The guitarist Marc Sinan has developed and composed several multimedia productions about current political issues in recent years. In his prize-winning production “Dede Korkut”, for which he embarked on a music-ethnological expedition to Central Asia, he examines one of the most influential works of Turkish literary history, drawing references to the current issues of hate and exclusion. For his latest project, he had conducted musical research in the state of Rajasthan in north-western India. The region is believed to be the place of origin of the Sinti and Roma. Marc Sinan had been accompanied by several artists, e.g. the fine artists Delaine & Damien Le Bas, who have been responsible for designing the set, and the Czech singer, actress and violinist Iva Bittová. In the composition and musical performance “I EXIST – after Rajasthan”, Marc Sinan in collaboration with musicians, artists and ensembles from Europe and India embarked on a journey to the mythical origins of an ancient people. For the avant-garde musician Iva Bittova and the artist duo Damian & Delaine Le Bas, the encounter with this supposed origin is akin to rediscovering a piece of their heritage. The production has combined music, fine arts and video art with traditional Indian folk music and contemporary musical influences. The performance has been conducted by the Marc Sinan Company in cooperation with the Dresden Symphony Orchestra and other artists. The Dresden Symphony Orchestra has successfully collaborated with Sinan in the past and is among the world’s leading symphony orchestras of contemporary music.
Artistic director, composer and guitarist: Marc Sinan
Violin, vocals and performance: Iva Bittová (CZ)
Vocals & Music: Raju Bhopa, Dayam Khan, Papamir
Stage design and video installation: Damian & Delaine Le Bas (GB)
Marc Sinan Company Berlin and guests from India
Orchestras: Dresden Symphony Orchestra, No Borders Orchestra (RS)
Conductor: Premil Petrović (RS)
Producer: Markus Rindt
A joint production by YMUSIC in cooperation with the Dresden Symphony Orchestra, the Ethnological Museum at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts, Dresden, NO Borders Orchestra e.V. (RS), Pécs 2010 e.V. (HU), RADIALSYSTEM V, Berlin, whiteBOX, Munich and Rajeev Goenka Music Academy Dundlod (IN).
Dates and Venues:
Additional performances in Berlin, Pécs, Bucharest, Belgrade, Eisenstadt in Austria (Summer 2018)