Alice Sara Ott, Francesco Tristano and BrandtBrauerFrick inspire at ClubbingClassic.
When Alice Sara Ott and Francesco Tristano stormed the stage at KUNSTWERK Wickrath on Saturday evening with their interpretations of Ravel's "Bolero" and Stravinsky's "Sacre", the audience lay at their feet.
The audience experienced these two classical pieces up close and downright uncanny physically. And EXPERIENCE here is not to be understood as an empty phrase: in fact it was fascinating to perceive with all the senses how Ott and Tristano communicated on their instruments without words, how they hammered, plucked, held their breath and at times lifted up from their piano stools. Soundscapes, sometimes molecular-fragil, sometimes opulent and bold, were created in the artwork and suddenly questions were raised: how "classical" are Stravinsky and Ravel really? Stravinsky and Ravel at the club? Why not! On an extraordinary evening ClubbingClassic makes it clear: The future of classical music is more diverse than some people think!
When Alice Sara Ott says she likes to play the piano barefoot because she wants to feel good, she hits the nerve of the evening: "People, relax! ClubbingClassic shows that classical music has a future that certainly does not take place on old paths and isolated from the reality of many people's lives. Classical music can try again, play, dare experiments, make new connections and sometimes fail. This is a chance! And who needs verbal drawers when there is music like that of Tristano, Ott and Brandt Brauer Frick that you simply have to experience with all your senses!
ClubbingClassic is a project of the Freunde und Förderer der Musik in Mönchengladbach e.V. (Friends and Sponsors of Music in Mönchengladbach). In the lead team of ClubbingClassic Linus Luka Bahun is active in the areas of communication, design and digital.
Photos: Max Zdunek