Wondermuziekkamer is an interdisciplinary event that creates a dialogue between a baroque trio and an interactive installation. The exhibits of the cabinet are imaginary animals, imposing objects, landscapes of faraway lands and documentations of natural history, as well as music for two violins and harpsichord. The compositions are a selection of stylus phantasticus sonatas of the 17th century, played on period instruments.
The event is a contemporary adaptation of the Cabinet of Curiosities: in the baroque times, a wealthy sophisticated socialite would obsessively collect objects and exhibit them- these objects would grant the appearance of knowledge, social status and at the same time inspire awe in their peers.
In our adaptation, we use animatronics, video projections, paintings and interactive props, alongside live music. The installation and the music create an interactive network, and together they narrate the story of the collection. We invite our public to join our Wondermuziekkamer and re-imagine this story through the aesthetics, symbols and meaning of our contemporary view.
Directors: Ion Kazantzidis & Dionysia Kazantzidi
Art Director: Ion Kazantzidis Musicians - Dialoghi trio (Dionysia Kazantzidi, Nefeli Alexouli and Sevastianos Motorinos)
Installations and animations: Ion Kazantzidis
Video works: Ion Kazantzidis, La Uyi Ihasee & Petros Ioannidis
Actors: La Uyi Ihasee, Barros, Ion Kazantzidis
Photo: Petra Nuria Photography
Wondermuziekkamer is funded by NORMA Fonds