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DARA String Festival


DARA String Festival presents a wide variety of innovative multi-genre music for string instruments, ranging from early contemporary to experimental and freely improvised. DARA transcends genre boundaries, uniting highly renowned international artists from diverse musical backgrounds, in a series of encounters to inspire new thoughts and ideas towards the advancement of individual and collective artistic work. In the longer term DARA aims to present guest editions in collaboration with different partners/curators internationally and expand into electroacoustic and staged multi-media concert performances.

The second edition of the festival presents the world premiers of Catherine Lamb / ‘descensus trio’, Frances Marie-Uitti / ‘This’ for solo cello, Lucy Railton / new work for solo cello and electronics and Biliana Voutchkova / ‘Words I’d have never known’ for string sextet, alongside improvisations by the artists and works by Carola Bauckholt, Jonathan Harvey, Alvin Lucier, Anna Korsun, Yannis Xenakis, Giacinto Scelsi, Sabine Vogel, Georg Katzer and Luigi Nono. The program this year includes electro-acoustic and site specific works.

You are warmly invited to DARA 2020!

Festival artists
Akiko Ahrendt – violinist, composer-performer, improviser (Germany)
Catherine Lamb – composer, violist (USA / Germany)
Yodfat Miron – violist, performer (Israel / Germany)
Lucy Railton – cellist, composer, electronic musician (Great Britain / Germany)
Frances – Marie Uitti — cellist, composer, improvisor (USA / Holland)
Biliana Voutchkova – violinist, composer-performer, improviser (Bulgaria / Germany)

In accordance with the COVID – 19 regulations DARA will present a new long length concert-installation format with limited audience attending at different time slots. The program will be repeated twice and will take place simultaneously in two different spaces. There will be a comfortable outdoor waiting area where drinks and small foods will be provided.
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Single day pass: 20 € / 17 € reduced / 12 € student/senior
Festival pass: 35 € / 30 € reduced / 20 € student/senior

Photo collage and design by Boriana Pandova.
Photo credits from top left:
Karel Šuster, Cristina Marx, Camille Blake, Sabine Hilscher, Philip Frowein, Svetlana Selezneva

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