This open–air concert was first performed in Linz and subsequently in Vilnius when both cities were designated European Capitals of Culture in 2009.
The program consists of two rather divergent parts.
The first one exclusively comprises contemporary music by Toru Takemitsu, Rudolf Jungwirth and George Crumb.
The second part is played by the same musicians, but offers a drastic change of style.
Now the audience is introduced to music by Chick Corea, Carlos Santana, Peter Gabriel etc., in the musician’s own arrangements and improvisations.
The idea of music across the waters was realized in a large public bath in Linz, and in Vilnius it was played across the river Neris.
There is a stretch of water between the music and the audience, resulting in a very special acoustics and interesting appearance.