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Visual_Header DIGITAL SYMPHONY

Digitalsymphony

Thursday, 14.09.2017

Classical meets techno, ballet meets street dance, art meets technology. Digitalsymphony is an inspirational lounge concert with music, dance, digital art and a great deal of inspiration.

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This pioneering project will be staged at the Digital Festival in cooperation with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and pianist Sebastian Knauer. Both are currently enjoying great success with their album ÜberBach; in fact, it was recently announced that the album is to be awarded a prize in the «Classical without borders» category at the 2017 Echo Klassik awards.

ÜberBach was composed by Arash Safaian and forms the basis of Digitalsymphony. Parts of the album will be played in their original version, before Pantha du Prince takes up the melodies and weaves them seamlessly into his own remix. The producer and composer is famous around the world for his exciting work in the electro and techno scene, and is now set to wow the Digitalsymphony audience with his unique take on classical music, using the music of Bach as a starting point.

However, the event is also a feast for the eyes. Various styles of music and dance will combine with digital projections to produce a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime spectacle – an unforgettable experience for visitors and an absolute must-see.

The event is sponsored by the Avina foundation, PUNKT magazine, Randstad, RaiLab and Watson.

Artists

Pantha du Prince

Producer

Pantha du Prince, who was born in 1975, is a German producer, composer and conceptual artist for electro, techno, house, minimal and noise. At the age of 13, he started playing the ...
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Pantha du Prince's Bio'

Pantha du Prince, who was born in 1975, is a German producer, composer and conceptual artist for electro, techno, house, minimal and noise. At the age of 13, he started playing the guitar and then began composing electronic music. These early experiments formed the basis for his unusual and experimental creations. Pantha du Prince has already brought out several albums and singles, travels the world as a DJ and is viewed as an internationally renowned pioneer in the production of electro, house, techno and indie music. Hendrik Weber is the man behind the pseudonym Pantha du Prince. He lives and works in Hamburg.

www.panthaduprince.com

Arash Safaian

Composer, synthesiser

Arash Safaian is an artist, composer and producer. He was born in Tehran and grew up in Bayreuth. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg before switching ...
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Arash Safaian's Bio'

Arash Safaian is an artist, composer and producer. He was born in Tehran and grew up in Bayreuth. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg before switching to a study programme in composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. He made a name for himself as a composer with numerous pieces for orchestra, ensemble, film music and opera. The premieres were held at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York, the Neuköllner Oper in Berlin and the Munich Biennale opera festival. Safaian has won the composition prize of the Franz Josef Reinl foundation in Vienna, the Gerda-und-Günter-Bialas prize and the E.ON Bavarian culture prize (E.ON Kulturpreis Bayern). He has been awarded scholarships by the Villa Concordia Bamberg, the city of Munich and the Cité internationale des arts in Paris. Arash Safaian lives and works in Munich.

www.arashsafaian.com

Sebastian Knauer

Pianist

Since his concert debut at the age of 14 at the Laeiszhalle in his home town of Hamburg, the pianist Sebastian Knauer can look back on a concert career spanning more ...
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Sebastian Knauer's Bio'

Since his concert debut at the age of 14 at the Laeiszhalle in his home town of Hamburg, the pianist Sebastian Knauer can look back on a concert career spanning more than 25 years. For many years, he has enjoyed a close cooperation and friendship with the conductor Sir Roger Norrington. Another joint recording of theirs, together with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, was Bach & Sons, which Berlin Classics brought out in 2011. This recording also attracted the highest international acclaim. Sebastian Knauer has a close musical friendship with his long-standing duo partner, the violinist Daniel Hope. In 2012, Sebastian Knauer founded his own festival mozart@augsburg of which he is the artistic director. Sebastian Knauer lives in his home town of Hamburg, where he was born in 1971.

www.sebastianknauer.de

Fabian Ziegler

Vibraphone

Fabian Ziegler started taking percussion classes then was 9 years old. Until now he was prize winner at several national competitions. He completed his Bachelor Of Arts in Music at Zurich ...
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Fabian Ziegler's Bio'

Fabian Ziegler started taking percussion classes then was 9 years old. Until now he was prize winner at several national competitions. He completed his Bachelor Of Arts in Music at Zurich University Of The Arts with Martin Grubinger, Prof. Klaus Schwärzler, Prof. Raphael Christen and Prof. Rainer Seegers. Since September 2017 Fabian Ziegler is studying at the Master Of Arts in Music, Specialized Performance, Solist at Zurich University Of The Arts.

Since September 2015 he organizes his own concert series named Marimba Recital where he can welcome famous musicians from all over the world.

www.fabianziegler.ch

Zürcher Kammerorchester

In 1945, Edmond de Stoutz founded the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, which today ranks amongst the leading orchestras of its kind. Daniel Hope has been head of the orchestra since the beginning ...
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Zürcher Kammerorchester's Bio'

In 1945, Edmond de Stoutz founded the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, which today ranks amongst the leading orchestras of its kind. Daniel Hope has been head of the orchestra since the beginning of the 2016/17 season as musical director, the first time a musician rather than a conductor has held this position. Regular invitations to international festivals, guest appearances in the main music centres of Europe, concert tours on almost all continents and numerous acclaimed CD productions testify to the renown of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. It boasts a wide repertoire ranging from Baroque (played in a historically authentic manner on catgut strings and with Baroque bows) to Classicism and Romanticism works right up to contemporary music. Moreover, its cooperation with musicians from other genres like jazz, folk music and pop entertainment is also worth mentioning.

www.zko.ch

Program

19:00

Doors and bar open

20:00

1st act
Bach’s piano concerto BWV 1055 (1st movement)
Bach’s piano concerto BWV 1056 (2nd movement)
Bach’s piano concerto BWV 1052 (3rd movement)
2nd act
Hallelujah chorus “For unto us a child is born” BWV 142
Modulation – Looping Bach
Little G BWV 578
3rd act
Canon 1 (remix Pantha du Prince)
Canon 2 (remix Pantha du Prince)

21:30

After-party with Pantha du Prince

23:00

End of the event

Location

Schiffbau Zürich
Schiffbaustrasse 4, 8005 Zürich

Tickets

Holders of a festival or day pass that is valid on 14 September can receive a complimentary ticket here. Tickets must be purchased separately. For orders of more than five tickets, please send an e-mail to ticket@digitalfestival.ch.

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