Upcoming and in preparation:
Live recording, Sat. 1 May 2020, 11:00 pm CET
Kirill Petrenko, conductor
Produced by EuroArts in coproduction with RBB
Upcoming episodes: Norway, Greece (in postproduction), Portugal (in preparation)
In research for a European Sound we embark for a road trip upon a journey across our continent to explore the cosmos of folk music. Each episode is guided by a renowned European musician as a “sound guide” who assures encounters with musician that are between equals. Through the eyes and ears of the “sound guide” the audience will experience pure music and authentic artists on a very personal level.
“Nations have hymns, people have songs” – with this thought in mind we will discover the traditional sounds and in the same time we will be responsive to the music inherent subjects that are functioning as a mirror to our society. Folk music provides a sense of identity and ‘home’, but it is also a field of experimentation for young musicians.
Beyond dusty clichés and stylized folk nostalgia, this modern – not least cross-medially designed – music/travel format sets out to provide a close-up experience of the power of music. Folk music is local world music, which makes it tailor-made for a ‘sound trek’ across Europe.
Production Date: 2020/2021
Produced by EuroArts in in co-production with WDR/ARTE
Waldbühne 2021: Under the Stars
At his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in March of 2019 listeners could experience the presence, physicality and enthusiasm with which multi-percussionist Martin Grubinger executed the solo part in Peter Eötvös’s percussion concerto Speaking Drums. He virtuosically elicited a wealth of timbres from his arsenal of instruments – from eruptive cascades of sound to delicate bell tones. At the close of the concert season in the Waldbühne the percussion star returns to the Berliner Philharmoniker, this directed by Wayne Marshall: pure rhythm under the stars.
Martin Grubinger, drums
Leonard Bernstein: On the Town: 3 Dance Episodes, John Williams: Percussive Planet, George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (orchestration by Ferde Grofé), Leonard Bernstein: On the Waterfront, Symphonic Suite
Produced by EuroArts Music
The Sound Weavers: Neo-Classical Composers and Performers
A film by Anne-Kathrin Peitz
They attract millions of people to their concerts and via streaming services; their albums sell like hot cakes. Both young and old flock to sold-out houses; making directors and managers in the classical music industry green with envy. In any case, NEO-CLASSICAL, as the new music trend is called, is a mega hit.
What makes the form so popular? Is their music ingenious or simply comforting? Are they Mozarts 2.0 or rather maestros for the masses? Do they build a bridge to the musical past, allowing our ears to walk comfortably in "familiar territory"?
The documentary, THE SOUND WEAVERS: THE NEO-CLASSICAL COMPOSERS AND PERFORMERS LUDOVICO EINAUDI, MAX RICHTER , JOEP BEVING AND HAUSCHKA (WT) portrays the four most successful protagonists of the genre. It tells their stories, visits them and their concerts. It gets up close and personal with their audience, seeks answers from socialists, neuroscientists, musicologists and even marketing experts. But above it all, it allows these creators – these weavers – to have their own say.
Duration: approx. 52'
Produced by EuroArts Music