Baudouin de Jaer violin

Among the things you will discover during Danser Brut are several works by Adolf Wölfli. This influential artist began drawing at the age of 35 in the Waldau Clinic, a psychiatric hospital in Bern. Upon his death in 1930, he left an impressive collection of 25,000 drawings, 5,000 of which contained indecipherable notes of music within the visual structure. In 2010, Baudouin de Jaer, one of the real experts on Wölfi’s work, published an album with an auditory translation of Wölfi’s mysterious scores. During this lecture recital he unravels all the secrets. 

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  • End 2020 on a high note

    Keep music a-live festival

    Christmas isn’t cancelled – quite the contrary!  BOZAR pulls the plug on a turbulent, sombre 2020 with an online festival of live music from 13 until 2O December.

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