Learning formats for musicians and interested audiences
swelll_informed is designed to be an exchange of ideas in which the incomparable treasure trove of musical knowledge, thinking and beliefs existing in swelll's network are brought together.
Every single swelll production is not only the basis for great performances and an inspiring get-together of friends, but also the accumulation of interesting and important expertise and experiences. Because our swelll–musicians have many additional skills; they are also researchers, makers, inventors, thinkers, coaches, organizers, curators, leaders, entertainers, educators and much more: we want to heighten the visibility of these potentials.
Knowledge and ideas are shared through keynote speeches, interviews and talks. In order to broaden the range of topics, we invite further experts: philosophers, technologists, social scientists, influencers, advertisers and many more.
swelll_informed is inspiring for music makers, music fans and art lovers in general. An important aspect is the location and the setting; exploring the venue in a new light and thus becoming more at home seems right and important to us. Sitting together, having a drink, listening, thinking and, of course, talking to others about art, music, concert formats or aesthetics connects people:
- What does new music want to tell me?
- How do I find sponsors for my projects?
- Should I guide my ensemble or should I lead it?
- Can you know if music is good, or do you have to feel it?"
- What is »the subject to whom faith is subordinated«; in the sense of Jacques Lacan and why was this concept applied in the Romantic concert system?
- How can we interact with the public today?
- Where do you stand after graduating in music, and why is this only the beginning of the road?
Theoretical approaches, strategies and reports on practical experiences, technological, artistic and communicative innovations: The subjects are inexhaustible.
Academies for advanced training of young musicians are a popular and great tool with a variety of benefits. The opportunity to promote young talents, to organise an orchestra with a programme that fits a specific purpose, to build up an emotionally bound alumni pool and, of course, the possibility to go on tour with the respective programme in order to carry the name of the institution, are enormously valuable aspects.
swelll plans such academies together with festivals, concert halls or educational institutions and brings in its own and long-time experience and strategic skills.
This enables us to penetrate into regions that have the potential for development with regard to such academies and new types of productions: In this way we leave positive and lasting traces.