Sonntag, 31 Juli 2016 | 20:00, 20:45, 21:30 | Designhaus

Commodity Music

François Sarhan: Commodity Music (WP)

Camille Lézer (La Muse en Circuit) (Sound)


Kobe Van Cauwenberghe
Toon Callier
Johannes Westendorp
Jona Kesteleyn


Produced by La Muse en Circuit, Centre national de création musicale in co-production with IMD

For many years, the french composer and visual artist François Sarhan has been exploring musical forms and formats that link concert, installation and music theatre. For the Darmstadt Summer Course 2016, Sarhan and the belgian electric guitar quartet ZWERM will present a house full of music: An installation concert with live music, pre-recorded music, some pre-recorded images, and a combination of them all. Commodity Music is centered around the fact that the separation of tasks and competences in our society has reached a point never seen before. In music, this phenomenon could be caricatured this way: music is composed by people who don't play, performed by people who don't compose, and listened to (in case) by people who neither compose nor play. Instead of bringing (in an idealistic way) the community of listeners towards music, Commodity Music proposes different attempts of bringing performers back to useful and reasonable tasks that could be of some use for the community. 
Remaining tickets at the box office

Supported by Kulturstiftung des Bundes