Photo of a colorful projection mapping at night on the baroque Karlsruhe castle.
Thu, August 18, 2022 – Sun, September 18, 2022

The SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE Karlsruhe, with worldwide appeal, will return from August 18, 2022 under the motto »music4life« and will light up the façade of the Karlsruhe Baroque Palace.

Prof. Peter Weibel, curator of SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE Karlsruhe and artistic director of the ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, chose the fitting motto »music4life« for the upcoming season. »The blues arose on and thus originated in the fields where slaves performed arduous labor: Music helped them to endure this life of exploitation. Songs therefore serve to compensate for the deepest suffering and yet at the same time are an expression of the highest joy – music is able to make an unbearable life tolerable. Music is joy of life. It is religion for the ears, because it opposes truth and beauty to the joyless present, like an aesthetic promise of salvation, which is also redeemed in a real epiphany«, says Prof. Peter Weibel. »It can thus become the gateway to consciousness-expanding ecstasy in an intoxication without chemistry, all by its enjoyment alone«.

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