Music and art education project for the whole family

Event Details

Workshop dates in 2017:
October 15
November 12
December 10

from 2 – 5 pm

fee: € 8 first child, additional children € 5, adults free of charge

by phone: +49 (0) 89 215 446 220
by mail: office@whitebox.art
Please indicate name and age of all participating children, as well as email address and telephone number


Important information:

Age group 6-9 (recommendation)
Drinks and coffee can be purchased on site, snacks to be brought individually
Materials are provided
Please bring robust clothing, apt for painting
Each family will receive foto documentation afterwards


"Klangfarben" is kindly supported by
VHV Versicherungen.

Artistic education and interdisciplinarity are deeply engraved in the very cornerstone of the whiteBOX concept. "Klangfarben" (acoustic colours) – the new whiteBOX family programme – aims to do justice to both principles, while simultaneously raising initial awareness of the Munich Concert Hall, which is scheduled to be built in the neighbourhood. "Klangfarben" is designed to sustainably combine an appreciation of music with art education in a workshop programme whose content doesn't merely revolve around the whiteBOX line up of events, but also focuses on the current performance schedule of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Musicians, music educators and the visual artists from the whiteBOX studio collective will team up to design the programme of creative activities. "Klangfarben" will be held on the second Sunday of the month from 2 – 5 pm. It is geared towards children aged from 6 – 9 and their parents.

The fun kicks off on February 12. Robert Weissenbacher and the flutist and music educator Shantala Vallentin join forces to design a creative workshop aimed at awakening an appreciation of the musical and artistic aspects of "acoustic colours (Klangfarben), using impressionism to drive home their message. Needless to say, the programme will be age-appropriate. The workshop on March 12 is dedicated to Indian art – and will benefit greatly from the input of Suresh Kumar and Sridhar Gangolli, the two artists in residence at the whiteBOX Guest Studio from Bangalore. Kristin Brunner heads the line up on May 14 – great timing as this coincides with the whiteBOX "Ursprung des Lebens" (Origin of Life) exhibition, and also comes at a time when the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra will play "Romeo and Juliet". And if that's not enough incentive, it's also Mother's Day! 

The topics of the other workshops have yet to be finalised, but will be announced here as soon as possible.

May 14, 2017 | 2 5pm
Shadow play for Mother's Day | with Silke Witzsch, Kristin Brunner and Alejandra Martín Hernández
and Julia Smolen (Violin), Nicolaus Richter de Vroe (Violin) and Rainer Seidel (Bassoon)

Being Mother's Day, love is the motto of the day. The ballet "Romeo and Juliet" by Sergei Prokofiev acts as the backdrop for an enchanting shadow theater. Guided by the artists Silke Witzsch and Kristin Brunner, children and adults will team up to design shadow puppets, come up with their very own story and join forces with the music educator Alejandra Martín Hernández and musicians from the BRSO to create fitting stage music. The afternoon will be rounded off with a joint performance of the shadow play. And yes, dads are more than welcome too.

March 12, 2017 | 2 – 5pm
Patterns of India | with Suresh Kumar, Parviz Ayan and Abdul Samad Habibi

What is the significance of colours and music in other cultures? And what does this all have to do with rhythm? During the Klangfarben “Patterns of India” workshop in March, we and your entire family will embark on a trip to faraway countries of magnificent colours and music – to India and Afghanistan!
Two musicians, Fachruddin Ayan and Abdul Samad Habibi, will provide musical accompaniment on their tabla and rubab instruments. With the help of Suresh Kumar, our guest from Bangalore, you will then get to create your own musical instruments from clay bowls and become familiar with the rhythm and meaning of a traditional Indian dance. And at the end of the day, you’ll get to take home and keep your personally designed instruments – and an initial grasp of Indian dance moves and Afghan rhythms.

Feb 12,2017 | 2 pm to 5 pm
Colour creatures | with Shantala Vallentin and Robert Weissenbacher

In this workshop, we will explore various essential connections between music, painting and our creativity: A musician will play two musical works by Debussy live on the flute and create a picturesque atmosphere, whose sound colour we then transfer to a canvas with self-mixed egg tempera. You create your unique family image - which you can then take home with you.


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