July 5, 2008

Summer festival: An Argentinean Night in the Castle – Una noche argentina en el castillo

Date: July 5, 2008, 19:00 Uhr

Duration: July 5, 2008

Location: Akademie Schloss Solitude

»Una noche argentina en el Castillo« is the theme of this year’s summer festival, and a few surprises are store in addition to appearances by members of the Eloísa Cartonera collective (who produced the new Yearbook in Buenos Aries and will run a workshop on book design): The renowned Argentinean theater director and singer Alejandro Tantanian, who was a Solitude fellow in 1999-2000 – with his new program »De Noche« and accompanied by Diego Penalas on piano – is one program highlight. Another is Argentinean composer and pianist (and former fellow) Oscar Strasnoy’s new ensemble, which features Pablo Marquez on guitar, Eric Chalan on bass, Gabriel Said on drums and Daniel Gloger on voice.

On the new yearbook
The new yearbook is here just in time for the summer festival. »Von etwas das nie aufhört« [Of something that never stops] documents the past two years’ activities with contributions from fellows in photos, reports and images. The book was designed in Buenos Aires and produced on the hand press in the Eloísa Cartonera’s print workshop, where each copy was individually painted and bound. The inserted placard with color photos was produced in Stuttgart and invites readers to complete their copies by pasting the photos in the book!

Because just words and images don’t do justice to the Solitude fellows’ work, the book also contains a music CD of the SWR recording of a concert by Gavriel Lipkind, who world-premiered a new collective work the »Solitude Cycle« for cello and live electronics in the Ludwigsburg Castle in June 2007. All of the composers in the 2006/7 Solitude generation were involved. And moving pictures are presented in an Akademie yearbook for the first time. More than 20 film and video entries, animations and video loops, as well as performance theater and installation documentation, feature the media most valued and preferred by the youngest generation of artists.

Refreshments will be served in the Akademie courtyard. The art of conversation, entertainment and art itself is the main focus. Welcome to the festival!

Admission: 3 Euro