We aim to impress fans of big musical emotions – interview with conductor Erki Pehk

“I consider Sinfonietta Rīga as one of the best, if not the best, chamber orchestras in the Baltic region”, says Estonian conductor Erki Pehk.

Consistency in Transformation

To these driving rhythms and storytelling melodies, the quintet adds improvisations and orchestrations with various tones to fully realise their captivating power.

A multilingual theatre installation: Faust 1&2

Following its highly successful premiere in Munich, Pathos Theater, the Bavarian capital’s largest independent company will bring their experimental Faust performance to CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival audiences.

The professor of jazz-rock fusion in the BJC – RoLaJaFuFu: rock, latin, jazz, funk, fusion

Ever since Dean Brown completed his studies at the famous Berklee College of Music in Boston, he has always been the first name to call if a supergroup finds itself needing a jazz-rock guitarist…

Three brothers from the edge of Europe – Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia

The Sinfonietta Riga formed in 2006 with the intent of showcasing vibrant and rich Baltic contemporary music to the world. Their ideas and musical conceptualisations and endeavours have been rewarded with a Grammy Award, amonf others…

How to hold the fan if you want to express your love?

Have you ever thought how much could be expressed with the mere moving of a fan, putting it from one hand to another, touching with face, fingers or mouth?

Some little miracles in life that I got from dance

Slowly I learned how to switch out my ankle, my walking also improved a lot, there was no practical reason anymore to continue dancing (it was obvious that I can’t be a great dancer anyway), but I just didn’t give up.

CEC ArtsLink Launches New International Fellowships Initiative

We are pleased to invite artists, arts managers and curators from all arts disciplinary backgrounds from 37 eligible countries to apply for the ArtsLink International Fellowships.

We can go around in augmented reality with our physical body – interview with Ambrus Ivanyos

“This is something like an open world simulation game where the movements of the audience – or more like participants – influence the story.” Interview with Ambrus Ivanyos about how to disappear completely…

We bring the space to life and have a dialogue with it – Shapers’ farewell in Budapest

“The work of Ex Nihilo starts with observation, rereading an intact space, listening to our intuitions, emotions, one or the other idea, moment, feeling.” An interview with Anne Le Batard.

The expanding horizon of Ólafur Arnalds – from hardcore to musical robots

He composed with sixteen already, but rejects the elitist attitude of the classical music scene and goes his own path – which includes a lot. The intriguing life story of Ólafur Arnalds with drumming, existential questions, robots, lost harmony and regained silence…

Who is the man behind the remembrance stones? – interview with Gunter Demnig

“Although my stones can’t replace gravestones, people still can visit them” – Gunter Demnig recalls how the Stolpersteine became his essential life work.

Five websites with children’s ebooks, for quality time in the online space

The bottomless well of literature, from rhymes to poems, from illustrated tales to YA novels, seems to be a good reason for our little ones to get stuck on the internet.

Here you can download ebooks legally and completely free

A compilation of ebook sites recommended by the Arthereartnow editorial.

An elegant musical tour to all Planets in the Solar System

“The design, journey and observations of our Solar System are more than just scientific and artistic profiling. They are about the entitlement of nature, and what we inherited as living, breathing and dreaming things.” (Jeff Mills)

Human voice is the most wonderful prop for dance – choreographer Maurice Béjart’s thoughts on The Magic Flute

“I did not attempt to slip the smallest personal attention, or added message, into an already perfect work; rather, I sought to listen to the score scrupulously (and lovingly), read the libretto and translate…” Maurice Béjart on staging The Magic Flute.

Everything about the 18th international literature festival berlin

This year’s program is characterized by five key topics: “Decolonizing Wor:l:ds,” “Nature Writing,” “The Art of Cooking,” “The Politics of Drugs” and “The Evolution of Human Culture”.

The black sheep of violin music conquers the stage

For beginner and advanced rebels, fans of classical music, popular music, even world music. Sharpen your ears!

Mankind Eats up the Globe – Literally

Changing diet is the best prescription against violation of the environment.

Have you ever heard the story of the three spires?

You already saw the cathedral, the skeleton of the destroyed old one reaches a hand to the modern new one. The Christchurch was never restored, but the spire is still there. And this is the Holy Trinity…

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