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WildKat PR freut sich auf die Fortsetzung der Arbeit mit dem Koreanischen Kulturzentrum. Das nächste Projekt dreht sich um eine der wichtigsten weiblichen Künstlerinnen der 80er Jahre: Eine Retrospektive der amerikanisch-koreanischen Künstlerin Theresa Hak Kyung Cha.

1951 in Busan, Südkorea geboren, flohen Theresa Cha und ihre Familie vor dem Koreakrieg an die Westküste der USA. Ein früher Einschnitt im Leben der Künstlerin, mit dem sie sich ihr ganzes Leben auseinandersetzen sollte. Denn kulturelle Entwurzelung und die Notwendigkeit eine neue, eine fremde Sprache zu lernen sind wichtige Motive ihrer Kunst.

Cha blieb aber zunächst noch länger in den USA. Sie studierte an der University of San Francisco und der University of California, Berkeley. Dann ging sie nach Europa ans Centre d’Etudes Americaine du Cinema in Paris. Von dort zog sie nach Kanada und ließ sich schließlich 1979 in New York nieder, um am Elizabeth Seton College zu unterrichten und beim Metropolitan Museum of Art zu arbeiten. Zugleich arbeitete sie in dieser Zeit als Redakteurin und Schriftstellerin bei Tanam Press. 1982 wurde sie vergewaltigt und brutal ermordet. Ihre Arbeiten sind geblieben und haben im Laufe der Zeit nur an Bedeutung gewonnen.

Gefeiert als eine der wichtigsten feministischen und postkolonialen Künstlerinnen sind ihre Arbeiten von einer solchen Dringlichkeit und Relevanz, dass man sich ihrer Kraft nicht entziehen kann. Cha erforschte die Grundlagen vieler heutiger Diskurse. Die Aspekte von Verlust und Verdrängung, geprägt durch ihre Erfahrungen von Flucht, Einwanderung und Integration, verbindet sie immer mit dem Akt des Sprechens und des sich-ausdrücken-könnens. Wie kann man sich das Leben in einer Welt vorstellen, der man fremd ist und die einem fremd ist? Die Denkrichtungen der Zeit aufnehmend hat sie ihre eigene Arbeit radikal gestaltet. Von Sprechen über das figurative Mutterland bis hin zu den sprachlosen Videoarbeiten, thematisiert sie die Verletzlichkeit des Menschen in einer entwurzelten Welt und die Ausbeutung der Frau im Besonderen.

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Permutations, 1976; 16mm film; black-and-white, silent, 10 min.; University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; gift of the Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Memorial Foundation.

[Note: The artist’s sister (pictured) is the subject of this structuralist work. Cha herself appears in a single frame.]

Ihre Formen fand sie dabei sowohl im Film, in der Fotografie und in der Literatur. Die Retrospektive im koreanischen Kulturzentrum nimmt genau diese Vielfalt auf und präsentiert neben ihren Videoarbeiten auch ihr literarisches Hauptwerk Dictée. Das Buch, das Verbindungen zwischen weiblichen Märtyrerfiguren von der griechischen Antike, über die koreanische Mythologie bis hin zur französischen Revolution schafft, ist ein wirklich bemerkenswertes Stück Kunst. Das Buch ist im Original in einer Mischung aus Englisch, Französisch und Koreanisch geschrieben. Die Künstlerin Heide Hinrichs hat sich nun der Aufgabe angenommen, erstmals eine ins Deutsche übertragende Fassung zu präsentieren.

Theresa Chas Filme liefen zuletzt im MAD (Museum of Arts and Design) in New York, ihre bildende Kunst wurde in Ausstellungen an der Universität Berkeley, in Barcelona und Wien gezeigt und nun endlich in Berlin.

Eröffnet wird die Ausstellung am 20. September mit einer Performance von kate-hers RHEE. Die in Berlin lebende Künstlerin steht wie Cha in einer Linie von koreanisch-amerikanischen Künstlerinnen, die Heimat und Verlust erforschen. Zudem gibt es im November einen Workshop mit dem Filmemacher Mischa Leinkauf.

