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Beat Machines

Telekom ForumLandgrabenweg 151, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, 53227 Bonn-Beuel, Germany
On Friday 27 September 2019 at 20:00
Festival: Beethovenfest Bonn
Works by Nikoladze, Koka
Works by Hamilton, Gordon
Tom ThumBeatbox
Gordon HamiltonConductor
Koka NikoladzeBeat machines
PODIUM Strings

These instruments sound like little machines from the laboratory of a brilliant inventor in a steampunk story. The ‘beat machines’ by the Georgian artist Koka Nikoladze are musical instruments and art installations rolled into one. When Nikoladze starts playing them the sounds seem to follow laws all their own. The programme contrasts these wooden boxes with a completely different kind of ‘sound machine’: the world-famous Australian beatboxer Tom Thum, who produces the most unimaginable sounds and rhythms using only his mouth. Together with his fellow Australian, composer-conductor Gordon Hamilton, and a young string ensemble, his beatboxing is guaranteed to raise the pulse of every listener, not only the pupil-managers who prepared and present this concert.

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