The Concert as Experiment
Guided by the question “What constitutes the experience of a classical music concert today?” Experimental Concert Research explores the potential for experience that the concert, as a particular structure of presentation and reception, makes possible for certain kinds of music.
This research design includes both psychological and sociological measurement instruments, which the team has been developing over the past four years. By means of this specially designed combination of methods, concertgoers will be wired, observed, and interviewed—and thus both actively and passively involved in the investigation of their concert experience.
Following a “sneak preview” in September 2020, the project is now being launched in earnest:
The experimental concerts will take place at the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin on April 12 and 13, 2022, and at the Berlin cultural center Radialsystem from April 28 to May 6, 2022.
Concerts at Pierre Boulez Saal
April 12, 2022, 7:30 pm
April 13, 2022, 7:30 pm
Tickets can be purchased at either www.boulezsaal.de
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quintet in C minor Op. 104, first movement
Brett Dean: Epitaphs
Johannes Brahms: String Quintet No. 2 in G major Op. 111
Regular admission: 12 Euros, reduced 8 Euros
Study participants: 6 Euros
Regular admission: 18 Euros, reduced 14 Euros
Study participants: 6 Euro
Study participants must arrive no later than one hour before the concert begins.