Nº 13: As Time Goes By – Partita Radicale

Concert interspersed with discourses

Thursday, 2. May 2019, 20 h (Saal 1)

Gunda Gottschalk – violin
Ortrud Kegel – flute
Karola Pasquay – flute
Ute Völker – accordion

In the program as time goes by, the ensemble Partita Radicale places the topic of change and renewal, farewell and departure in the center of artistic interest, reacting to glaring changes in the cultural environment.

Desolate urban landscapes, closed venues and run-down cultural institutes are today’s reality. Partita Radicale does not complain about a cultural state of emergency, but aesthetically reinterpret it: as an opportunity to break new ground, to venture into the unknown, and to musically revive abandoned spaces.
The musicians also provide information about this and about their 30th anniversary in a talk.

Partita Radicale is four headstrong people and musicians from Wuppertal and Cologne. Three of them united in early 1989, the fourth came in 1992. Until his early death in 2016, the violist Thomas Beimel was also part of the group. Partita Radicale developed everything collectively and worked explicitly without musical direction. To this day, this idea has continued and inspires the ensemble to ever new, extraordinary projects. From the beginning, the musicians have sat down between the chairs to play with musical conventions and genres: in the spaces between improvisation and composition, theater and music, sound and space. The common background is the study of classical music. The result is up-to-date chamber music, which cultivates the art of lively conversation. With a virtuosity that results from the often surprising alternation of classically trained playing styles and an experimental extension of the sound spectrum. The music remains an analog acoustic event in the tension between seriousness and humor.

Moderation: Reinhard Gagel

In German language.

Admission: 12 / 10 / 6 Euro (normal price / reduced / Berlin-Pass)
Reservations please by form

19 h: soundwalk with Thomas Gerwin


Here you find information about our past concerts in 2018.