 

Cha made quiet work with a disquieting impact.

(New York Times)

(Written on July 16, 2018 )

– “Artistic work is only a pretext for becoming free, and it may be that it is not completely possible in this world to have freedom. In art and in fiction, I can do what I cannot in reality. It is a way to expand on the possibility of freedom.” Hayoun Kwon (participating artist “Non-sense music; borders”) –

We are thrilled to be supporting the upcoming Korean Interdisciplinary Arts Festival „Non-Sense Music #2; Borders“ and many other inspiring projects and events in cooperation with the Korean Cultural Centre in Berlin.

The Korean Cultural Centre is the cultural department of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany, headquartered in Berlin under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea (MCST). Its aim is to promote Korean culture and facilitate cultural exchanges to introduce and generate interest in the many diverse aspects of Korean culture.

The Centre organises many programmes, events and courses under the categories of arts, music, literature and film. It creates an active place for cultural mediation. An item of great importance is the organisation and support of cultural events with Korean participation throughout Germany by working closely with the relevant institutions of both countries.

Permanent and alternating exhibitions can be seen in their own premises, at their Gallery damdam and at other external exhibition spaces. In the field of music the Centre curates a wide range of events: from Young Korean talents, the JazzKorea Festival to the International Younghi Pagh-Paan Composition Prize and lunchtime concerts in the “Pavillon der Einheit”.

We begin our campaign with an in-house exhibition by the interdisciplinary and Berlin based, but Seoul born artist, kate-hers RHEE. Her arts project “I like Korea and Korea likes me” will feature at Gallery damdam from 26th April – 16th June 2018.

This solo exhibition is curated by Kahee Jeong and presents two of her projects: the “deutschsprachliche Projekt” and “Transkoreaning” plus some artworks that were especially created for this exhibition. Identity and language are the essential themes in the work of kate-hers RHEE. Her art is transgressive, performative and plays with her “otherness” as an American raised woman with Asian roots in various cultural contexts.

 

 

We look forward to also supporting the Korean Interdisciplinary Arts Festival „Non-Sense Music #2; Borders“. This ten-day interdisciplinary arts festival takes place from 11th May – 20th May 2018 at Kunstquartier Bethanien and explores the politics of space through the micro-history of six Korean artists. Curated by Seoul born Joanne Kim, the artists Nahoon Park (Choreographer, Performance), Soyoung Chung (Video, Performance), Hayoun Kwon (VR), Ryu Biho (Installation, Performance), Helena Parada Kim (Painting) and Kim Hwang (Installation, Documentary film screening) transform the circumstances and conditions of time and space into songs, performance and visual delights.

The multicultural upbringing of Helena Parada Kim – she is half Korean and half Spanish and grew up in Germany – fuels her creative inspiration in various ways. She uses photographs of members of her mother´s family to create her artworks. Using family portraits as fundamental inspiration for her paintings, allows her to present a multidimensional homage to Korean traditions and culture.

 

Helena Parada Kim: Nurses and cranes, 180×250 cm, oil on linen, 2017

 

Artist Hayoun Kwon on the other hand, specialises in film work. At Non-sense music, she exhibits the animated political documentary “489 Years”, a film grounded in personal stories and linked to geopolitical questions of borders and territoriality. With virtual reality glasses, we are being taken to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula to serve as a buffer zone between North and South, immersing us in the personal memories of a soldier. Hayoun Kwon’s film allows us to see a forbidden place, where nature has totally reclaimed its hold.

The WildKat team is very excited to be working alongside the Korean Cultural Centre in Berlin and its many cultural and artistic projects to come, including an in-house exhibition of Thearesa Cha (September 2018), the Grassimesse Leipzig (October 2018) and the Jazz Korea Festival (November 2018).

 

(Written on April 20, 2018 )

In today’s news: Opera North launches Orchestra Academy, Classical Music is played in McDonalds to reduce crime, Opera is used to change perception of films, Ian Jackson composes for dogs, Fyfe and Iskra Strings release collaborative EP, Berlin wants to buy the popular centre of cultural events “Radialsystem V” in Berlin Friedrichshain and the International Festival for Time Issues “MaerzMusik” will take place from 16 to 25 March 2018 in Berlin.

