3.2. - 5.2.23

Takeover

The young festival Baden-Baden

PASSING ON THE TORCH – PREPARING THE FUTURE

Passing on the torch of art – this certainly has a good ring to it. And in our case, it is even true: at some point, what we cultivate and permit to grow will be taken over by young people. We’re offering a glimpse of the future today by handing over the Festspielhaus to young people – at the Takeover Festival, which we will now be presenting for the second time. The new generation will take over the building, technology, and stage. In view of the challenges of our time, we are motivated to create a new and better cooperation: piano meets technology, BMX bike meets string quartet, dance meets light projection. Jazz duos share the space, and classical star violinist Daniel Hope plays with the Zürcher Kammerorchester and a jazz trio. The performers will be reaching out both to one another and to the audience, in the form of workshops with the artists which will be taking place at each event. Everyone can participate, all you need to do is register.

FR 3.2.23

GRANDBROTHERS

The two musicians of Grandbrothers truly make something new out of a piano and a computer, together with a self-built apparatus that has been fine-tuned over the years and that controls the instrument’s hammers. The result sounds so fantastic that the duo merited an entire page in the Frankfurter Allgemeine. It was a rave review.

TO THE EVENT

SA 4.2.23/SU 5.2.23

HAKANAI

A dancer interprets a "digital score," which is not generated by a person but by the software eMotion. In this way, the dancer enters into dialogue with an ever-changing graphic universe. The sound design is also created in real time, giving rise to a synesthetic world of sound, image, and dance.

TO THE EVENT

SA 4.2.23

THE ART OF THE DUO

Nils Wülker & Arne Jansen; Julia Hülsmann & Christopher Dell

How do things work in a couple? In music as in love: with communication, which can be harmonious, conflictual, or constructive. "The Art of the Duo," the title of a new series at the JazzNights in early 2023, proves this emphatically – with two top-class duo members in one evening.

TO THE EVENT

SA 4.2.23

TAKEOVER-PARTY

What otherwise tend to avoid each other are now coming together: drums, live electronics, a string quartet, and a BMX bike. The latter will be ridden and flown by six-time world champion Jorge "Viki" Gómez. Gómez has turned BMX acrobatics into an art and collaborates with artists and musicians, making him a perfect fit for the Festspielhaus.

TO THE EVENT

SU 5.2.23

DANIEL HOPE

Hope's concert concludes the Takeover Festival on a festive note, with a musical invitation to people of different generations with different musical upbringings who now have the opportunity to celebrate together. Even the composers featured on the program went beyond boundaries, as their melodies became immortal by combining the best of jazz and classical music.

TO THE EVENT

Takeover 2022

A big thank you to our partners of the 2023 Festival