here you can download the
flyer with detailed information about the project, written in german(ger)
to ensure that the soloquintett
can debut soon, i'm still dependent on sponsors. if you are interested or have any
questions/concerns, please feel free to contact me
the soloquintett is currently in construction and it's premiere is scheduled for middle of this year in springe, germany.
the soloquintett is a novel musical instrument that
blurs the boundaries between composition, interpretation and
the idea for the design was born in 2015 by the desire to
unite the worlds of musicality and mechanics in an innovative
instrument. from then on the idea was further shaped and
gradually materialized. the
installation soloquintett will consist of five
guitars, arranged in a star shape around an axis. like a
windmill, the guitars rotate and pass guitar picks on their
tracks, which strike the strings. every guitar is played by a
computer-controlled mechanical system and the guitar picks are
also pushed in and out automatically.
music however, does not arise from the grasping of
tones and chords or the striking of strings. music is a
creative process, which is fed by tradition and innovation.
the soloquintett is the result of the collision of
the soloquintett was invented by jonas damm, who is
also the first composer for the instrument. it is an extremely
versatile instrument. powered by almost endless possibilities
of adjustments and configurations, it can produce a great
tonal ambitus, complex rhythms and a wide range of noises. the
additional integration of the computer supplements the
composition with the possibility of live-interaction, so that
none of the performances will be identical. the computer is
able to analyze the sounds of a live-interpreter, draw
conclusions and convert them into sounds and rhythms put out
through the soloquintett.
thus creating a dialogue between composer, interpreter and
machine on the stage.
on the day of the premiere - presumably in june/july of 2018
in the ParadiesSchmiede - the soloquintett will be
presented to the public for the first time.
the concert is supplemented by classical instrumental works
for guitar and flute.
this concert will be broadcasted live on this website
soloquintett is a project of jonas damm.