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Brian Eno at Elevate & First Programme Details

The Elevate Festival returns on a new date (August 4-8) in a new form adapted to the current circumstances. In addition to stimulating discussions and talks around the festival's theme, Momentum, the Elevate Arts programme sets new priorities and brings Brian Eno's installation 77 Million Paintings to the Dom im Berg in August 2021. The music programme also presents itself in a new form, focusing this year primarily on selective concert formats.

Brian Eno: 77 Million Paintings 3D Sound Edition + Music for Elevators

77 Million Paintings 3D Sound Edition

Brian Eno is considered one of the world's most important music producers and conceptual artists. For the 2021 edition of the Elevate Festival, a special version of his work 77 Million Paintings will be created, tailored to the unique architecture and 3D sound system of the Dom im Berg.

The installation is scheduled to open with the artist present in August 2021.

Music for Elevators: Music in the Schlossberg Elevator

The Elevator Music series launched in 2020 with the Finnish artist Jimi Tenor and will be continued in 2021. Presented at the Elevate Festival 2021, the two cabins of the Schlossberg elevator will be soundtracked all year round with special new compositions by Brian Eno.

Brian Eno's installations are made possible by special funding by Land Stmk., BMKÖS, Stadt Graz Kultur and are part of the We Are Europe project. In cooperation with KIÖR.

Concert series in the Graz Cathedral and other venues

Instead of the usual packed series of club and concert events, the Elevate Festival is focusing on selectively condensed concert events for the 2021 edition due to the pandemic.

The first of these concerts will happen on August 5th in Graz Cathedral, with Swedish singer and organist Anna von Hausswolff performing her 2020 album "All Thoughts Fly" on the Graz Cathedral organ.

Also performing that evening is fellow Swedish composer and experimental musician Maria W. Horn, in addition to Austrian cellist Lukas Lauermann, who has just released his second solo album, I N.

Further programme and planning details will follow in March

The Elevate Festival is being planned as a live event in combination with live broadcasts in August 2021 - in accordance with the audience regulations for events.

A festival app developed specifically for Elevate will enable visitors to attend the festival programme safely and smoothly.

Further details on the music and art programme, sub-themes, speakers on the discourse programme and the start of ticket sales will be announced in mid June.

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