A Different Way of Hearing - The Book

"You may be sitting in the audience with your body, but your mind may be in Honolulu – or wherever. How can I be in the moment with my body and my mind? That is what the method is about."

– Marina Abramović –

The book "A Different Way of Hearing. The Abramović Method for Music" presents one of the most extraordinary concert projects of recent years. Together with the performance artist Marina Abramović, the Alte Oper Frankfurt developed an approach that rethinks the traditional concert and creates an intensive music experience.

In March 2019, 2,000 people ventured into the experiment and attended the workshops at the Alte Oper, where they could learn to sharpen their senses, concentrate and be in the present with their attention. On the last day of the project, the participants immersed themselves in the final concert, in which they tested their "Different Way of Hearing" with a surprise programme of world music, classical and contemporary music.

This volume provides a comprehensive insight into the development and implementation of "A Different Way of Hearing". In elaborate interviews, Dr. Stephan Pauly, Artistic and Managing Director of the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Marina Abramović and her Artistic Collaborator Lynsey Peisinger report on the development of the project. Also, musicians, visitors and staff have their say and report on their experiences in Frankfurt. The texts are supplemented by extensive visual material that captures the atmosphere of the workshops and the concert.

Information about the book

192 pages, German/English, approx. 100 images
Publisher: Nova MD GmbH
ISBN: 978-3-96698-096-8
Price: € 20,- (D) / € 20,60 (AT) / CHF 21,80 (CH)

Distribution

The book is available at the box office in the Alte Oper, at the advance booking offices of Frankfurt Ticket RheinMain in Oberursel, Hanau (Hanau Laden), Neu-Isenburg and Frankfurt (Hauptwache, B-Ebene) as well as at all music events organised by the Alte Oper Frankfurt and from your local or online bookshop.

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