cresc... 2015: IMAGES OF SOUND

 

26 to 29 November 2015

IMAGES OF SOUND

MUSIC AND FILM | HELMUT LACHENMANN 80

 

For the detaied program please visit
www.cresc-biennale.de

Program brochure (PDF)

 

Since the birth of film, music has had considerable impact on it – as an accompanying medium and acoustic equivalent when movies were silent, and as acoustic illustration and emotional intensification or sublimation once sound film arrived. Sound then reflected the feelings and inner life of the protagonists or provided a counterpoint, given its ability to develop its own creative qualities. In artistic terms relations between (contemporary) music and film can be extremely interesting. ›Images of Sound‹ is the motto of the festival ›cresc... Biennale für Moderne Musik Frankfurt Rhein Main‹, which takes place from 26 to 29 November 2015 and demonstrates the fascination and many facets of this interplay of music and film.

 

Highlights include the opening concert by Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra at Alte Oper Frankfurt, featuring Stanley Kubrick’s masterwork ›2001: A Space Odyssey‹, and the final concert of Ensemble Modern at Frankfurt LAB with world premieres of audio-visual works by Simon Steen-Andersen and Michael Beil. These will be flanked by four world premieres of inter-medial music film works by young composers and filmmakers under the title ›Quadruplets‹.

 

A second focus of the festival is set on the music of Helmut Lachenmann on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Key works for large orchestra are on the program as well as the world premiere of a new version of ›Air‹.


 

26 to 29 November 2015

IMAGES OF SOUND

MUSIC AND FILM | HELMUT LACHENMANN 80

 

For the detaied program please visit
www.cresc-biennale.de

Program brochure (PDF)

 

Since the birth of film, music has had considerable impact on it – as an accompanying medium and acoustic equivalent when movies were silent, and as acoustic illustration and emotional intensification or sublimation once sound film arrived. Sound then reflected the feelings and inner life of the protagonists or provided a counterpoint, given its ability to develop its own creative qualities. In artistic terms relations between (contemporary) music and film can be extremely interesting. ›Images of Sound‹ is the motto of the festival ›cresc... Biennale für Moderne Musik Frankfurt Rhein Main‹, which takes place from 26 to 29 November 2015 and demonstrates the fascination and many facets of this interplay of music and film.

 

Highlights include the opening concert by Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra at Alte Oper Frankfurt, featuring Stanley Kubrick’s masterwork ›2001: A Space Odyssey‹, and the final concert of Ensemble Modern at Frankfurt LAB with world premieres of audio-visual works by Simon Steen-Andersen and Michael Beil. These will be flanked by four world premieres of inter-medial music film works by young composers and filmmakers under the title ›Quadruplets‹.

 

A second focus of the festival is set on the music of Helmut Lachenmann on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Key works for large orchestra are on the program as well as the world premiere of a new version of ›Air‹.