Beethoven's Birthday Bash
After the cancellation of three concerts in Cologne, Essen and Wuppertal due to the coronavirus pandemic, E-MEX plans the visual realisation of the new compositions by Annesley Black, Mio Chareteau, Sara Glojnarić, Erik Janson, Johannes Kreidler, David Moss and Manos Tsangaris in a film production directed by Joachim Schloemer and based on an idea by Anne-Sophie Raemy and Joachim Schloemer.
The film "Beethoven's Birthday Bash" (working title) has its own artistic value and therefore follows its own aesthetic considerations related to this form and its design; it is not a mere documentation or even a filming of a concert. Under the direction of director Joachim Schloemer, the flexibly configurable sacred space of the Kreuzeskirche Essen with all its ancillary and working rooms, the auditorium, the organ loft, the foyer and the bell tower will become the setting for a staged concert performance, which is intended as a critical tribute to the composer on the occasion of his 250th birthday.
Rhythmically structured, spatial-architectural and musical arrangement of the various compositions - No plot lines - Each composition stands for itself - Hard contrast through black and white imagery - Abstract reference spaces
Idea: Anne-Sophie Raemy, Joachim Schloemer
Director: Joachim Schloemer
Performers: David Moss, John
Kreidler, E-MEX Ensemble
Camera: Edwin Krieg
camera assistance: Florian Dittel
Light: Mathias Schmidt
Sound: Jörn Nettingsmeier
Set: Anne-Sophie Raemy
Costumes: Violetta von der Heydt
Production management: Jonathan Saretz
After shooting, the film will go into post production and is scheduled for completion in October 2020. A timely release is planned and can be found under the events of the E-MEX Ensemble.