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Music, Performance, Film: The Way Sounds Go

On 29 May, the Danish composer and installation artist Simon Steen-Andersen realises an exciting mix of concert, performance and media art for the Kunstfestspiele.

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Simon Steen-Andersen – The Way sounds Go 

Alongside other pieces by Steen-Andersen. The evening will also feature a newly produced episode of his live-performance series Run Time Error, a terrific split-screen rally through the Orangerie and its hidden side rooms. The composer observes and overhears the musicians with camera and microphone. He takes his lead from artistic models such as the Swiss artist duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss and Martin Arnold’s deconstructions of well-known film material. Every stroke of the bow, every gaze is a composed and staged event, in which the architecture of the spaces and the choreography of music-making emerge in their particular poetry. During the performance a pre-produced loop can be seen on two screens, and is piloted by the composer at the joystick like a computer game with varying speeds.

Physical Theatre

The sequence of sound and images, which also transfers elements of "Run Time Error" into physical theatre, treats the audience to a multi-voiced interplay of eye and ear, an equal polyphony of various genres and styles. The unexpected twists and turns, the dynamism and occasional comedy of the performance are a constant challenge to it`s attention. Simon Steen-Andersen, one of the stars of the new-music scene, work in his first collaboration with the Decoder Ensemble, a Hamburg-based band for new music.

Main Event: > Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen 2018 - all the infos
Event(s): 29.05.2018 
from 19:30 to 21:00 o'clock

Orangerie Herrenhausen

  • Herrenhäuser Straße 3a
  • 30419 Hannover
Tickets 24,00 € to 34,00 €
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