Classical Music

Opera North launches Orchestra Academy

Opera North is launching an Orchestra Academy in a bid to support and inspire the next generation of orchestral musicians in the north of England.

Evening Standard

Shepherd’s Bush McDonalds turns off wifi and plays classical music 

A McDonald’s restaurant plagued with anti-social behaviour claims to have successfully reduced disorder by playing classical music.

OperaWire

Opera Meets Film: ‘Ombra Mai Fu’ As a Call For Respect in ‘A Fantastic Woman’

This feature is dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema by taking a section or whole film and alter its perception by using music.

Classic FM

Composer finds out what’s the most relaxing music for dogs 

Composer Iain Jackson teamed up with a team of veterinary experts to create the perfect piece of music to calm your dog – the performed the piece at Crufts this weekend

Complete Music Update

Fyfe and Iskra Strings have announced a new collaborative EP

New collaborative EP to be released later this year, blending classical music and pop with uncommonly successful results.

The Violin Channel

Applications Open for Hannover’s 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Comp

Applications are now open for the 2018 10th Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, in Hannover, Germany.

American Composer & Musicologist Dr Olly Wilson Has Died – Aged 80

Prominent African-American contemporary composer and musicologist Dr Olly Wilson has passed away – aged 80.

klassik.com

Land Berlin will Radialsystem kaufen

Das Land Berlin plant die Übernahme des Radialsystems V in Berlin Friedrichshain. Der Erwerb des Zentrums für Kulturveranstaltungen wäre möglich, da der private Eigentümer das Areal an der Spree in einigen Wochen verkaufen möchte.

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MaerzMusik – Festival für Zeitfragen 2018 vom 16. bis 25. März in Berlin

Am Freitag, den 16. März, starten die Berliner Festspiele MaerzMusik – Festival für Zeitfragen (16. bis 25. März). Unter dem Titel „Time Wars“ eröffnet das Festival die Möglichkeit zu außergewöhnlichen Musikerfahrungen und zum Nachdenken über den „Zeitkrieg“ unserer Gegenwart.

Jazzmusiker Walter Eichenberg mit 95 Jahren gestorben

Der langjährige Leiter des Rundfunktanzorchesters Leipzig, Walter Eichenberg, ist tot.

Orgelwoche Nürnberg widmet sich dem Thema «Zeit»

«Zeit» ist das Thema der diesjährigen Internationalen Orgelwoche Nürnberg (ION). Im Zentrum stehen dabei die verschiedenen Arten, Zeit wahrzunehmen – nicht zuletzt die Idee, sich in ihr verlieren zu können.

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Steven Spielberg songerait à réaliser un biopic sur Leonard Bernstein

Selon le journal américain Variety, le réalisateur Steven Spielberg envisagerait de réaliser un film sur la vie du compositeur et chef d’orchestre Leonard Bernstein, dont on célèbre le centenaire en cette année 2018.

Twitter

BBC Radio 2_@BBCRadio3:  “I don’t think that music can tell us anything about physics, but it may help us to understand our own awareness of time.” #StephenHawking
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Radialsystem V, © Sir James unter CC BY 3.0

(Written on March 15, 2018 )

In today’s news: list to a music performances in a living room and new film clip of the Beatles during their filming in the Austrian Alps. JK Rowling warns not to buy a stolen Harry Potter prequel. Herbert Blomstedt is being awarded with honorary medal by the city of Leipzig, and the initiative Musicians4unitedeurope gives concert for Europe in Berlin. British Transport Police recover stolen 300-year-old Goffriller violin.

The Telegraph

JK Rowling Tells Fans Not to Buy £25,000 Harry Potter Prequel Stolen in Burglary

An untitled Harry Potter prequel handwritten on a postcard by JK Rowling has been stolen in a burglary in Birmingham.

The Guardian 

Unseen Footage of the Beatles During Filming of Help! Emerges after 50 Years

Filmed by late actor Leo McKern, who starred in the film, the clip shows the Fab Four messing around between takes during filming in Austrian Alps.

