For decades, new music has been asked whether it is losing touch. In 2017 rainy days explores the emotional landscapes of contemporary music to demonstrate the opposite. In concerts, installations, performances, conversations, and a conference the festival discovers the many ways in which today’s music can express, evoke, transform, exploit, or avoid emotion to touch, affect, move, or keep you at a distance. An opera for your body. The power of the voice. A composer’s loving tribute to his musicians. Dissolving sounds that become even more touching. High-charged string quartets. Evocative sounds of home. Music «freed» from subjectivity. A sonic treasure hunt for children. The entire Philharmonie transformed into a wunderkammer.
For the first time, rainy days hosts a conference dedicated to the festival topic, as well as the final concert of the Luxembourg Composition Academy, in cooperation with neimënster and United Instruments of Lucilin.
rainy days 2017«how does it feel?» presents Adapter, EXAUDI, JACK Quartet, Klangforum Wien, Noise Watchers, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Remix Ensemble Casa da Musica, United Instruments of Lucilin, Yarn/Wire, Tomomi Adachi, Katrien Baerts, Severine Ballon, Andreas Borregaard, Peter Brotzmann, Susanne Elmark, Hany Heshmat, Florian Hoelscher, Roland Kluttig, Heather Leigh, Marc Meyers, Emilio Pomarico, Peter Rundel, Aniela Stoffels, Jennifer Walshe, James Weeks.
Premieres and new works by Wojtek Blecharz, Iván Boumans, Rick Burkhardt, Chaya Czernowin, Catherine Kontz, Catherine Lamb, Claude Lenners, Genoël von Lilienstern, Enno Poppe, Philippe Manoury, Robin Minard, Wolfgang Mitterer, Yoshiaki Onishi, Hannes Seidl, S.L.A.T.U.R., Simon Steen-Andersen.