rainy days follows its feelings and invites you to join in, posing the crucial question: how does it feel?
For decades, new music has been asked whether it is losing touch. In 2017 rainy days explores the emotional landscapes of contemporary music to reveal the opposite. In concerts, installations, performances, conversations, and a conference the festival discovers the many ways in which today’s music can express, evoke, transform, exploit, or avoid emotion to touch, affect, move, or keep you at a distance.
An opera for your body. The power of the voice. A composer’s loving tribute to his musicians. Dissolving sounds that become even more touching. High-charged string quartets. Evocative sounds of home. Music «freed» from subjectivity. A sonic treasure hunt for children. The entire Philharmonie transformed into a wunderkammer.
For the first time, rainy days hosts a conference dedicated to the festival topic, as well as the final concert of the Luxembourg Composition Academy, in cooperation with neimënster and United Instruments of Lucilin.
We’ve got a pair of tickets to Wojtek Blecharz: Body-Opera on November 12th for one of our lucky readers!
Traditional performance settings limit our perception by offering only one model of musical experience: sitting, listening, and watching. Wojtek Blecharz’s Body-Opera is dedicated to the audience to experience sound with their entire bodies. The musical theatre work, consisting of music, installation, choreography, sculpture, and video, places the audience in a new performance situation where the participants can directly experience the physical nature of music while lying down, standing, or moving.
Congratulations to Virginie Etienne, you’re the lucky winner!!
how does it feel presents: Adapter, EXAUDI, JACK Quartet, Klangforum Wien, Noise Watchers, l’Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Remix Ensemble Porto, United Instruments of Lucilin, Yarn/Wire, Tomomi Adachi, Séverine Ballon, Peter Brötzmann, Susanne Elmark, Hany Heshmat, Roland Kluttig, Heather Leigh, Marc Meyers, Aniela Stoffels, Jennifer Walshe…
With premieres and new works by Wojtek Blecharz, Iván Boumans, Rick Burkhardt, Chaya Czernowin, Catherine Kontz, Catherine Lamb, Claude Lenners, Cassandra Miller, Robin Minard, Wolfgang Mitterer, Yoshiaki Onishi, Hannes Seidl, S.L.Á.T.U.R….
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