Friday, May 20, 2022
7:00 PM 8:30 PM
Tonstudio Tessmar (map)


“...the arts have been suffocated under weapons and kicked into the mud...” H.Schütz

Performance multimedia concert

  • Heinrich Schütz (1885-1672)
    Make haste, God, to save me, Lord, to help me , SWV 282
    O Jesu, nomen dulce , SWV 308
    O misericordissime Jesu , SWV 309

    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Lamento d'Arianna from: Arie e Lamenti
    “Si Dolce È Il Tormento” from: Arie e Lamenti (libro nono)

    Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583–1643)
    Canzoni, libro I, No.8 à basso solo
    Canzoni, libro I, No.6 à basso solo

    Canzoni, libro Ib, No.5 à basso solo
    Canzoni, libro I, No.7 à basso solo
    Canzoni, libro I, Canzona seconda detta la Bernadina
    Aria detta la Frescobalda

    Dong Zhou (*1992)
    UA Sound Installation

    Pia Davila. soprano
    musica assoluta
    Thorsten Encke. conductor

    During Schütz's time, musical life came to a complete standstill due to the Thirty Years' War and the subsequent plague. Schütz used the time to make a pilgrimage to Venice; did he meet Monteverdi there? It is an unproven assumption.
    Is there a parallel to today? Or is this the fundamental difference: Back then people composed in honor of a believed God, today people themselves intervene in life like a god. Biotechnology and Artificial General Intelligence (AGI or AI) are already completely transforming human life. Nobody can say what will happen. Enough material for a multimedia installation in which not only the performers but also the musicians themselves are required as actors. Live music by Heinrich Schütz, Claudio Monteverdi and Girolamo Frescobaldi collides with a video-sound installation by the young Chinese multimedia artist Dong Zhou.

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