The Embassy of Switzerland in India, the Bikaner House and the Blind Relief Association present “Music in the Dark” by Sandro Schneebeli and Max Pizio (Switzerland). Presented in the framework of the Italian language week.
In a dark room, without any information in advance, experience sounds, voices, tones and music with closer sensitivity, Sandro Schneebeli and Max Pizio offer an intense experience with sound, touch, smell…except vision. In a surprising role reversal, audience will be “assisted” to their seats by visually challenged persons. Discover inspiring musical notes from the Italian speaking region of Switzerland – the Ticino.
Day and time: Wednesday, 1st November 2017, 5.30 pm | 6.45 pm | 8.30 pm | Duration 60 min
Venue: Bikaner House, Near India Gate, New Delhi.
Entry free, by registration at firstname.lastname@example.org
Guests are requested to collect their passes 30 minutes prior to begin of concert to guarantee entry. Children above 12 are welcome. Mobiles must be switched-off.
The Press is welcome to meet the artists on 1st November during the day with prior intimation.
Concept: The Swiss musicians Sandro Schneebeli and Max Pizio offer an intense experience for guests with all sensory faculties, except the visual. The guests enter a dark room guided inside by visually challenged persons. Throughout the concert, which includes several string, wind and percussion instruments, one sees nothing of the guest in the next chair, nor the musicians, save the last 10 minutes of the concert.
As Sandro explains that in a complete dark environment, where one has no information in advance on the setting, one only hears sounds, voices, tone and music with a much deeper intensity. Eyes are open but nothing is visible. This gives people the ability to open up emotionally.
After performing in Delhi, the duo performs in Jaipur, Bangalore and Mumbai.
About the Artists:
Sandro Schneebeli was born in 1974 in Lugano, the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. He studied music at the “Swiss Jazz School” and then began to work professionally as a freelance guitarist, composer and producer. Sandro has performed widely at national and international events and worked on several music projects. He travels frequently and collaborates with musicians from different musical traditions and cultures.
Max Pizio was born into a family of musicians. He received a formal training in music at the Music Conservatory in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland and completed his musical education with the clarinet, the Akai double base, flute and drums. Max is also active as a composer, arranger, producer and publisher and defines himself as a "sound designer". He works with musicians in the genres of contemporary, fusion, jazz and ethnic music.
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