Camerata Variabile Concert — L’Ivresse de la Vitesse

Don Bosco Basel
Friday, 02 June

The Camerata Variabile’s current season has the motto “Deus ex Machina”—a term used in Greek tragedies to describe situations where the action is so dramatic and the fate of the protagonists so hopeless that only a divine intervention can solve the quandary and lead to the desired happy end. Throughout this season, the ensemble will be looking through music for the Deus ex Machina, the way out of the current global crises. They will be looking back from today’s techno, cybersex, logarithmically generated music, and virtual reality to the epoch of Italian futurism to determine which tenets of that artistic movements are still valid today and how the fascination for machines and technology has evolved over the past 100 years.
The season’s final concert is dedicated to the rush of speed—from the sequencer in the world premiere of Idrobe-Arce’s new work to the player piano in Nancarrow’s Boogie woogie and Hindemith's scandalously fast-paced Chamber Music No. 1. Also on the program is Saint-Saëns’ “Suite de l'Assassinat du Duc de Guise,” one of the first film scores ever written. The actors Maria Thorgevsky and Dan Wiener will recreate the film live while the music is played.
Tickets are CHF 30-40 for adults and CHF 20 for youth and students.


Don Bosco Basel
Waldenburgerstrasse 34
4052 Basel

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