rainy days 2018The rainy days festival traces reality in contemporary music and flings its doors wide open to the world – «get real»!
From resonance of the spheres to propaganda tool, music has always struggled to find its place in the world around it, and this is especially true of the music of our complex present. In 2018, rainy days explores how contemporary music participates in realities beyond the concert hall: as political statement, as part of identity, as an experience of social situations, as industrial aesthetic, as personal history or by incorporating concrete sounds of everyday life through field recordings. The festival brings sound worlds outside of the Philharmonie into the concert hall, while also taking concerts to private homes and offering performative walks that enable the listener to perceive the city’s soundscapes in situ. It presents the search for an appropriate musical language to speak of the most pressing issues today, explores «third spaces» between analogue and virtual worlds and pays homage to female pioneers of electroacoustic music who created new gender realities with their work early on.
For the second time, the festival organizes the Luxembourg Composition Academy in cooperation with the Neumünster Abbey and United Instruments of Lucilin. rainy days also continues its cooperation with the Grand Théâtre and the Casino. A public conference discusses the theme of the festival. After the success of the first Wunderkammer and Bal contemporain in 2017, the last day of rainy days again features a five-hour mosaic of concerts and a final party.
«get real» presents:
Einstürzende Neubauten, ensemble mosaik, Ensemble Resonanz, Hiatus, Klangforum Wien, Nadar Ensemble, Noise Watchers, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Phace, Quatuor Diotima, Synergy Vocals, United Instruments of Lucilin, Baldur Brönnimann, Christina Daletska, Florian Hoelscher, Nacho de Paz, Emilio Pomàrico, Heather Roche, Benjamin Vandewalle, Bas Wiegers, Agata Zubel and others
Featuring premieres and works by
Peter Ablinger, Georges Aperghis, Joanna Bailie, Huihui Cheng, Micheline Coulombe Saint-Marcoux, Sivan Eldar, Evelyne Gayou, Rama Gottfried, Genoël von Lilienstern, Ursula Mamlok, Yan Maresz, Matilde Meireles, Enno Poppe, Alberto Posadas, Stefan Prins / Daniel Linehan, Éliane Radigue, Rebecca Saunders, Matthew Shlomowitz, Chris Swithinbank, Annette Vande Gorne, Francesca Verunelli and others