BIO – Burned Instruments Orchestra


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When the Amazon with the Swiss stone pines - a Brazilian wooden orchestra from the Engadine.

Theater Chur

Kauffmannstrasse 6, 7000 Chur


30.09.2021 at 19:30 o'clock
Price CHF 28.00 / 42.00 / 15.00 (regular / patron / reduced)

Every day, thousands of trees in the Amazon rainforest are burned down and cut down. Brazilian composers, musicians and sound artists Livio Tragtenberg and Marco Scarassatti record this destructive process as the Burned Instruments Orchestra BIO. They collect pieces of wood of all kinds and use them to build instruments whose history, sounds and intentions are the starting point for new musical creations.

Culturescapes 2021 brings "BIO" from the Brazilian Amazon to the pine forests of the Engadine. As part of an artist residency at the Fundaziun Nairs in Scuol, the two artists collect the material for their instrument installation from native forests. The wood will be made to sound for the first time in the Theater Chur, before the installation is shown at the Tinguely Museum in Basel, among others.

In cooperation with CULTURESCAPES 2021 Amazonas.



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