Jorinde Voigt | Works of music by visual artists Scores: Saâdane Afif, Christian Marclay, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Jorinde Voigt
Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin | 27.10.–13.11.2016
Works of music by visual artists
Scores: Saâdane Afif, Christian Marclay, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Jorinde Voigt
28.10.2016 to 13.11.2016 Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
Opening: Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7 p.m.
Concerts: October 28 and 30 and November 13, 2016
SCORES, the latest in the series Works of Music by Visual Artists, is an exhibition and concert project devoted to the musical score, a subject that gets constantly reexamined in the visual arts as well as in music. Particularly since the 1960s, the score has been appreciated, above and beyond conventional musical notation, as a multivalent medium of recording which may take the form of spontaneously free drawings, individual symbolic systems, or instructions for activities.
With projects by Saâdane Afif, Christian Marclay, Ari Benjamin Meyers and Jorinde Voigt, the score theme now becomes the focus of an exhibition accompanied by concerts. Despite their differing approaches, all the selected artists are interested in the transformation of one medium into another, a process that is accomplished in close collaboration with the participating musicians. The scores are presented as drawings, objects, lyrics, graphic-photographic-film notation, and as concepts that generate musical events and performances. Almost all of the works presented on a grand scale in the Rieckhallen of the Hamburger Bahnhof have been recently created on commission; they will be performed, piece by piece, in the spaces in which they are exhibited.
The first four chapters of Song of the Earth, a projected eight-part cycle of drawings currently being created by Jorinde Voigt, will be on view and partly performed by Ensemble zeitkratzer. Audio recordings from the concerts devoted respectively to the works of Marclay and Voigt will afterward play in their areas of the exhibition.
A project by Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V., in cooperation with Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.Made possible by funding from Hauptstadtkulturfonds and Ernst Schering Foundation.With support from Electronic Music Studio TU Berlin, Audio Communication Group.
Ingrid Buschmann / Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V.
Gabriele Knapstein / Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Concert by Jorinde Voigt: October 30, 2016, 8 p.m.
Tickets: at the door