»Cosmos | Comic«

In its eleventh edition, the music festival ACHT BRÜCKEN | Music for Cologne zooms its way into the world of comics, graphic novels, illustrations and animated films from April 30 to May 9, under the motto “Cosmos | Comic”. Where are the interfaces and interrelations between sequential art and music of today? Answers by composers such as Richard Ayres, Gordon Kampe, Fausto Romitelli, Jennifer Walshe, Unsuk Chin and Frank Zappa will be explored.
At eighteen different performance venues, images meet music and screens complement the stages: at the city’s concert halls and in the urban space – from Cologne’s Philharmonie to its football stadium. Eighteen world premieres conjure up new worlds of sound and images.
In an additional concert on June 4, Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Sternklang will be performed at the RheinEnergieStadion – an event postponed from the 2020 festival, whose motto was “Music and Cosmos”.
Further postponed concerts were to be presented between March 17 and 28, but according to the current measures against the coronavirus pandemic, these will not be able to be performed for a live audience. Updated information on postponements, cancellations and streaming offerings will be published on the page of each concert.

+++ Klanginstallation in der artothek findet statt

Die Klanginstallation »The Secret of Life« von Simon Rummel und Vera Lossau in der artothek - Raum für junge Kunst, wird ab dem 6. April für Publikum geöffnet. Voraussetzung für den Besuch sind eine Terminvereinbarung (0221-221-22332), sowie das Vorweisen eines aktuellen, offiziellen Corona-Schnelltests.

(Stand 01.04.2021)


  • Träger
    • Stadt Köln
    • WDR
  • Förderer
    • Kunst Stiftung NRW
    • Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport
    • Kuratorium KölnMusik e.V.
  • Förderer
    • Landschaftsverband Rheinland
    • Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien
    • NRW Kultur
    • JaBe-Stiftung
  • Sponsoren
    • Architekturbüro Kottmair
  • Sponsoren
    • Lanxess
    • Otto Fuchs
    • Schüco
  • Medienpartner
    • Stadtrevue
    • K.West
    • Choices
  • Medienpartner
    • Jazzthing
    • Fono Forum
    • Groove
    • der Freitag
  • Kulturpartner
    • WDR 3