After the premier at Multiplica Festival in Luxembourg City in February and its much acclaimed performance at Scopitone Festival in Nantes the audiovisual live-show THE ARRIVAL is now heading to the Festival Rauhnächte in Nuremberg, Germany. The Festival happens in the city´s medieval center right in between christmas and new years eve.
THE ARRIVAL takes its viewers on an epic journey to explore the unknown and inexplicable. It marks the first collaboration of german composer and musician Frieder Nagel with the digital artist Mathieu Le Sourd aka MAOTIK from France. Confronted with something still unknown but yet to come, intuition fills our minds with mixed emotions of suspense, insecureness, expectation and fear. Change is one inevitable ingredient of what makes live itself possible and still leaves us often overwhelmed. At the same time there is a certain excitement before doing steps towards change or literally arriving at a new place, that is still unknown. Frieder Nagel built THE ARRIVAL to capture these feelings and let people astonish about an unreal momentum.
Creating his own audiovisual tools and generating visuals with algorithms to transform the usual perceptions of space, Maotik transferred Nagel´s release into an epic visual journey through the unknown and inexplicable. The Rauhnächte edition of THE ARRIVAL will be realised as an audiovisual soundart-installation in public space with free access for the general public.
For 15 years already, InFiné has operated as a safe haven for diversity and musical innovation. A groups of music activists, proud of their independence and the label’s motto “easy music for the hard to please”, InFiné accompanies innovative artists from diverse geographical and cultural backgrounds, sharing common values around the defence of sustainable music. With Deena Abdelwahed, Gaspar Claus, Léonie Pernet, Vanessa Wagner, Rone, Sabrina Bellaouel, Mischa Blanos, Toh Imago, Aārp, Basile3, UTO, O’o, Cindy Pooch, Seb Martel & more to come
Join us to celebrate these first fifteen years on the 13th & 14th November during a weekend of festivities, concerts and meetings at the Centquatre-Paris.
Italian violinist & composer Laura Masotto has collaborated with Roger Goula to create the track ‘Refugees’ a deep observation of the human condition in relation to the ongoing migrant crisis and part of her recent album WE: “Roger Goula and I have worked closely while composing and it feels like Frieder has continued the process with empathy. Frieder Nagel's rework both gave a new life to the piece but is also keeping a strong connection with the original work”, comments Masotto. REFUGEES (FRIEDER NAGEL REWORK) is out now via 7K! records.
End of August invites the agency Von der Haardt and the gART.n for music and arts festival atmosphere in one of the most beautiful underground venues of Berlin. In painting, color refers to the selection in harmony, shading and composition of the various colors in a painting. In this sense, the term is used in many arts and also serves as a metaphorical description of a culture in music. As an interdisciplinary performance, we combine various musical genres such as ambient, neo-classical and electronics with light installations and short films, thus bringing color to a new level.
Last autumn, when concerts and live music were still not possible Frieder Nagel looked for alternative ways to present his music. He created an audiovisual installation called "Sonido Blanco" at the top of a magnificient old tree which seemed to spring to life when park goers passed by at night. As part of the exhibition "Lost and Found" the installation was realised by the Projektbüro im Geschäftsbereich Kultur der Stadt Nürnberg and developed together with light artist Stephan Scheiderer for over two months. The tree gave the impression that it could lift off and leave this earth at any second as it was increasingly covered in a myriad of colours. The accompanying musical composition combined abstract ambient noise and distant, melancholic melodies and laid the foundations for his new EP The Arrival published by Paris based label InFiné in the beginning of 2021 besides one of Nagel´s earlier orchestral works performed by the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester of Berlin.