With a heavy heart, we are postponing the International Realtime Festival for New Music scheduled for May 12, 2021 to May 16, 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is quite unfortunate as we had already planned everything down to the last detail and had been extensively promoting this unique festival of ours -which is second to none in Bremen and in the whole of Germany. Unfortunately, many events with our host country Poland cannot be realized in these pandemic-related circumstances. But we won’t let our heads hang as we still have a few aces up our sleeves:
On the 22nd and 23rd of October 2021 and on the first weekend of November, we will present selected highlights from our festival program including a phenomenal gala evening to award the highly endowed Köster Prize in the Metropol Theater.
In exciting concert formats, multimedia contributions and lectures coupled with excellent entertainment, we would like to present the diversity of contemporary classical music to a wide audience. We would also like to take the chance and address the youngest in our society with a program particularly designed for children, as they are having an especially hard time in this corona crisis.
Opening horizons, breaking shackles and unleashing the creative self: our artists will celebrate with you – our audience – a splendid and breathtaking International Realtime Festival. Experience enchanting light shows, performances, concerts & poetry, thrilling musical theatre, exciting workshops with new instruments, pop-up concerts in the historic hanseatic city centre, amazing video performances and enigmatic music films.
Let yourself be taken away by sounds you have never heard before along with sublime images that transcend cultures, disciplines, genres, conventions and boundaries of any kind.
Always outside the box. Expect the unexpected.