Classical Music Magazine

Search Begins for Team to Design Centre for Music

The Barbican, London Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall School of Music & Drama are seeking applications from design teams to develop plans for London’s proposed Centre for Music.

NMZ

Ehrenmedaille für Ex-Gewandhauskapellmeister Herbert Blomstedt

Der frühere Kapellmeister des Leipziger Gewandhauses Herbert Blomstedt soll die Ehrenmedaille der Stadt erhalten.

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Ulf Schirmers Leipziger Vertrag soll im Juni verlängert werden

Der Leipziger Oberbürgermeister Burkhard Jung hat dem Stadtrat vorgeschlagen, den Vertrag des Intendanten und Generalmusikdirektors der Oper Leipzig, Ulf Schirmer, bis 2022 zu verlängern.

Berlin.de

«Musicians4unitedeurope» spielen für Europa

Der Initiative «Musicians4unitedeurope» haben sich nach deren Angaben mittlerweile 400 Musiker angeschlossen, darunter Dirigenten wie Paavo Järvi, Alan Gilbert, Vladimir Jurowski und Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

NPR

In the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, teens speak up by singing out

The Brooklyn Youth Chorus is not your typical kids’ choir, singing folk-song arrangements and show tunes. It’s made up of over 600 kids, from second grade to the end of high school, from struggling neighborhoods to New York’s elite.

The Strad

British Transport Police recover stolen 300-year-old Goffriller violin

The 1700 instrument, belonging to London violinist Carol Slater, was stolen from a Gatwick Express train at the end of March.

Music Business Worldwide

Universal’s Streaming Growth is Slowing Down – but still Provided $500M in Q1
 Universal Music Group has just reported its highest quarterly revenue in 15 years – but there were signs of caution within its numbers.

Capital Public Radio

Home is Where The Classical Music is

 It’s 7:30 on a Wednesday night and UC Davis graduate student Natalie Popovich is having some friends over for a party. But this is no ordinary college shindig.

South China Morning Post

British Artist Visits 16 lost Libraries Along the Silk Road in Epic Motorbike Trip

Abigail Reynolds’ ‘Ruins of Time’ exhibition is the result of a five-month journey through 2,000 years and half the globe

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11Death of an early Mahler singer

3 Musikpublizist und Kritiker Joachim Kaiser gestorben

 

The Guardian: Photograph: Neil Pearson Rare Books

(Written on May 12, 2017 )

 

In today’s Classical News, the London Festival of Baroque Music is to lose its artistic director and festival manager, and an ABO report finds orchestras are playing more, but losing income on all fronts.  Classic FM announces celebrations for its 25th birthday, and musical La La Land leads Oscar nominations with 14.  The President of the New York Philharmonic is to step down, leaving uncertainty regarding renovation projects, and composer Veljo Tormis has died, aged 86.  All over the world today, people celebrate Robert Burns, Scotland’s Bard.

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LFBM to lose artistic director and festival manager

Lindsay Kemp and Lucy Bending are to step down as artistic director and festival manager of the London Festival of Baroque Music (LFBM) at the end of the 2017 event.

Orchestras perform more but earn less, report finds

A new report has found that Britain’s orchestras are reaching more people through concerts and youth engagement, but are losing income on all fronts.

Classic FM

Classic FM celebrate 25th birthday

Classic FM will celebrate its 25th birthday year with a composition competition, the world’s first ever dedicated video game music show and the relaunch of ClassicFM.com. And much, much more…

La La Land leads the way in Oscar nominations, including best soundtrack

La La Land has equalled the all-time record for Oscar nominations, with nods in 14 categories in the 2017 Academy Awards, including Best Original Soundtrack.

BBC Music Magazine

Five of the best… settings of Robert Burns poems

Born in Ayrshire on 25 January 1759, Robert Burns (or ‘Rabbie Burns’ to many) enjoys an iconic status as Scotland’s national poet. Best known to most people as the writer of Auld Lang Syne – surely the most regularly misquoted poem in history (there should be no ‘the sake of’ in there) – his work can be cuttingly satirical, lyrical and romantic or just really rather charming.

