Swiss Re – Music At Risk

There’s not one way to look at risk. Risk can be highly complex, or very basic. And we can look at risk in a rational way, but emotions can also come into play. Risk is about probability, chance and knowledge as well as hope, fear and pity. Risk affects the way we live our lives.

As part of the company’s 150 Years Anniversary celebrations Swiss Re asked the Lucerne Festival to come up with four special compositions on the topic of ‘risk’. One for each of the events 2013 at Dolder Sports Zurich, Queen Elisabeth Olympic Park London and Cipriani New York City as well as 2014 at MasterCard Arena Beijing.

In response the Festival formed the Lucerne Festival Ensemble with composers and musicians from all over the world who are alumni of the Lucerne Festival Academy.

We developed and produced a special audio-visual performance for each composition and accompanied the concerts on-stage by an exciting visual dimension on two (New York and Beijing) and three (Zurich and London) 3m-high 3D heads, comprising 36.000 LEDs and wired together to create a unique way of displaying video sequences and motion graphics.

The team
Jagoda Szmytka, composer, Zurich event
Dai Fujikura, composer, London event
Judd Greenstein, composer, New York event
Ying Wang, composer, Beijing event
All composers, Lucerne Festival
Chin-Chao Lin, conductor, all venues
Lucerne Festival Ensemble, all venues
bauhouse, all venues

bauhouse: Fabian Grobe, Clemens Wittkowski

Project Documentary