- 8 months ago
Festival Diaries: the Klarafestival. Every living music festival is a duet between art and a specific place. What’s happening in the streets and what’s created in the concert hall combine to form new patterns and Brussels’ Klarafestival, particularly in 2016, produced a soundscape of music transfigured by and, in turn, transfiguring social tumult. The festival was interrupted by terrorist attacks on the airport and a metro station. Radio producer Alan Hall (Falling Tree Productions) and the WFMT Radio Network in Chicago joined to create an audio portrait of the Klarafestival in which the sounds of the city, the voices of artists and concertgoers, the music of Bach, Pergolesi, Szymanowski, Preisner and others intermingle against the backdrop of a rapidly changing and Europe.