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Laboratory for new Concert Formats in Classical Music by Andreas Vierziger

Date(s) - 09/01/2020 - 13/01/2020

Pre-College and Boarding School

New performative formats in classical music gain increasing acclaim and make room for new markets. Classical music presenters often seek attracting new audiences and making our field more accessible to a broader audience. Especially in Europe many of the presenters are very interested in pushing the format of a concert itself.

Classical music is one of the few art forms that didn’t see a lot of change, apart from the compositional form. Exchange between classical music and other artistic fields is much easier nowadays and we see a lot of great projects being developed.

Many successful examples get international recognition and create new situations for the audience, conquer new venues, create new content and disciplines and cross borders to other disciplines such as performance, dance, visual and contemporary arts and new technologies. This of course does not mean that the traditional classical concert needs to be changed, but why not offering alternatives that are still true to the composers’ works? Who will be the performers of these concerts and what can be its content? Do we need a traditional concert hall? Can there be new stages?

The laboratory contains a lecture on the first day which will give a solid overview. Within group work new concepts relating to this evolution will be developed, discussed and evaluated. While the projects are being created by the participants, the facilitator of this project Andreas Vierziger will interact with the participants and he will be guiding them along the work process.

Table of Contents (Lecturing part)

– Introduction
– Alternative venues
– Adapting the venue and the concert situation
– Combination with high-tech
– Combination with dance
– Combination with other disciplines and genres
– Scenic productions
– Changing the parameters of the content
– Installations and projects reaching over to forms of contemporary art


  • 9 January 2020
  • 13 January 2020

Only 40 participants / FREE Admission
Time: 10.00 AM – 02.00 PM (for each day)
Venue: PC807 at Pre-College Building, College of Music, Mahidol University
Student profiles: Instrumentalists, singers, art managers, musicologists, performing artists, producers, etc.

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