Francesco Tristano performs Goldberg City Variations project at Oranjewoud Festival
On 3 June, Francesco Tristano takes his unique Goldberg City Variations project to the Orajewoud classical music festival in the Netherlands. From Nigel Kennedy to Calefax and from Francesco Tristano to Noa Wildschut, the musicians give concerts from the crack of dawn until the early hours of the morning. In beautiful gardens and historic country houses but also in teepees, an underground bunker and giant plastic bubbles.
Francesco Tristano’s Goldberg City Variations is an ambitious and brilliant project which uses midi technology to build a digital city in real-time with a combination of piano and computer.
The main focus is the vertical development of cities, where nature has more room for growth, as opposed to the concept of horizontal urbanisation. This project does not judge which is best, simply chooses that which is more pioneering, as Bach’s variation also does in its own exploration. Francesco Tristano aims to take the audience on a journey of discovery through the magic of music and technology. Through music and visual elements he also explores the relationship between man, space, and progress and the celebration of a new relationship with our planet and its health.
Music and city development mirror each other in their life cycles; and Goldberg City Variations, a unique, immersive and high impact show will take audiences to a whole new realm enhanced by a fantastical exploration of Xenakis’ dreams combined with Bach’s wonderful music and the innovative and inspiring environment of Oranjewoud Festival.
Francesco’s other recent and upcoming highlights include: BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Nacional de España, Rheingau Music Festival, Cite de la Musique, Berlin Funkhaus, Festival Esprit, and La Seine Musicale.
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