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“Pocket Symphonies”

2017 April 21 Past event
1 h. 50 min.
10 €, 14 €

Event start: 6:30 pm

Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra
Artistic Director Mindaugas Bačkus

Sven Helbig (electronics, Germany)
Rūta Butkus (dancer)

Programme: Sven Helbig Pocket Symphonies



“When we make music, we have to think about ways to use our art to aid society. And society is not limited to a small circle of artists; it embraces us all,” claimed German composer and music producer Sven Helbig during his visit in Lithuania last autumn. What is really amazing about this original artist is that he often prefers smaller venues in more remote places to the largest halls in the big cities. He welcomes people with his ‘democratic’ music and they come to listen to what he has to offer. In live performances he combines the sound of a large orchestra with electronica, adding appropriate lighting and visualizations when needed. His live appearances attract crowds of people all around the globe.

His debut appearance at the Klaipėda Concert Hall together with the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra will feature his Pocket Symphonies. Sven Helbig will be participating as performer of electronica part, also adding some extra tones on the piano and vibraphone. Pocket Symphonies are twelve miniatures for orchestra and piano quartet in the form of songs, in which the composer presents his themes in digestible pieces, from two to five minutes in length. These pieces can of course be put into a pocket and listened to on the journey between underground stations, as they provide an outstandingly high-quality soundtrack for everyday life. Their catchy melodies and harmonies make them highly reminiscent of film music. “I realize that people are open and can accept more complex music. If listeners can feel that this music is meant for them, then it works,” says Helbig who seems to have no difficulty in finding a way into every listener’s heart with his music.