For its 25th anniversary in 2017, KlangForum Heidelberg has launched an innovative series of events in Heidelberg.
Conversations with contemporary witnesses of important landmarks in the history of music and culture are the context for live performances at the TANK TOWER. The Tower, a monument to the functional architecture of the past, is the domicile of KlangForum Heidelberg. As it can accommodate verbal exchange and musical performance on the same podium, it is ideal for encounters of the kind envisaged.
The first event in the Music in Context series took place on 23 March 2017 in conjunction with the German-American Institute (DAI) Heidelberg. At the TANK TOWER we were privileged to welcome Nuria Schönberg-Nono, the widow of avant-garde composer and philosopher Luigi Nono. At present, the daughter of Arnold Schönberg, one of the most significant composers in the history of modern music, is in charge of the Archivio Luigi Nono in Venice.
Works for voices, instruments and electronics by Luigi Nono and Arnold Schönberg were the touchstone for her conversation with Martina Seeber.
As a portrait of Luigi Nono, this discussion concert was also a precursor and an introduction to the SCHOLA HEIDELBERG‘s concert at the Schwetzingen Festival in May 2017 featuring Nono’s Das atmende Klarsein and other works.