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ignm Basel «EYÉO – Neue transkulturelle Musik für Kanun und Streichquartett»

Sonar Quartett, Sofia Labropoulou

In collaboration with the Greek kanunist Sofia Labropoulou, the Sonar Quartett is developing new commissioned works by Dimitri Papageorgiou and Stefan Pohlit, as well as its own framework programme that continues to spin the aesthetic directions of the compositions at the boundaries of improvisation. Against the background of the arithmetic tradition of the Aegean region, the focus is now on the development of a microtonal playing practice to which the modern kanun (descendant of the Pythagorean monochord) goes back.
With Sofia Labropoulou, the ensemble focuses on a personality who has translated the musical heritage of the European and Aegean musical tradition into a living practice. Papageorgiou's and Pohlit's completely different perspectives are flanked within the programme by a separate improvisation laboratory, which transforms the purely subjective perspectives of the compositional styles in the mirror of the ensemble's equally subjective «culture of interaction».
The framework programme is also based in parts on composed works of the Turkish makam tradition, which the ensemble arranges and alienates independently before becoming independent with the theoretical foundations of the arithmetic tradition.


Sonar Quartett: Susanne Zapf (violin), Wojciech Garbowski (violin), Ian Anderson (viola), Konstantin Manaev (cello); Sofia Labropoulou (kanun)


Works by Stefan Pohlit and Dimitri Papageorgiou


60 minutes, no break


CHF 35.-/25.-/15.- (free choice at the box office or in advance)
Free admission applies to ignm members and to persons with residence permit N, F or S. / CHF 5.- students of the Hochschule für Musik FHNW and the Musicology Seminar of the University of Basel / CHF 10.- members Colourkey and children under 12 years.


New Pricing Policy

With the start of the season 22/23, a new pricing policy will apply at Gare du Nord.
Guests can now choose their own admission price between three different price levels.
CHF 35.- / 25.- / 15.-


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Persons with a residence permit N, F or S.

Students of the Academy of Music FHNW and of the Seminar of Music of the University Basle will still enjoy an entry fee of CHF 5.-.
Colourkey holders and children under 12 years will pay CHF 10.-

Season tickets

Prices freely selectable CHF 350.- / 250.- / 150.-
The season tickets include almost all events of the season 22/23.

Benefits of a season ticket: You can collect your ticket at the evening door and do not need a reservation. The seats for holders of season tickets will be blocked up to 15 minutes prior to showtime.

Season tickets are available for purchase at the door or can be ordered via →E-Mail

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