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Opening Kunsthalle for Music

Witte de With invites you to the opening of Kunsthalle for Music, please join us on Thursday 25 January between 5 and 9 pm.

Program

5 pm

Opening of Kunsthalle for Music with repertoire performances, including works by a.o Hassan Khan, Christian Marclay, Peter Fengler, Yoko Ono, and Marcel Duchamp.

6 pm

Welcome by Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy (Director, Witte de With) and Ari Benjamin Meyers (Artistic Director, Kunsthalle for Music) followed by Anthem, a new piece by Meyers composed for the Kunsthalle for Music ensemble, team, and audience.

6:30 pm

Kunsthalle for Music live exhibition continues until 9 pm, including the first commission by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster.

Kunsthalle for Music

At Kunsthalle for Music, an ensemble performs on-site a four-hour musical score of artworks drawn from a “repertoire” or collection, which includes existing and newly commissioned solos, duets, and group pieces. The ensemble is present in the second- and third-floor galleries on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 pm to 5pm, and on Fridays from 5pm to 9pm.

While the artworks included in the score are signaled with wall object-labels throughout the galleries, there is no fixed timetable as to when one or the other will be activated. Composed by Ari Benjamin Meyers, the exhibition score is open to variations, and so offers a unique interpretation and experience every day. We encourage you to visit the Kunsthalle for Music more than once.

Even when the ensemble is not present or performing at all times, the Kunsthalle for Music keeps its doors open to the public. If you visit during these times, you may then encounter other kinds of activation of the gallery spaces. For example, ensemble members may be found using the space to rehearse or may have left a recorded trace in their absence. You may also find school groups learning and performing an especially commissioned score by Andre Heuvelman.

More information

Our opening coincides with the opening at TENT Rotterdam (located in the same building on Witte de Withstraat 50).

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