“Art despite the distance”: Durlach folding chair concerts

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 18.00
Kunsthaus-Durlach, Karlsruhe, Geigersbergstrasse 12

Johannes Hustedt – flute and ethnic flute instruments
Chai Min Werner – alpine, Roman Rothen – double bass

Above all boundaries
Cultures, times and continents

with works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Handel, The Animals, Jethro Tull, Roman Rothen and contemporary alpine music

Above all boundaries
Earthly sounds in the meeting of double bass and alpine, singing jazz lines from various flute instruments: arranger, composer and bassist Roman Rothen, pophonist Chai Min Werner and flautist Johannes Hustedt enter the borderland of classical and musical styles of foreign cultures, times and continents. They must go against the flow of works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Handel, but also The Animals, Jethro Tull, Roman Rothen and contemporary alpine music and invite you to new listening experiences.

Durlach folding chair concerts
Music, architecture and a melodic garden at the Kunsthaus Durlach
Diversity of cultures, top-class artists, from classical to contemporary music, world music, the sounds of the Alps and more …

8 x Wednesdays | 18:00 | About 1 hour
Admission from 17:30
08/03 | 08/10 | 08/17 | 08/24 | 08/31 | 07.09. | 14.09. | 09/21/2022

Sunday, September 25, 2022
11:30 | 13:00 | 2:30 PM

Please bring a seat (folding chair, blanket), picnic (food, drinks), protection against sun or rain and a smile.
Concerts take place in any weather.

Entry on a donation basis (indicative rate € 15)

information about the weekly program:

Funded under the impulse program “Art despite the distance” by:
Ministry of Science, Research
and the art of Baden-Württemberg

From the state of Baden-Württemberg as “Green BW event” perfect.

novel studied at the Freiburg Jazz & Rock School (today the Freiburg University of Art, Design and Popular Music). The engagement took him to theaters, incl. in Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Mainz and Ulm. Likewise in ARD, SWR, in the Saxon parliament and in the radio rainbow. He composed for the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Federal Archives of the Federal Republic of Germany, Ver.di, FIDUCIA Baden Marathon, the city of Karlsruhe and for the representation of Baden-Württemberg at the federal government in Berlin. His project “Karlsruher Klangwellen” was awarded the “Germany – Land of Ideas” award under the patronage of Federal President Horst Köhler. “For me, making music together is like a good conversation, heated discussion or at best a journey into an incomprehensible world.”

querhorn duo – who we are
Even as a child, I was fascinated by the sound of alpine in the Swiss mountains wait min on unusual paths of professional alpine playing, since 2011 she has been heard in classical formations with flute, viola, harp, guitar, piano, organ and as a soloist with an orchestra, and with her instrument she has given concerts in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Austria and Georgia. She received decisive impulses from the Swiss pimpist Balthasar Streiff and in collaboration with international composers such as Hans-Jürg Sommer, Siegmund Schmidt, Pascal Jugy and David Babcock, she proposed new pieces for herself and other musicians. “A sound that never stops, that touches all levels, brings it all together – making musicians, audience and creativity one thing: this is what inspires me in music.”

in Jan The passion for building bridges between people through his music grows every year, be it as an academic teacher at the University of Music in Karlsruhe, as a soloist with famous orchestras, as on the border between interpretation and improvisation, on radio and television productions and with top-class artists Festivals on all continents. Or with internationally acclaimed CD releases, of which his first recording of all flute concertos by Georg Metzger with Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim and Sebastian Tewinkel was nominated for the German Record Criticism Award in 2022. “For me, music means openness to new paths, continuous growth and further development in meetings with listeners, other musicians and composers.”

It was only after several years of marriage that we, Chai Min and Johannes, discovered by chance that we had brought us together on stage, that the alpine horn and the flute sound fantastic together and that we could make great music. Since then, we have been like this querhorn duo with a repertoire from classics such as Johann Sebastian Bach or Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to alpine music and works by contemporary composers. In addition, we let the music arise spontaneously from the moment and we love making the sound an experience.
We were guests at chamber concerts of the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra, DAS FEST Karlsruhe, Hohenloher Kultursommer, Kultursommer Nordhessen, the International Bach Academy in Stuttgart and the SWR TV show “Kaffee oder Tee”. Concert tours have taken us to Switzerland, Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, USA, South America, Georgia and the Mediterranean. In 2022, KREISRUND.media will produce an artistic documentary about us, directed by Magdalena Adugna. the querhorn duo was also included in the foundation team of the German Music Council and NEUSTART KULTUR.
The joy of the multicultural wealth that is present everywhere today awakens our need to delve deeper into a variety of musical genres. Together with musicians from various genres, such as jazz, pop, world music and folklore, we are expanding with various line-ups. www.duoquerhorn.de

Durlach folding chair concerts
We, Chai Min Werner and Johannes Hustedt, want to support the habits and needs of a culture of presence through regularly recurring cultural experiences. Durlach folding chair concerts take place in August and September on the same day of the week at the same time and in the garden of the Kunsthaus Durlach. Each visitor brings their own seating and can meet their individual seating needs. There are individual groups, new seat configurations, new perspectives. The concerts bring to life the way the Kunsthaus, with its organic architecture, embodies musical forms and, in turn, inspires sounds. The musicians involved belong to different genres and jointly develop new programs: the areas of classical music, jazz, avant-garde and world music relate to each other, symbiosis and mutual connections become clear. We want to tell stories about the diversity of cultures and societies, enable the experience of peaceful coexistence as a quality of life, encourage listening to what is foreign and overcome reservations about difference. With concerts on folding chairs, we create a place that combines music, nature, architecture, atmosphere and human meetings as a total work of art.

Durlach folding chair concerts are part of the impulse program “Art despite the distance” funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts of Baden-Württemberg. You are also from the state of Baden-Württemberg “Green BW event” have been awarded because they meet certain sustainability criteria.

This Kunsthaus Durlach was founded in 2006 by Chai Min Werner and Johannes Hustedt for the direct immersion of music, visual arts and spirituality. As a participant in KAMUNA – Museum Night in Karlsruhe, Durlach-Art and others, it connects with cultural institutions and organizations in various ways. Cultural formats developed and presented at Kunsthaus are invited to international art fairs and music festivals, such as KIAF Seoul, Contemporary Istanbul, Lithuanian National Philharmonic in Vilnius, Center Mondial de la Paix Verdun and Koifhus Colmar. In Germany, the Kunsthaus-Durlach develops interdisciplinary projects for the Frauenkirche in Dresden, the Ludwigsburg Castle Festival and the summer cultural holidays in Hohenlohe, North Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate. The Kunsthaus-Durlach also allows low-threshold cultural encounters in the open air. www.kunsthaus-durlach.de

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