Sorgner @ University of Graz June 6, 2017
University of Graz

The so-called classical music has always been open for decades against other genres such as jazz, pop and rock. The results are often sobering, occasionally exciting. Is it possible to say why crossovers are either aesthetically successful or fail? Where are possible gains and losses? And what border transitions beyond the lines of demarcation between genres might still be interesting?

Instead of tackling the question abstractly, the participants will take a series of musical transitions to the starting point that Sven Helbig has achieved with great international success over the past decade. Characteristic of these projects published on the label Deutsche Grammophon was considerable refinement in all details and the claim to deal with the substance of the respective music instead of garnishing surfaces with those of another genre. The most relevant projects are the choir and electronics (Kristjan Järvi, Vocalconsort Berlin), the Pocket Symphonies - “Twelve Ways to End a Day”, as well as the Popsongs for the Fauré Quartet.

BIOGRAPHS
Sven Helbig;  Photo: private Sven Helbig is a German musician, producer, composer and director. Helbig produced with Rammstein and the Pet Shop Boys as well as with the Fauré Quartet. With a great international success he realized a series of musical crosses.

Stefan Lorenz Photo: Stefan Lorenz SorgnerStefan Lorenz Sorgner, Professor at John Cabot University Rome (IT), is a German posthumanist and transhumanist philosopher, Nietzsche researcher, musicologist and expert in the field of ethics of new technologies.

Regula Rapp is the rector of the State Academy of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart (Germany). Previously, the musicologist and harpsichord conducted the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (CH).

Andreas Dorschel has been a member of the Board of the Institute for Music Aesthetics of the University of Arts Graz (AT) since 2002. His fields of research are philosophy of music, theories of subjectivity, and the history of ideas. Regula Rapp is the rector of the State Academy of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart (Germany). Previously, the musicologist and harpsichord conducted the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (CH). Andreas Dorschel has been a member of the Board of the Institute for Music Aesthetics of the University of Arts Graz (AT) since 2002. His fields of research are philosophy of music, theories of subjectivity, and the history of ideas. Regula Rapp is the rector of the State Academy of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart (Germany). Previously, the musicologist and harpsichord conducted the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (CH). Andreas Dorschel has been a member of the Board of the Institute for Music Aesthetics of the University of Arts Graz (AT) since 2002. His fields of research are philosophy of music, theories of subjectivity, and the history of ideas.