honouring US presidents, British baritone Benjamin Hewat-Craw and pianist George Warren combine forces to connect the regrets of the past with hope for the future, through spontaneous composition in the present.