A Bow to Life

Concert by Ayumi Paul in the Gropius Bau’s Atrium

To mark the transition into the darker season, between the autumnal equinox and winter solstice, Ayumi Paul is giving a violin concert in the atrium of the Gropius Bau. In addition to free improvisations, she is playing the Partita in D minor for solo violin by Johann Sebastian Bach – a work that has been part of the artist’s daily practice for over 20 years.

As a ceremonial gesture, Paul sees the concert as a bow to life. In this spirit, she also invites people to listen and to sing freely with each other in the atrium during the following days – everyone is welcome to join in at any time.

Ayumi Paul composing simultaneity, 2021

Ayumi Paul composing simultaneity, 2021

© Ayumi Paul, photo: Debora Mittelstaedt

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