Creating Space for Music: A Conversation with Frank Gehry

Acoustics, intimacy, clarity: One could argue that how and where we listen to music is as important to the experience as the music itself. “The orchestra has to feel the audience, the audience has to feel the orchestra,” said architect Frank Gehry on his design of the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin, which opened in 2017. “When they do that, the orchestra plays better, and the audience hears better.” What is it about design that brings music to life? Gehry, who has designed numerous buildings for music and theatrical performance, will share his perspectives with a formidable client, Michael Eisner, a driving force behind the creation and construction of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Produced in collaboration with the Aspen Institute Arts Program.

Festival: 2018

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