Everything is Important
- Sunday, 19 March 2017
- Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Main Stage
“Everything is Important” is, as a philosopher would put it, a way of thinking 2016 – what it’s like to be alive right now, as slippery a concept as that might be.”
Not a string quartet as we know it. This evening with the genre-defining Arditti Quartet leads from soundless moving images to lightless sound and culminates in the multisensory firework of Jennifer Walshe’s new piece for voice, string quartet and film “Everything is Important”.
Peter Ablinger’s video work, shot in the desert of Iran, reflects the genre’s cultural codedness and gendered history. Georg Friedrich Haas in his latest quartet composition continue to explore complete darkness as a radical condition for performers and listeners. And Jennifer Walshe’s thoughtful and flashy “Everything is Important”, dealing with technology, ecological disaster and financial inequality, captures a glimpse of the speed and simultaneity that characterizes our mediatized reality. – A journey into different energy states, different modes of perception and different ways of relating to the world by means of composition.