(Not) Another Beethoven Cycle

collab. s t a r g a z e, Berlin


Many of us constantly question the wisdom of putting on cycles of  Beethoven Symphonies in particular, which still seems a kind of ultimate achievement, both on record as well as in performance.

With 2020 looming large, the orchestral collective stargaze who has in recent years specialized in genre-bending collaborations and reworkings of modern classics wishes to buck the trend and at the same time hit the subject right in the heart, by adding (not) Another Beethoven Cycle - a laboratory of reworkings, deconstructions, genre-crossing and liberating ‚performing analyses’.

Not ABC is conceived as a modular project, that could either tell the story of all 9 symphonies in the length of one concert, or during one day, as well as offer multiple performances of Beethoven Symphonies with each representing a collaboration with different artists. These collaborators though will not necessarily be composers, or even musicians but visual, lights, sound and dance artists.