"Flow-Ra" The Pastoral Inspiration
It is nature that made Beethoven compose masterpieces. This year in particular we experience the outstanding importance of nature, its immense variety, beauty and blaze of colour, but also its unpredictability, which makes us feel humble. At the same time, nature as we see it is fragile and vulnerable - it is also necessary to perceive the soft tones that can so easily be overheard.
The humanist, sound artist, visionary and nature lover already transformed all this into music in his time. His famous Sixth Symphony, the Pastoral, captures nature in musical images and encounters: sublime and unleashed, yet also light and serene.
In the Beethoven Year 2020, the artists of the Wald- und Wiesenkonzerte around the Münster musician Sebastian Netta bow to Beethoven and transform his Pastorale into the here and now. FLOW-RA is the name of the innovative musical experience.
On stage: a pianist. Around the stage, on bushes, flowers and trees: sensors. Two other musicians capture signals from the plants, which they relate to Beethoven's music by orchestrating their own sounds. The pianist records them, plays them or improvises. Flowing, unexpected and free. Playfully inspired by the pastoral environment. The combination of Beethoven's music, interpreted live, with electronically read out sound impulses is unique.
Beethoven's music may have had a similarly revolutionary and different effect on people in his time. The innovation is not only in the music itself, but in the entire production.
The novel sound installations are played by the trio Hans Wanning (piano), Kurt Holzkämper (bass) and Sebastian Netta (percussion).
The concert is freely accessible - subject to the valid rules of hygiene. No entrance fee will be charged in order not to impair the open character of the concert.
33014 Bad Driburg
The event is free of charge