Düsseldorf: Approximation Festival
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When Düsseldorf based composer Volker Bertelmann, aka Hauschka, and artist Aron Mehzion launched Approximation in 2005, they wanted to unite musicians and composers in a project that blends the boundaries between musical genres. Initially, the festival concentrated on a mix of piano and electronic music, but soon grew to include other forms of experimental and contemporary music. Thus far the festival has played host to renowned artists, such as composer Michael Nyman, Japanese electronic music innovator Ryuichi Sakamoto, and speed pianist Lubomyr Melnyk, as well as lesser-known projects like Non Standard Institute.
This coming weekend the 2019 edition of Approximation takes place, and once again features an adventurous program, including Swedish conceptual artist Johanna Billing, New Zealand artist Xenia Pestovas, who combines piano and electronic sounds, and the UK-based inventor of the Magnetic Resonator Piano, Andrew McPherson. Furthermore, Finnish piano player Iiro Rantala will show what he can do on the keys, as well as famed US pianist Ursula Oppens and Canadian wind instrument sorcerer Colin Stetson, performing on a giant saxophone. Check the full program here; come with an open mind.
07/02/2019 - 09/02/2019 - Approximation Festival - Düsseldorf- DE