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Salim's Salon
by Hannes Seidl with Music by Amet, Seth Ayyaz, Cédrik Fermont, Jacqueline George

Sun 15 July 2018, 22.30 – 23.30

Tickets (15 / 10 €) at the box office only.

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Salim’s Salon is a staged concert with musicians from varied cultural contexts. What unites the four protagonists – ranging from Egypt, Cameroon, London and the Democratic Republic of the Congo – is their experimental approach to sound and music, as well as their own encounters with Western-postcolonial aesthetic norms. Salim’s Salon creates a place for these four individual positions to meet, while offering a space to reflect upon cultural attribution, the notion of the other, and contemporaneity in music. Their playing together – in duos, trios or solos – is not only directed at the audience, but also towards each other. Central to the project is the confrontation between free improvised music and clock time of the chronometer and score. Ever-present in this space is the awareness of the “colonisation of time” through the clock, the history of which – as an important tool in conquering and modernizing the world – runs as a thematic thread throughout the evening.

With: Amet, Seth Ayyaz, Cédrik Fermont, Jacqueline George
Artistic Director: Hannes Seidl
Assistant: Tamara Antonijevic
Production Management: ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture

A production by Hannes Seidl in co-production with Alte Oper Frankfurt, Konzerthaus Berlin and Philharmonie Luxembourg. Funded by Musikfonds. In cooperation with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt a. M. and MaerzMusik/Berliner Festspiele.

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