Sigune von Osten, world-renowned singer, composer, stage director and experienced organizer of major international music festivals, has visited Yangon many times in recent years to train young Burmese vocal talents. For the opening of the new Goethe-Institut, she has created the musicArt compoVision “The Re-vibrating Goethe Villa” and invited a number of her international artist friends, who with their partly unusual instruments will make our inaugural evening an unforgettable experience:
>>Pascal Contet, the accordion pioneer of contemporary music in France
>>the Austrian musician and composer Matthias Loibner with his electro-acoustic hurdy-gurdy
>>the virtuoso jazz musicians Robert Morgenthaler and Jean Jacques Pedretti from Switzerland with their alphorns, trombones and conches
>>Wu Wei, recently premiered as China’s best sheng player with his exotic instruments sheng, erhu, bawu and xun
>>the Dutch artist Hans van Koolwijk with his Bambuso Sonoro, a sound sculpture like a bamboo organ, designed and played by himself
>>Geraldo Si, Brazilian Dancer and choreographer who worked for weeks with the young dancers of the MEBC and developed sequences that will guide visitors through the evening and the buildings
>>the Slovak light designer Martin Mulik who will set this extraordinary evening in magic light
 >>the sound director Sebastian Rietz from Germany who will care for a beautiful and harmonious mixture of live music and sound installations

Photo credit: Thet Htoo

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