Tickets

Tickets 25.-  / 33.- / 40.-
Preiskategorie frei wählbar
Kulturlegi 15.- (nur Abendkasse)
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duration: 1 h 40 min (incl. break)
content warning: The performance includes lighting effects and deep video projections
age recommendation: 12 years 

In Project #19 “Evolution” the Variaton Project Orchestra deals with man and machine.
Man as a feeling, thinking and creative being is confronted with developments that he himself has driven forward: Man as a servant of technology – always in search of profit and efficiency instead of guided by enthusiasm, curiosity and creativity.

Under the artistic direction of Droujelub Yanakiew, Variaton musically spans the spectrum from deeply emotional orchestral movements by Mascagni, Pärt and Takemitsu to machine music in the truest sense of the word: the program also includes Arthur Honegger’s snorting steam locomotive setting “Pacific 231” or Alexander Mossolov’s impressive “Eisengiesserei”.

In “Evolution,” Variaton collaborates with Brazilian-Swiss photo and video artist Diego Saldiva. His visual worlds, together with the music, explore the emotional world of man confronted with the technologized world he himself has created.
After all, isn’t the question at the end really: where does the machine end, where does the human being begin?

Programm

Pietro Mascagni: Intermezzo aus der Oper «Cavalleria Rusticana»
Silvestre Revueltas: «Sensemayá»
Arvo Pärt: «Silouans Song»
Arthur Honegger: «Pacific 231» /  «Prelude, Arioso et Fughette sur le nom de BACH» 
Toru Takemitsu: «Death and Resurrection»
Alexander Mossolow: «Die Eisengiesserei»

Credits

music: Variaton Projektorchester
artistic direction: Droujelub Yanakiew
visuals: Diego Saldiva
light / technic: Mirjam Berger
support: Swisslos Kultur Kanton Bern, GVB Kulturstiftung, Migros Kulturprozent, Burgergemeinde Bern, Kultur Stadt Bern, Fondation Iris Scherman / Sostenuto Stiftung/ Ernst Göhner Stiftung