DARA String Festival presents a wide variety of innovative multi-genre music for string instruments, from early contemporary to experimental and freely improvised. DARA unites 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.
For the second edition of the festival the DARA artists present their solo work and play in different group combinations. The programme this year features electroacoustic and site-specific works, and the world premieres of Catherine Lamb / String 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 quintet. The order of the pieces is interwoven into a symbiotic presentation of the composed and improvised pieces which will be performed twice for the rotating audience.
COVID – 19 ALERT
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. Please, sign in our website’s mailing list to receive updates and further information. Stay well!
DARA String Festival
Saturday, 22nd August, 2020 | Doors 18:30 CET | Starts 19:00 CET
Musikbrauerei | Greifswalder Str. 23A | 10405 Berlin
Photo collage and design by Boriana Pandova. Photo credits from top left:
Karel Šuster, Cristina Marx, Camille Blake, Sabine Hilscher, Philip Frowein, Svetlana Selezneva