With its unique atmosphere, our festival tent is based again between the Ehrenhof and the Orangerie for the duration of the KunstFestSpiele. As a place for meetings and conversations, eating and relaxing, partying and dancing, the festival tent is as lively and varied as the KunstFestSpiele as a whole.
freitagsküche, from Frankfurt, provide a culinary and artistic backdrop for all participants and visitors to the festival and gardens: during the day as a café and canteen, in the evening as a bar and restaurant. Artists and audience can meet here in a relaxed atmosphere or take a look inside the kitchen.
At the talks in the festival tent the American cultural expert and music journalist Matthew Gurewitsch dialogues with our director Ingo Metzmacher and festival artists about what makes their work special.
As in previous years, Feinkost Lampe, experts for spatial sound from Hannover-Linden, are curating the club programme. With its concerts, DJ sets and premiere parties, the tent is once again the central meeting place during the KunstFestSpiele.
Feinkost Lampe concerts in the festival tent
The musical delicacies in the festival tent range from post-classic to house, from pianistic pop to wordless agitprop. Each of the four evenings has a colour spectrum all its own, together with a matching spatial-sound set from the Feinkost Lampe DJs.
The New Zealand composer, violist, producer and arranger John Metacalfe makes the start on 30.09. and will blur the boundaries between electronic and classical music to create an exciting organic flow of beauty.
With a new build harp and his freshly pressed third album ‘DIVEN’ in his luggage, sound-art bard Hans Unstern bewitches on 03.10. with his mixture of gentle eccentricity and ungentle sassiness and pathos, golden wire and laugh-line feather boa and prima-donna poetry. Then, on 04.10., Wild Beasts singer Hayden Thorpe takes to the piano to interpret the songs from his haunting solo debut Diviner in his distinctive falsetto. On 07.10. there’s concertante club music from the OhOhOhs – a classical pianist with love of melody and repetition, and a percussionist at home in Afro-Cuban downbeats and funk. Try not to dance!
And to begin and end the festival there are sublime grooves from the turntables to fill the festival tent with ecstatic vibes and set the audience in motion.
Fri 25.09. – 21:00
Wed 30.09. – from 19:00
Sat 03.10. – from 19:00
Sun 04.10. – from 20:30
Sun 11.10. – 21:00
Tickets Tischgespräche 18 Euro (1 meal including 1 drink)
Bar will stay open during the Tischgespräche
For freitagsküche, eating is a social event that combines cuisine with art and simultaneously promotes dialogue.
freitagsküche serve freshly prepared food every day in the festival tent, and at the ‘table talks’ they create an opportunity for audience and artists to meet in a relaxed atmosphere.
On these evenings the chefs interpret the wishes of the artists gastronomically. When the dishes are placed on the table, sharing out the risotto, roast beef or couscous sets the conversation flowing about what the diners have just experienced in the performance. And even if you haven’t seen the show, you’re still very welcome to just come and spend an enjoyable evening.
Since its foundation in 2004 in Frankfurt am Main, freitagsküche has successfully applied this principle. The connection between art and cooking has a particular tradition in Frankfurt, and goes back to the Städelschule restaurant introduced by Prof. Peter Kubelka.
Fri 25.09. – Tischgespräche 1 for MONUMENT 0.7: M/OTHERS
Sat 26.09. – Tischgespräche 2 for Second Self: Beethoven Resurrection
Fri 02.10. – Tischgespräche 3 for Until the Last of Our Labours is Done
Tue 06.10. – Tischgespräche 4 for L`Ailleurs de l`autre
Fri 09.10. – Tischgespräche 5 for Spiel | Wry smile dry sob
with Matthew Gurewitsch
As a place for discussions and encounters, for relaxing and eating, for partying and dancing, the festival tent is as diverse and lively as the KunstFestSpiele itself.
After last year's success, we are pleased to welcome the American music journalist Matthew Gurewitsch to us again this year. In the course of the KunstFestSpiele, Gurewitsch will speak to our director Ingo Metzmacher and artists of the festival and discuss the peculiarities of their art with them in his talk series.
Sat 26.09. - 18:00
Talk van der Aa / Gurewitsch (in Englisch)
Sun 27.09. - 21:00
Talk Metzmacher / Gurewitsch (in German)
Partners festival tent