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No other composer juggles music, video and dramatic action with more virtuosity nowadays than Michael Beil.
Hide to Show plays a refined and at times hilarious game with the audience, of revealing and concealing, of reality and illusion, of playing music and pretending to play music, of live and virtual.
media and ‘hyperreality’ pass by in a total spectacle of images, music, 1980s New
Beat, Finnish-Japanese polka, the Nadar Ensemble’s coolest dance moves and yes,
the unforgettable new-music debut of a bunch of leeks. An absolute must-see
Adventure, interdisciplinarity and above all a strong and critical contact with today’s world through among others the use of new technologies. These are some of the main objectives for Nadar Ensemble. The ensemble is not only fascinated by contemporary music, but also by film, visual arts, performance, theatre, installation art and all that is contained – or not – by these categories.
Michael Beil’s work focuses on the combination of electronic music, instrumental music and video. His compositions are based on concepts concerning the situation on stage and the development process of musical works. Therefore, the musicians are mostly involved in the compositional process and their participation is documented to be part of a composition.
Hide to Show plays a refined and at times hilarious game with the audience.