Pressemitteilung vom 21. April 2021
ACHT BRÜCKEN | Music for Cologne Takes Place from May 1 to 15 as a Music Festival via Video Stream
»For the second time, we are forced to cancel ACHT BRÜCKEN | Music for Cologne as a festival with a live audience present. However, we are turning necessity into a virtue and have manage to convert almost the entire programme of this year’s festival into online events.«
(Festival Director and Artistic Director of the Cologne Philharmonie)
For its eleventh edition, the festival ACHT BRÜCKEN | Music for Cologne has chosen the motto »Cosmos | Comic«, examining the interfaces of contemporary music and sequential art, comics, graphic novels, illustration and animated film. Due to the pandemic, the festival is unable to welcome a live audience to its events; however, the programme will move online almost in its entirety, screening concert streams and music film productions.
From May 1 to 15, concert livestreams and video premieres will feature a total of 17 world premieres, including works by Richard Ayres, Gordon Kampe, Jennifer Walshe, Unsuk Chin and Frank Zappa, a reading of comics, live drawing with music as well as silent, animated and other films focusing on new music. All events are free of charge.
After their first screening, all films and concert streams will be available for 30 days via the ACHT BRÜCKEN media library (achtbruecken.de/mediathek).
Künstlerstatements und Programmvorstellung
Mark L. Vogler
Programmvorstellung vom 27. Januar
Partner von ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln
Oberbürgermeisterin der Stadt Köln
Ministerin für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
Dr. Andrea Firmenich
Generalsekretärin der Kunststiftung NRW
Dr. Wilhelm Kemper
Vorsitzender des Kuratoriums KölnMusik e. V.
Dr. Christian Esch
Direktor des NRW Kultursekretariats
Lanxess / Leitung Corporate Communications
Leiter WDR 3
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