Myth, Music and Electricity – A concert with visual artists at Herkulessaal

Monica Bonvicini, Angela Bulloch, Nina Canell & Robin Watkins, Annika Larsson, Susan Philipsz, PPKK (Schönfeld & Scoufaras), Karin Sander & Louis-Philippe Scoufaras, invited by Augustin Maurs

  • 19:00 - 23:00 Uhr
  • 29.11.2017
  • Herkulessaal der Residenz

artgenève is pleased to present, Myth, Music and Electricity, part of “contemporary art as concert”, a series of events focused on musical and ephemeral works by artists invited by Augustin Maurs.

In its second iteration, the event takes place in the historic Herkulessaal in Munich and takes its broad theme from the myths surrounding the location’s name-giver. Specifically, a lesser-known story within the mythology of Hercules recounts how, as a child, he violently killed his music master, Linus of Thrace, after being reprimanded for his lack of musicality. It remains unknown why the murderer of Linus, inventor of lyrical song, came to be the namesake of an exquisite classical music venue reconstructed in post-war Munich.

Music, Myth and Electricity plays with the adventurous and unpredictable construction of myths within our relation to sound and electric streams. The Herkulessaal, usually a stage for orchestra and chamber music ensembles, becomes the host of a series of musical and performative works mainly conceived for electric and amplified instruments – among them a bass guitar ensemble (Angela Bulloch), a set of 12 turntables (PPKK), signals from the solar wind, aurora borealis and other magnetic storms (Nina Canell & Robin Watkins) and a pipe organ (Annika Larsson). Inspired by Hercules’ shattering powers, the evening is an undisciplined journey through different places, customs and medias - specifically between music and art.

Concert 8 pm
Doors 7 pm
Admission: 8 /12 €
Tickets: julia.etter@palexpo.ch