Festival de musiques nouvelles
The sound laboratory
The festival rainy days, Luxembourg’s international hotspot for contemporary music, sets out to discover faraway, utopian and imaginary spheres in November, following the motto «out of this world».
More than any other art form, music has the power to transport us to other universes, or even create them anew. Contemporary music has always aimed to invent or discover new sonic worlds – whether through unfamiliar playing techniques, advanced technology or simply wild imagination.
In 2022, rainy days invites the audience to 21 concerts, performances and installations featuring 16 world premieres and new works, to explore (not only sound) worlds beyond our own: spiritual resonances for orchestra, digital data networks, dream-like journeys through virtual realities, immersive physical environments, idiosyncratic vocal soundscapes, poetic puppetry as well as sounds of birds, forests, melting glaciers and outer space…
rainy days 2022 presents
Ensemble Musikfabrik, Ensemble Recherche, Noise Watchers, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Percussion Under Construction, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, United Instruments of Lucilin, Yarn/Wire, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Thomas Ankersmit, Juliet Fraser, Noa Frenkel, Karin Hellqvist, Salome Kammer, Francisco López, Brad Lubman, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Elsa Rauchs, Christian Schmitt, Christoph Sietzen, Marcus Weiss…
Featuring premieres and new works by
Mark Andre, Newton Armstrong, Carola Bauckholt & Karin Hellqvist, Nwando Ebizie, Óscar Escudero & Belenish Moreno-Gil, Helmut Lachenmann, Liza Lim, Patrick Muller, Alexander Schubert, Arthur Stammet, Chris Swithinbank, Andrea Tarrodi, Øyvind Torvund, Laurent Willkomm…