Nico and the Navigators : Force & Freedom
Live recording, 21.12. 2020
Nico and the Navigators
Beethoven between force and freedom.
For more than 20 years, Nico and the Navigators have been among the most important independent music theatre ensembles in Europe. With their "staged concerts", celebrated both by press and audiences alike, the Berlin-based company has developed an extraordinarily new approach to musical works.
For the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth, Nico and the Navigators and the Kuss Quartet premiere their latest production "Force & Freedom".
Duration: approx. 75'
TV Directors: Nicola Hümpel, Myriam Hoyer
Produced by EuroArts Music & Nico and the Navigators
Upcoming Episodes: Norway, Greece, Hungary
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