The annual festival Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik is taking place next weekend, April 27 - 29, in Witten an der Ruhr, Germany, and on the festival programme are two new works by Simon Steen-Andersen: a new video installation Obstruction Studies, and his String Quartet #2 for strings with prepared and amplified bows. Both works will have its premiere during the festival.
Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik is a festival for new chamber music that is held every year on a weekend in spring. It started out in 1969 and therefore has a long history of work premieres, of which many is now regarded important works in the history of new art music.
Obstruction Studies will be shown every day of the festival in Haus Witten: Friday April 27 at 6-10 pm, Saturday April 28 at 10 am – 9 pm, and Sunday 29 at 12.30 – 4 pm.
String Quartet #2 will be performed by the American JACK Quartet at 3 pm in the hall of the Rudolf Steiner School.