Der Tagesspiegel

Nachfolger von Barbara Kasseler 

Ulrich Khuon wird Präsident des Deutschen Bühnenvereins

klassik.com

Estnischer Komponist wurde 86 Jahre alt

Komponist Veljo Tormis gestorben

Fono Forum

Ehrung für zu Guttenberg

Enoch zu Guttenberg und die Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern werden mit dem Rheingau Musik Preis 2017 ausgezeichnet. Das Preisgeld (10.000 Euro) wird vom Hessischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst zur Verfügung gestellt.

El País

De YouTube a la Filarmónica de Berlín

A Arturo Cardelús le encargó obra un solista de la orquesta tras ver su vídeo en la Red

The New York Times

New York Philharmonic President to Step Down

A much-anticipated, long-delayed cultural megaproject — the gut renovation of David Geffen Hall, the New York Philharmonic’s home at Lincoln Center — is facing new uncertainty. 

Twitter

Music History @today_classical  in 1909 FP of Richard ‘ opera Elektra at the Hofoper in Dresden.

Classical Music News  @ClassicalMusic The Gesualdo Six launches crowdfunding project for first recording

Philharmonic Society @RoyalPhilSoc HAPPY BIRTHDAY to US! – a sprightly 204 today! 1813

Photograph: La La Land

(Written on January 25, 2017 )

WildKat PR wishes Steve Reich a very Happy Birthday today!

wildkat-pr-martin-godwin-steve-reich-composer-007Photo: Martin Godwin

 

WildKat PR recently worked with Steve and Metal Liverpool on their “Different Trains” project, which took place last week. The performance was given a five-star review by The Times, who described the performance as “an exuberant, sometimes dark blend of music and film — this was a superb performance of one of Steve Reich’s most poignant works.” “Different Trains” was performed as an open-air concert at Metal’s Liverpool home at Edge Hill station, the oldest active passenger railway station in the world, with a film accompaniment, which was  a newly commissioned work by artist and filmmaker Bill Morrison. Take a look at Steve’s interview with the London Contemporary Orchestra on Boiler Room, where he talked about the production.

Besides the Different Trains project, Steve also collaborated with The Royal Ballet’s Resident Choreographer, Wayne McGregor, to create a new one-act work, in celebration of Reich’s 80th birthday as well as Wayne McGregor’s ten years as Resident Choreographer at Royal Opera House. The world premiere performance will take place in November 2016. For more details about the performances, please refer to ROH’s website.

In addition, Steve Reich recently collaborated with Kristjan Järvi on his Sound Project and released a double CD “Steve Reich Duet,” in celebration of Reich’s 80th birthday.

Steve Reich will also be presenting his works with the Barbican. “Steve Reich’s music changed the way we hear our world,” as said by the Barbican. In his 80th birthday year, the Barbican begins a year-long celebration, with Britten Sinfonia launching the festivities with the European premiere of his work “Pulse”: just part of an evening of music and visuals that demonstrates his profound engagement with the events of our time: air travel, atomic testing, and genetic engineering. Visit the Barbican’s website for more details.

 

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Photo: WildKat PR. Steve speaks with Radcliffe and Maconie for their BBC 6Music show

 

“Without Steve Reich’s rhythms, pulses and phasing, contemporary culture would be a much poorer place,” says the Guardian. Reich has given the contemporary musical world a licence to groove. He created a model of a self-sustaining ensemble, Steve Reich and Musicians, to play, record and remain a living laboratory for his music, and he has inspired musicians from Michael Gordon to Nico Muhly, from Björk to DJ Spooky. And that means that we all live in a Reichian musical world.

WildKat is also very excited to work with Berlin-based label, FILM, on their release of Reich’s “Six Pianos,” with pianists Gregor Schwellenbach, Volker Bertelmann alias Hauschka, John Kameel Farah, Erol Sarp from Grandbrothers, as well as Daniel Brandt and Paul Frick from the techno ensemble Brandt Brauer Frick, read more about it here.

(Written on October 3, 2016 )

WildKat PR is excited to announce our new collaboration with the Berlin-based label FILM.

