Born in New York and now firmly based in Berlin the composer ARI BENJAMIN MEYERS shifts flexibly between the contexts of cultural production.
[audio:Ari Benjamin Meyers – Symphony X.mp3]He works together with leading representatives of the arts scene like Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster or Anri Sala, and also collaborates with diverse representatives of the music world like Einstürzende Neubauten, Staatskapelle Berlin and Morton Subotnik.
On 2 April Meyers will perform his most ambitious work so far with the REDUX Orchestra that he had founded, a group of musicians, consisting of 17 members. ³Symphony X² is a declaration of love to neo minimal music, a style that came into being in the late 1970ies and early 1980ies at the American East Coast.
SYMPHONY X by Ari Benjamin Meyers Redux Orchestra
Produced by Ari Benjamin Meyers & Max Loderbauer, Live Video by Lillevan
Procedures influenced by composers such as Glenn Branca and Rhys Chatham meet elements from post punk and new music. The result is a radical formal language which Meyers describes as ³productive sabotage², concerning his work in general. Musical situations are exposed to a permanent web of construction and deconstruction, leading the audience¹s expectations astray.
by Ari Benjamin Meyers performed by Redux Orchestra
Saturday, 02.04.2011 | 22:00 CET
HEBBEL AM UFER – HAU | Stresemannstr. 29 | 10963 Berlin/Kreuzberg