PROPHECY FEST announce ‚acoustique‘ by ALCEST (vocals Neige & Zéro) & Nicolas Horvath (grand piano)!

Prophecy Fest are thrilled to announce a very special performance by Neige and Zéro (vocals) from ALCEST and celebrated French pianist and electroacoustic composer Nicolas Horvath at this year’s edition of Prophecy Fest at the legendary natural Cave of Balve („Balver Höhle“). The voices of one of France’s leading metal innovators will by joined by Nicolas Horvath on grand piano for a magic rendering of Alcest songs and classical surprises. This will be an exclusive performance in Germany.

Prophecy Fest will bring dark, forward thinking music with an attitude to one of the world’s most fascinating cultural locations. The three day event will begin on Thursday, September 5 and it will conclude with a final concert starting before midnight of Saturday, September 7.

ALCEST comment: Zéro and I will perform a special collaborative show with the renowned French pianist Nicolas Horvath“, mastermind Neige announces. „Together we will reinterpret songs from the Alcest repertoire. Nicolas comes from a background in classical music and he has played the music of composers such as Philip Glass or Erik Satie all around the globe. Yet he has also a strong interest in more experimental music and the world of metal. A couple of years ago, he contacted me to tell me that he loved Alcest and that he would like to interpret our songs but with our original voices. I admit that I was immediately fascinated by this idea. I had always imagined the music of Alcest as something that could be played in other settings and also to be re-arranged for the piano. We are thrilled to be able to present this project to you at this year’s Prophecy Fest!“

Prophecy Fest add: „We are delighted that our friends from Alcest and the groundbreaking musician Nicolas Horvath have agreed to bring this unique concert experience to the Calve of Balve“, founder Martin Koller explains. „This is a rare opportunity and the perfect location to witness classic songs of this pioneering band that will present surprising new musical perspectives. We strongly recommend to book your tickets now, if you don’t want to miss this show.“

These acts have already been confirmed, with many more to be added in due time (in alphabetical order): ALCEST & Nicolas Horvath, ARTHUR BROWN, ARÐ, AUREOLE, AUSTERE, DOOL, EMPYRIUM, FARSOT, FEN, GERM, IN THE WOODS…, PARADISE LOST, PERCHTA, TCHORNOBOG, THIEF, and TRIPTYKON. 

Presale for Prophecy Fest 2024 is up and running. About 85% of all available tickets have already found a new owner.The 2024 ticket price has been set to 139 €. Please see below for more details.

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