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D/B Recommended: Soundfair presents SYMPHONY @ Berlin Weekly Berlin | Thursday, 13.10.2011

SOUNDFAIR is pleased to announce an exhibition with editions from the performance series SYMPHONY.

Augustin Maurs’ s “Sinfonietta Concertante For Two Ambidextrian Cellists, Umbrellas And Sake Drinkers” will be performed at the opening.

The performance series SYMPHONY was a collaboration with the gallery VW (VeneKlasen/Werner) and took place September 2010 to June 2011. Musicians, composers, and visual artists were invited to make works that expand on the traditional concepts of concert and exhibition, and to present these works as unique events, or ‘movements’, in the gallery. Exploring new strategies and situations in performance, each movement of SYMPHONY played with – or against – an idea of conversion: each musician was confronted with a new staging, which does not resemble a typical concert; likewise, each artist risked a step into the musical world.

SOUNDFAIR EDITIONS now exhibits the visual strategies, notations and objects that came to shape during these performances. With works by Arto Lindsay, Olaf Nicolai, Annika Eriksson, Bo Christian Larsson, Ari Benjamin Meyers and Anri Sala.

Augustin Maurs plays Bach

“Sinfonietta Concertante For Two Ambidextrian Cellists, Umbrellas And Sake Drinkers” is a sounding picture on dexterity, embarrassment and indifference. The two soloists in the yard alternately display musical skills and mortifying helplessness while the orchestra members are getting drunk and contemplate art scores by the artists of SOUNDFAIR EDITIONS. The piece will be performed by Augustin Maurs and Michael Wilhelmi and will be accompanied by an edition from Annika Larsson.


SYMPHONY Exhibition Opening with Performance by Augustin Maurs
presented by Soundfair

Opening: Thursday, 13. Oktober 2011 | 19:00 CET
Opening Hours: 14-20 October, daily from 12:00 to 17:00 (closed on Sunday)

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