SOUNDFAIR EDITIONS show notation concepts that evolved from the performance series SYMPHONY. Each artist of the series was asked to produce an edition based on their SYMPHONY-movement. With works by Arto Lindsay, Olaf Nicolai, Annika Eriksson, Bo Christian Larsson, Ari Benjamin Meyers and Anri Sala.
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.
The exhibition as accompanied by a special edition by Augustin Maurs and Annika Larsson, which is based on the opening performance of the exhibition: “Sinfonietta Concertante For Two Ambidextrian Cellists, Umbrellas And Sake Drinkers” was 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.
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The show took place October 2011 at Berlin Weekly.