ECLAT Festival Neue Musik Stuttgart February 2 - 5, 2017
ECLAT 2017: Four days full of discoveries, meetings and remeetings, the spirit of adventure, provocation, insight, exhaustion, delectation, irritation and euphoria. Young composers will take center stage again, networking with pleasure, crossing boundaries, playing with genres, exploiting all medial possibilities, feeling the urge to convey and communicate. Also in focus is their observation of the social phenomena of our times: narcissism and self-optimisation, creativity hype and the domineering influence of digital media on mankind. This sensuous mediality and multilayered contextualisation will be confronted with aesthetic positions seeking a concentration of resources – from which in turn may arise a fragile magic, a cosmos of colours, but also a tonal momentum and an absoluteness of artistic expression.
We will meet a range of ECLAT debutants, many of them teaming up with writers, visual/video artists or light designers – and many „old acquaintances“ who have made substantial marks on earlier festivals. Ascolta, SWR Symphony Orchestra, SWR Vocalensemble and the Neue Vocalsolisten will again be mainstays of the festival, whereas the ensembles MAM from Frankfurt, Garage from Cologne, Talea from New York, the Mivos Quartet and three young chamber music ensembles will make their first appearances at ECLAT.
Let us invite you to four well-filled days with concerts, performances, installations, music theatre, talks and a dramatic reading – visit a festival charged with the most different impressions and weaved with multifaceted connotations. Please find an overview of the programme here: