Bauhaus 100th - A Musical Exploration

LONDON Barbican
Silk Street


2019 marks the 100th anniversary of colossal revolution in the philosophy of aesthetics and purpose, which helped shape the world we live in, not just around architecture and design, but in art forms such as film, dance and visual arts. Bauhaus with its values of minimalism, functionality and liberal modernism still continues to be influential.

The EFG London Jazz Festival celebrates the movement’s impact by a special show created around Bau.Haus.Klang project commissioned by the Bauhaus Festival – a celebration for the opening of the Bauhaus 100-year activities in Germany.

Performed for first time after the astounding Berlin premiere in January, composer and pianist Michael Wollny challenges the question of how Bauhaus manifesto could be translated into today’s sound. The improvisational skills of a jazz pianist dared by the mechanics of the “phonola”, a music machine from the twenties that operates a second grand piano programmed by Wolfgang Heisig.

Emile Parisien
(saxophone), Leafcutter John (electronics)and Max Stadtfeld (drums) accompany this stimulating dialogue.

The Brooklyn based acoustic, minimalist music trio Dawn of Midi perform their musical response to the movement by bringing their mesmerising grooves and refined rhythmic structure into this evening’s musical universe with their special set presented in association with Erased Tapes.

More music and activities to be announced around this unique event...