FILM presents a new studio recording from pianists Gregor SchwellenbachVolker Bertelmann alias Hauschka, John Kameel Farah, Erol Sarp from Grandbrothers, as well as Daniel Brandt and Paul Frick from the techno ensemble Brandt Brauer Frick. They will be releasing their interpretation of Steve Reich’s “Six Pianos” – a modern approach to his idea behind it.

With their electronic club music, as well as classical music background, the musicians formed “Six Pianos” in dignified modernity and topped it off with today’s sound aesthetics and advanced recording technologies of today. After the widely noticed performance at the Acht Brücken Festival 2016 at Cologne’s Philharmonic Hall, the ensemble played from six different grand pianos in six different locations throughout Germany for the recording. Each pianist performed his part on his own piano using his own typical studio equipment, before passing the recording over to the next pianist.

On the occasion of his 80th birthday, the six pianists declare their love to Steve Reich and his composition with this release. “Pianists are soloists and lone warriors by nature”, as Gregor Schwellenbach once said. But the initiator not only won over solo artists to the greatest possible extent but also their ensemble partners: Jan Brauer from Brandt Brauer Frick mixed “Six Pianos” in the studio while Lukas Vogel from Grandbrothers provided delays for the b-side, which includes “Keyboard Study #1” by Terry Riley.

WildKat PR is working with FILM to promote “Six Pianos”. Keep up to date with news through their Facebook and Twitter, as well as thorugh the WildKat PR blog.

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(Written on September 15, 2016 )

Classical Music

In our news today, Steve Reich approved the creation of a film accompaniment for Different Trains, the New York Times gives an insight into the couture at Paris Opera Ballet and across Britain girls take over the male-dominated choir scene. Also, Londoners will have more access to classical music and Mumford and Sons boycott Swedish music festivals following sexual assaults.

Classical Music Magazine

Reich approves film accompaniment for Different Trains

Steve Reich has permitted the creation of a film accompaniment for Different Trains for the first time. Artist and filmmaker Bill Morrison collaborated with the composer, using archive footage of train travel during WWII to create a new film.

New York Times

At the Paris Opera Ballet, changing the shape of couture

Couture, the handcrafted, made-to-measure clothing that regularly sells in the six figures, is fashion’s top stratum for the uber rich. Aside from brief glimpses on the runways, to most of us it is a hidden world.

The Guardian

Girls on top: how the male-dominated English church choir is changing

For centuries, cathedral and college choir across Britain have been exclusively populated by school-age boys – but with the admission of girls, an outdated practice is finally breaking down.

CTV London

Plan to make classical music more accessible locally

Londoners will have more access to classical music following the introduction Monday of Rebel Heart Collective. The collective’s mission, announced at the Aeolian Hall, is to provide concerts and in some cases, free admission, to promote classical music.

BBC News

Mumford and Sons to boycott Swedish music festival after sexual assaults

Mumford and Sons say they will boycott a Swedish music festival after reports emerged that 17 women were sexually assaulted at the event last weekend.

The Dallas Music News 

Classical music: Miracles again at Mimir Festival

Miracles happen each summer at Texas Christian University’s PepsiCo Recital Hall. That’s when the week-and-a-half-long Mimir Chamber Music Festival assembles musicians from far and wide into ensembles that sound as if they’ve been playing together for years.

nmz

Hartmut Haenchen dirigiert «Parsifal» in Bayreuth

Nach dem überraschenden Rückzug des lettischen Dirigenten Andris Nelsons (37) haben die Bayreuther Festspiele einen Nachfolger gefunden. Hartmut Haenchen (73) wird nun die diesjährigen Festspiele am 25. Juli mit dem «Parsifal» eröffnen.

Musik heute

Sebastian Ritschel wird neuer Operndirektor der Landesbühnen Sachsen

Der Regisseur und Dramaturg Sebastian Ritschel wird ab der Spielzeit 2017/18 neuer Operndirektor der Landesbühnen Sachsen. Der gebürtige Düsseldorfer löst Jan Michael Horstmann ab, der das Theater auf eigenen Wunsch verlasse, teilten die Landesbühnen am Dienstag mit.

