The Prequel

How it all begins

From July 1st to 3rd, 2021 we‘ll present The Prequel. For this special edition of the Monheim Triennale we’ve invited a small but fine selection of artists who represent the idea of the Monheim Triennale at its best:
Yazz Ahmed, Sam Amidon, Hibo Elmi, Greg Fox, Shahzad Ismaily, Sofia Jernberg, Robert Landfermann, Ingrid Laubrock, Ava Mendoza, Marcus Schmickler, Phillip Sollmann, Colin Stetson, Jennifer Walshe, Stian Westerhus, Mivos Quartet

The main venue is the ship MS Rheinfantasie.


„The Prequel“ is neither meant as a substitute nor a compromise. 'The Prequel' tells the story of how it could have been one year before the originally planned start of the festival in 2020: 14 artists coming together in Monheim am Rhein. They get to know each other, they get to know the city, they develop projects together and last but not least, they make music together. ‘The Prequel’ will be smaller than the originally planned Triennale edition for this year, but more refined, more intimate and with a unique artistic profile. ‘The Prequel’ will be a laboratory, a workshop, a think tank where the future is imagined.

In a best-case scenario, depending on international travel restrictions, infection rates and regional hygiene regulations, all invited musicians will accept our invitation and we can open the event to guests.

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