Premiering in August 2019, DARA String Festival will present 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 – 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 international partners/curators and expand into electroacoustic and staged multi-media concert performances.
The first festival edition will include open talks and long concert evenings at the fabulous open-boat gallery Hošek Contemporary. The concerts will feature solos performed by each artist and selected group combinations. Programmes will include world premieres, compositions and improvisations by the artists below, as well as Ablinger, Dillon, Gubaidulina, Iddon, Ligeti, Lim, Murail, Rohloff, Xenakis etc.
Séverine Ballon – cellist, composer (France)
Isidora Edwards – cellist, composer-performer, improviser (Chile)
Clara Gervais – bassist, composer (France / Germany)
Nina de Heney – bassist, composer-performer, improviser (Sweden)
Nurit Stark – violinist, violist (Israel / Germany)
Biliana Voutchkova – violinist, composer-performer, improviser (Bulgaria / Germany)
DARA String Festival
Friday, 30th & Saturday, 31st August | Doors 16:30 CET | Starts 17:00 CET
Hošek Contemporary | Motor Ship HEIMATLAND, Fisherinsel 3 | 10179 Berlin
Tickets on the door:
One concert: 5 – 10 € sliding scale
One day: 15 € / 12 € reduced / 8 € student/senior
Festival pass: 25 € / 20 € reduced / 15 € student/senior
Photos © Yves Tremorin, Peter Purgar, Susanna Drescher, Alberto Duarte, Uwe Neumann, Alberto Duarte