The Black Forest Percussion Group started their game year in autumn 2018 with the piece Retrouvailles by Georges Aperghis and finishes it in the summer of 2019 with 18! - Music for 18 Musicians - by Steve Reich. For their playing time, we not only developed a program booklet, but also a system for decoupling posters and flyers for the individual performances from the annual program.
The annual program consists of an A2 poster that has been folded onto a page-folding and at the same time foldable A5 magazine. The poster on the back shows a collage that consists of different visualizations or symbols of each piece. For example, the distorted image of a wine bottle visualizes the performance of Retrouvailles (the scraping of the wine bottle over a wooden table is part of the performance), the hands represent the performance of Tragbar and the triangle for the concert at the tri-border region. On the back the individual symbols of the collage are taken and assigned to the pieces.
The typography in the layout absorbs a moment of rhythm by rhythmically shifting the titles and displaying them separately. Even in the individual posters, the letters of the titles are set compositionally and fit so well into the overall collage. The fold marks on the unfolded annual program divide the collage into eight A5 areas. These are decoupled and used for the posters for the individual performances. In doing so, we have made sure that the respective symbol of the performance is to a large extent in this section. At the end of the game year you could reassemble the A1 poster to perpetuate the key visual 18/19 in large.
«18!» As a decoupling
The one consistent concept for the concerts performed this year allows a simple adaptation of the visuals to all customizable media of the concert. The freely set, collaged elements leave room to be able to interpret the concept more freely and still remain consistent in the visual language. This is especially important in large releases, as in the performance of "Music for 18 Musicans" by Steve Reich in the Museum Tinguely in Basel and in the Freiburg E-Werk.