BR KLASSIK

Eindrücke vom Südtirol-Jazzfestival 2016

Konzerte an außergewöhnlichen Orten – von der Berghütte bis zum avantgardistischen Museumsbau: Das ist der eine Teil des Erfolgsrezeptes beim Südtirol-Jazzfestival, das sich in den letzten gut zehn Jahren immer mehr profiliert hat. Der andere: Musik am Puls der Zeit – Töne, die Horizonte eröffnen.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Straßenmusiker in Rom: “Man muss die Leute überraschen”

Das Leben als Straßenmusiker in Rom kann ziemlich hart sein: Wer Geld verdienen will, muss sich dem hohen Konkurrenzdruck stellen. Die Musiker von SteadyRockerz lieben trotzdem ihren Job.

Twitter

Classical Music News @CIassicalMusic  Happy news: Heartbroken star gets his Stradivarius back

The Royal Ballet @TheRoyalBallet Taking ballet to children in earthquake zones in Japan ^M

OPUS ARTE @OpusArte We are on ! Follow for more from the , , and

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(Written on July 6, 2016 )

WildKat PR are excited to announce our new client – Neil Myers.

wildkat-pr-neil-myersNeil started playing guitar at a very young age but began to compose when he returned from a gap year in Canada at the age of 20. Fascinated by film music, he studied Music at Leeds College of Music and completed a Masters degree in Composing for Film & Television at the University of West London. Film music became his passion as he loves the challenge of interpreting what he sees in visual form to sound form. His most recent project was the soundtrack for the Formula 1 show which he composed for Channel 4. Previously he worked for Canon, Citroen, Play Station, Sky and many more.

To stay tuned, follow him on Facebook and Twitter, or check his Vimeo page. We are looking forward to working with Neil!

(Written on May 26, 2016 )

Much has been made of the Mozart / Salieri rivalry, most famously in Milos Forman’s 1984 film Amadeus.

Last Friday, The Prague Post revealed that a long-lost collaboration between the composers has been discovered by the Czech Museum of Music in Prague.

Mikhail A. Vrubel, Salieri and Mozart, 1885/ bewilderingstories.com

Mikhail A. Vrubel, Salieri and Mozart, 1885/ bewilderingstories.com

The most exciting moment is yet to come when later this week, the work will be presented to the media. Will it then be performed?

Most people have watched Amadeus, however, less widely circulated is Pushkin’s 1830 poetic drama, Mozart and Salieri, also based on the myth that Salieri murdered Mozart.

The drama mediates on the nature of creativity and illustrates the nature of genius and envy. Salieri is a man totally devoted to music, however, as he fully realises the extent of his rival, the ‘wunderkind’ Mozart’s genius as a composer, he begins to doubt his own talent. Much like in the film, Mozart has a cheerful, care-free disposition, whilst Salieri must take his work very seriously in order for it to be a success. Mozart’s God- given genius contrasts starkly with Salieri’s supposed mere human skill and endeavour; indeed ‘Amadeus’, Mozart’s middle name means ‘loved by God.’ Here, Salieri elucidates on his unbearable feelings of jealousy.

Who’d say that proud Salieri would in life
Be a repellent envier, a serpent
Trampled by people,
Gnawing sand and dust in impotence?
No one! And now — I’ll say it
I am an envier. I envy; sorely,
Profoundly now I envy. — Pray, o Heaven!

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Serious Salieri / ‘Amadeus’

Salieri is infuriated by Mozart’s seemingly casual approach to his composition. When Mozart plays one of his new works for Salieri and then asks whether he thinks it’s any good, Salieri bursts out:

What profundity!
What symmetry and what audacity!
You, Mozart, are a god — and you don’t know it.
But I, I know.

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Light-hearted Mozart/ ‘Amadeus’

You can read the very short work here or watch it here.

It is widely understood that their rivalry is greatly exaggerated and the recent the discovery of a collaborative work between the two, makes the myth that Salieri murdered Mozart even more questionable. 200 years later, the story still isn’t over; what more might their joint venture reveal?

(Written on February 16, 2016 )