Sand animation combines the elements of painting, shadow theatre and dance.
Four actors are needed for a sand art performance: sand, hands, a glass surface lit from beneath and music.
The hands move the sand over the glass and the image is being projected on a screen.
The music decides the choreography: sometimes there is already an implicit story in a musical piece and sometimes it has to be discovered by the sand artist.
Piano & Sand
2021 the project Piano & Sand was initiated together with the pianist and dear friend, Sabina Hasanova.
Three programs are evolving within and beyond its playful frame so far:
Sand animation & piano solo
sand animation, piano solo & poetry
sand animation & neoclassical ambient with the violist Nikita Gerkusov.
Program details and upcoming concerts can be found on the Events page.
The Carnival of the Animals C. Saint-Saëns
Der kleine Prinz Christoph Zimper, Florian Willeitner, Alexander Wienand, Marie Spaemann, Nina Kazourian, Daniela & Nora Knaller
Lost Skin Christoph Zimper, Florian Willeitner, Alexander Wienand, Marie Spaemann, Nina Kazourian, Georg Blume
Сrisantemi G. Puccini
Pavane pour une infante défunte M. Ravel
4 danses caractéristiques from the Nutcracker Suite P. Tchaikovsky
Trois morceaux pour piano L. Boulanger
Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009 J.S. Bach
The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross J. Haydn
Italian Serenade H. Wolf
Langsamer Satz A. Webern
Danse orientale S. Rachmaninoff