This is a concert

THIS IS A CONCERT claims to be a concert and balances breakneck across the abyss between contemporary solo composition and personalized, interactive music interpretation service.

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Interactive Webinstallation

Available anytime and anywhere on your smartphone, this concert experience is characterized by what ultimately remains unavailable. 

Based on a composition by Tom Belkind, the experience was developed by Anna Neubert and Richard Aczel as part of the eID platform project and implemented by Cylvester (Tobias Hartmann and Max Schweder). 

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Anna Neubert

As a violinist, Master of Disaster of ensemble uBu or accomplice of other artists, Anna Neubert plays, stages and infiltrates concert settings, so far at the Schwetzinger Festspiele, AchtBrücken Festival, Bundeskunsthalle and Beethovenhaus Bonn, Villa Massimo Rome, also in cultural bunkers and daycare centers.

She has directed numerous concert projects, such as the INTERVALL series of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (WEBERN_BEWEGT).

Since 2020, she has been researching the interfaces between music and weaving art as part of the “Weaving Concerts” with textile artist Nicole Kiersz.

She can also be seen as a violinist and performer in concerts by electronicID, in productions by the Junge Oper am Rhein, in a duo with guitarist Leonhard Spies and together with soprano Marie Heeschen in a scenic version of G. Kurtág’s Kafka fragments.

Anna Neubert studied violin and contemporary music in Cologne and Paris and has received awards and support from the International Alois Kottmann Competition, the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now concert sponsorship, the Boris Pergamenschikow Prize, the Alfred Toepfer Foundation and the stART.up scholarship from the Claussen-Simon Foundation. 

Tom Belkind

Tom Belkind is an Israeli/ Austrian Composer, music producer and sound engineer, Based in Cologne, Germany. He was born in 1990 in Tel Aviv, Israel. His compositional style is trying to combine his origins in popular and music production with the abstract mean of expression, using the materialistic and physical elements of the sound production and layering different sounds in order to create different levels of intensity and sound energy.

In 2016, Belkind started pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Composition in The Buchmann Mehta School of music (TLV University) with Composers Josef Bardanashvili and Ruben Seroussi. In 2020, Belkind Started his Masters Degree in the “Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln”  with Composer Miroslav Srnka. Today, Belkind is a “Konzertexamen” student in the “Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln”. In 2021 he won the Bernd Alois Zimmermann scholarship for New music composition from the City of Cologne, as part of it was a portrait concert with his music at St. Peter church in Cologne. In 2022 he won the DAAD scholarship for music graduate studies. He also received scholarships from The Jerusalem institute for new music and Tel-Aviv university.

Pieces by him were performed in Israel and Germany by Orchestras and Ensembles like  Ensemble Recherche (Freiburg, Germany), Meitar Ensemble (Israel), Ensemble Musikfabrik (Cologne/ Germany), Ensemble Erma (Cologne/ Germany) and Jack quartet (New york/ USA), the Aachen Theater Orchester and Cologne Guitar quartet. His works were played on festivals like Acht Brücken( Cologne, Germany), Wittener neue Kammermusik Tage (Witten ,Germany), CEME (Tel-Aviv, Israel), Tzlil Meudcan (Tel-Aviv, Israel) and Contcomp (Haifa, Israel). He took part in Composition workshops with composers like Helmut Lachenmann, Mauro Lanze, Carola Bauckholt and Philippe Leroux.  

Richard Aczel

Richard Aczel is a writer and theatre director who teaches English Literature at the University of Cologne. He is the founding director of the theatre company “Port in Air” which has been active in Cologne and internationally since 2003.


As CYLVESTER, digital artists Tobias Hartmann and Max Schweder work together on interactive digital art projects in their own name or for other artists and institutions. The transition from the real to the virtual world is the event horizon for the two, which they work on with sounds, lights, colors and shapes; always in such a way that it is not only immersive for the audience, but also changeable and accessible. For CYLVESTER, contradictions and obstacles become inspiration for innovative ideas and in the end, only art remains.