SUN, July 30, 2022, 6.00 p.m.–7.00 p.m.

The classical music start-up HIDALGO will perform together with the Arcis Saxophone Quartet at Kunstareal München. The musical installation picks up on the theme of the exhibition HEADING OUTDOORS. In reference to this title, director Tom Wilmersdörffer explores the concept of freedom with classical music, video art and performance – and actively involves the audience.
The four musical interventions will start at 2.00 p.m., 4.00 p.m., 6.00 p.m. and 9.00 p.m. on the north side of the Pinakothek der Moderne. First, the quartet will cycle through the Kunstareal, making music. In the meantime, the musicians will be deprived of their freedom and wrapped in foil while they play. In the final concert, the JSB:48 program will be premiered, featuring pieces from The Well-Tempered Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach, newly composed contemporary preludes, and the 24 Préludes and Fugues by Nikolai Kapustin.

Four musical interventions
Location: North side of the Pinakothek der Moderne

I. Homo Ludens
Start: 2.00 p.m.
Only in play is man truly free. The Arcis Saxophone Quartet begins with a piece from the program JSB:48 to then take a seat on a Beer-Bike while making music. Two seats will be raffled off in advance. The concert movement will ride for about 45 minutes through the Kunstareal and return to the Pinakothek der Moderne at the end. The audience can ride along on their own bicycles and participate in the concert movement.

II. The bondage of the intellectual follower
Start: 4.00 p.m.
Forms of communication and loss of information are the focus here. The musicians sit at the ends of a long conference table. The sounds are distorted via loudspeakers – what is played at one end does not correspond to what can be heard at the other end. In addition, the audience can intervene in the sound via controls.

III. Conditionality of the will
Start: 6.00 p.m.
On the area next to the FUTURO house, the Arcis Saxophone Quartet will be wrapped in foil while playing. The foil strips bit by bit reduce the sound and the playing freedom of the quartet.

The Craft of Freedom
Start: 9.00 p.m.
At nightfall, the Arcis Saxophone Quartet will give a closing concert. Four videos will be projected onto the facade of the Pinakothek der Moderne, which can be accessed via QR codes throughout the event. They show scenes of freedom and lack of freedom, which are also taken up in the interventions.

The event will also take place in case of bad weather.

Arcis Saxophone Quartet:

Soprano saxophone – Claus Hierluksch

Alto saxophone – Ricarda Fuss

Tenor saxophone – Edoardo Zotti

Baritone saxophone – Jure Knez

A cooperation of Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum with Kunstareal München and HIDALGO.