Presented by SXSW presents: Modern Composers

Sven Helbig

Mar 15, 2017

11:00pm – 11:40pm CT

St David's Historic Sanctuary

SVEN HELBIG is part of a generation of composers that no longer acknowledges the traditional lines between the world of classical composing, experimental art and pop music. He composes choir, orchestra and chamber music for classical concert venues and goes on tour with electronic music.

At SxSW SVEN HELBIG will perform his latest composition "I Eat The Sun And Drink The Rain" with University of Texas Chamber Singers, conducted by James Morrow.

His debut „Pocket Symphonies“ was released on Deutsche Grammophon in 2013, to be followed by the choral album "I Eat The Sun And Drink The Rain" this year on the new, Berlin based label Neue Meister/ Berlin Classics.

SVEN HELBIG is co-founder of the Dresdner Sinfoniker, the first European orchestra exclusively dedicated to contemporary music.

In this powerful production soft choir pads meet pulsing Synths and majestic a cappella chords are morphing with Sven´s digital sound creations. The hypnotic visuals are done by Islandic artist Máni M. Sigfusson, who is also responsible for the picture world of Ólafur Arnalds and Kiasmos. The Berlin fashion designer Esther Perbandt created the choir´s costumes.

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Dresden, GERMANY