Daniel Libeskind's New Concerts Amaze Frankfurt

Alte Oper Frankfurt is delighted to realize an extraordinary concept during its 2015/16 season: renowned architect Daniel Libeskind is developing a time and space wise extended concert project on invitation of Alte Oper Frankfurt. Titled, "One Day in Life", concerts will be staged at unusual locations throughout the city of Frankfurt connecting the experiencing of space and music with the most diverse experiences of the human existence.

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Daniel Libeskind's New Time & Space Concert Project

At various waystations in Frankfurt central dimensions of the human life such as birth, knowledge, movement, belief or nature will be made experienceable in numerous concerts ranging from Gregorian Chant to classical to contemporary music each adding up to a prism of human life or to “a musical day in a well-tempered city," as Libeskind puts it.

Alte Oper will be the starting point where the audience will assemble for the concert with the hr-Symphony Orchestra on the topic of 'encounter'. In a fixed rhythm, the project then goes on to take in further locations which reflect historical and social aspects: some, for example, represent Frankfurt's history, while others stand for important moments in history; they lead to unknown places, to spectacular large-scale buildings, but also to places of everyday life, of industry, of academic research.

Says Daniel Libeskind, "Among places where music usually does not play any role at all or that are hidden, strange, or abandoned, I’ve selected a cemetery, a pedestrian underpass, a public bath, a library, a train station, and a hospital. I’ve also chosen busy public places, however, and historic landmarks. These are ideas for locations we are working on.”

"The great pleasure has been to invite others to discover the city in a completely new way,” says Libeskind, “and at the same time letting them enter a kind of mental labyrinth.”

For Stephan Pauly, Artistic Director of Alte Oper Frankfurt, the project is very special, too. Pauly remarks, "I asked Daniel Libeskind if he could imagine developing a concert project for us. It is a great joy for us that he has embarked on the idea with such verve! It is going to be an absolutely remarkable concert experience, and also a special opportunity to gain insight into Daniel Libeskind’s reflections on music and cities.”

The project is currently at the planning stage. Details about concert venues and programs, ticket rates and the start of the advance sales will be announced.

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Source: One Day in Life

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