SATURDAY | 10.03.2018
7:30 p.m., Concert at the DB-Werk Dessau
A multimedia concert experience
New composition commissioned by BuJazzO
Musical director: Niels Klein
Vocal Ensemble and Youth Jazz Orchestra of
the Federal Republic of Germany
"Without the BuJazzO, I wouldn't be where I am today," admits Till Brönner, this year's Artist-in-Residence of the Kurt Weill Festival. "BuJazzO" stands for Bundesjazzorchester, the official youth ensemble of the Federal Republic of Germany in the field of jazz. Founded in 1987 on the initiative of the German Music Council, BuJazzO is dedicated to fostering young German jazz talent. One of the main tasks of the project is therefore to support musicians aged between 16 and 24 years in their artistic and personal development over a standard period of two years, offering them optimal opportunities to nurture their talents by collaborating with renowned conductors.
Now, to celebrate the 30 years of its existence, the Bundesjazzorchester, which also boasts a vocal ensemble of up to 10 members, is exploring the topic of "Bauhaus". And it is certainly no coincidence that this artistic movement, founded in 1919 and later based in Dessau during its most fertile period of 1925 to 1932, was committed to the same maxim as the BuJazzO: Shaping the future by means of a boundless spirit of experimentation, an interdisciplinary thirst for knowledge and a global perspective. Under the motto "Sonic Utopias", the BuJazzO will reflect on Bauhaus's timeless artistic and social message at this concert.
Works by young composers, especially written for the occasion, will be juxtaposed with historical film material and paintings of the Bauhaus movement to create an exciting musical experience that seamlessly segues between the past and the present, between tradition and modernity.
With kind support of