NOTE: Due to the decision of the Swiss Federal Council all upcoming public events above 1’000 attendees are forced to being cancelled. That is why the concert of Agnes Obel on 5 March is postphoned. It will take place on the 27 June 2020. All tickets already bought remain valid for the new date, and will not be refunded.
Postponed
Agnes Obel am 5.3.2020 in der Samsung Hall Zürich
Don't miss Agnes Obel live on the Samsung Hall stage, Thursday, 5 March 2020.

Established as a major star across Europe, Agnes Obel has sold over a million copies of her first two albums, ‘Philharmonics’ (2010) and ‘Aventine’ (2013), and her songs have been streamed over 250 million times.

It was during Agnes Obel’s extensive tour with 'Aventine', the Danish artist’s bestselling and critically acclaimed album from 2013, when the title and leitmotif for her next work surfaced in her mind: ‘Citizen of Glass’, an album that would conceptually and thematically revolve around the transparency symbolised by the ubiquitous substance.

Inspired by modern composers, who often have a title or theme that runs like a golden thread through their music, Agnes Obel started to explore ways the concept could be woven into her classical approach to music. With ‘Citizen of Glass’ the songwriter, pianist and producer experimented with her vocals in inventive new ways to manipulate, split and fragment them into alternative versions of her own voice “in order to make my vocals sound like they are being alternately noticed and disregarded”, as she describes it.

As well as a newfound joy of vocal manipulation, a number of different instruments have been incorporated into Agnes Obel’s sound universe, all with great success. For instance, an old instrument, the Trautonium, resembling a synthesiser from the 1920s, can be heard throughout ‘Citizen of Glass’. Other old and new instruments and sounds—glass harps, the mellotron, the vibraphone, the luthéal piano and the cembalo, a harpsichord from the Renaissance—mix blood with Agnes Obel’s simple piano and vocals.

Her next album will be released at the beginning of 2020.

Promoter

Just Because

When
Doors
7pm
Show
8pm
Where
HALL
Tickets
Seated tickets
CHF 79
Important note

Increased security measures sometimes lead to longer waiting times at the entrance. Please note the list of prohibited items. These must be handed in at the outdoor cloakroom for a fee. Bags larger than A4, for example, are not permitted. Find out more here.

Questions and answers
Samsung Hall is located directly next to Stettbach railway station. We recommend travelling by train, bus or tram. Benefit from a 10% reduction on the ticket.
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