A listening salon in a Neukölln lounge room in Berlin. Five friends listen to Camille Saint-Saens First Violin Sonata Opus 75 and invite you to listen with them. Discussions range from how we experience classical music today, ideas of musicality and the salon as an historical place of culture. How do we listen together ? How does this influence or change the listening experience ? This salon was inspired in part by research from the UK by Lucy Dearn and Sarah Price about the communal and social aspects of attending live classical concerts. I took up their concept of a listening community which creates a listening experience through shared discussion and reflection as the starting point for this salon.
Image - a doodle made during the salon.
Thanks to everyone who took part.