• Sun 10 05 2015 •
Conflict Music – The Soundtrack of World Cultures Christian von Borries


What do you do when music becomes a weapon of war? Composer and filmmaker Christian von Borries provides a tentative answer to this timely question in an audiovisual performance. Cutting and splicing conflict music from sources as diverse as Beethoven, Hanns Eisler, and the heavy metal band Drowning Pool, Rayess Bek (Beirut) and other performers join via live stream with a live chamber orchestra that includes members of the Ensemble Garage, and of the Center for Old Music (ZAMUS) under the aegis of Concerto Köln. Combining critical reflections and observations on the role of music in past and future conflict, the online performance of these fragments is also intermixed with previews of von Borries’s current work in progress, Desert of the Real – An Essayistic Documentary Film as Postmodern Western.

Conflict Music is a joint production with the festival ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln.

Concert excerpts
Free admission

Conflict Music – The Soundtrack of World Cultures
With musical comments by Rayess Bek - Things that have nothing to do with War und
wolfgang voigt - re-conflict

An event of the Academy of the Arts of the World in the frame of PLURIVERSALE II and festival Acht Brücken | Musik für Köln.
Venue: Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Apostelnkloster 13 - 15, 50672 Cologne
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