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Discover Maestro Arts' Project Portfolio

Interdisciplinary projects could soon become key to attracting new audiences: their impact on our social and political imprint as well as the balance of our budgets is likely to be hugely positive in the future.

There are new concert halls throughout the world designed by the best architects, audiences are now spending several hours a day watching videos and pictures: the context has probably never been so favorable for innovative ciné-concerts, multisensory concerts, immersive installations, performances and visual artists-in-residency schemes.

Here are some suggestions for your coming season.

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Ciné-concerts of another kind

Grégoire Pont: Cinesthetics

Grégoire Pont’s Cinesthetics concerts, that celebrate the classics, captivate through wit, insight and spellbinding animations sketched in real time.

Repertoire: Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Beethoven: Symphony no.6 in F major ‘Pastoral’, Debussy: La Mer, Elgar: Enigma Variations, Holst: The Planets, Ravel: Ma Mère l'oye (full ballet and suite), Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals, Schönberg: Gurrelieder, Stravinsky: Firebird and many more to come.

James Bonas/Grégoire Pont: L’Enfant et les Sortilèges James Bonas/Grégoire Pont: L'heure espagnole

Using advanced projection techniques to capture the fantasy and poetry of Ravel’s unique world, these much acclaimed stage productions can be performed either separately or as an unforgettable and ultimate French experience avec un peu d’Espagne autour.

William Kentridge/Philip Miller: Paper Music

Presented in association with Quaternaire and THE OFFICE performing arts + films Available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Paper Music is a poignant and gently subversive song-and-film cycle; it unites films, mostly animations, based on William Kentridge’s charcoal and ink drawings, with a live musical performance. A fascinating exploration of the relationships between sound and image by one of the most celebrated visual artists in the world in a chamber music setting and budget.

© Richard Eaton

Multisensory Concerts

Eivind Aadland/Wolfgang Tillmans: Art & Music Concert Series

The Eivind Aadland Art & Music Concert Series features repertoire curated as a result of a creative dialogue between conductor Eivind Aadland and a number of world-renowned contemporary artists (beginning with Wolfgang Tillmans) practicing in a broad range of mediums.

Eivind Aadland/Alexander Polzin: Peer Gynt: A Geography of Lies

Based on the text of Ibsen's play, the sculptor and set designer Alexander Polzin proposes a bewitching visualisation allowing the audience to feel Peer Gynt's dreams and fantasies emanating from his mind.

Alban Gerhardt/Gergana Gergova/Alexander Polzin/Sommer Ulrickson: Love in Fragments

Love in Fragments (inspired by Roland Barthes’ cult essay Fragments d’un discours amoureux) investigates all aspects of love featuring the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Jörg Widmann. Sculptor Alexander Polzin, choreographer Sommer Ulrickson, cellist Alban Gerhardt and violinist Gergana Gergova collaborate and combine their talents to find a common, yet undiscovered, langage de l’amour on stage.

Violconsort Phantasm/Sommer Ulrickson/Alexander Polzin: The Art of Being Human

What is the art of being human? The constant variations of English consort music allow the performers (five dancers and the musicians of Phantasm) to explore the polyphonic chiaroscuro of life and consciousness in a world we now share with intelligent machines.

Piano Circus/John Psathas/Sjaron Minailo: Voices at the End

Composed for six electric or acoustic pianos, Voices at the End offers the opportunity to discover the sound world of John Psathas (recognised for his score for the Athens Olympic Games opening ceremony) in a setting by avant-garde director and performance artist Sjaron Minailo.

© Klaus Michalek

Immersive Installations

Alexander Polzin and partners/Pierre-Laurent Aimard/Tamara Stefanovich: Intimacy

Three major artistic figures of our time, collaborating for the first time, have designed an immersive in or outdoor ‘pop-up concert hall’ that aims to revolutionise the way we perceive cult figure György Kurtág’s poetics and experience his music - as well as compositions that have influenced him.

Ralf Pleger/Alexander Polzin/Hélène Grimaud: The Third Ear

The ‘Third Ear’ is a term created by Nietzsche as a metaphor for a subtle perception which lies in-between the scope of our five senses. This concept is the inspiration for a visionary mixed reality project centered upon Hélène Grimaud’s synesthetic sensations as she performs Beethoven’s opus 111.

© @ Johan Jacobs

Performances

Nina Backman: Silence Meal

Silence Meal is a performative dining experience hosted by the Berlin-based Finnish visual artist Nina Backman. Attending to the rituals of a meal in a way that is free of verbal distraction, the communality of silence brings with it an intensity unique to the occasion. Each meal being a unique constellation is documented in a variety of ways: film, photography and sound.

Joanne Dudley/William Kentridge: The Guided Tour of the Exhibition: for Soprano and Handbag Presented in association with Quaternaire

This guided tour d’un autre genre through William Kentridge’s work by performer Joanna Dudley offers a unique immersive opportunity for audiences to discover unexplored facets of the artist.

Alwynne Pritchard: DOG/GOD

Inspired by the canine figures in the Chinese novel Journey to the West and Paul Auster’s Timbuktu, Alwynne Pritchard develops in a series of short music-theatre pieces from composers such as Vinko Globokar and Helmut Oehring her central idea that the human body is an access to thought.

Residencies

Thanks to its unique network of partners in the visual arts world, Maestro Arts can curate and accompany your visual artists-in-residency projects.