Daniel Libeskind Turns Frankfurt Into a Stage

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For his One Day in Life music series, the architect will stage 75 performances over 24 hours in a variety of venues – from a hospital operating theatre to Oskar Schindler’s apartment – on May 21 and 22.

The acclaimed violinist Carolin Widmann will perform in the middle of Commerzbank-Arena. The Frankfurt Radio Symphony will perform Mozart’s Requiem on the VGF Betriebshof rail yard depot. Works by Anton Webern and Paul Celan will reverberate through Oskar Schindler’s apartment.

One Day in Life, a boldly imagined concert series, will transform 75 urban venues into a tapestry of stages. Devised by Daniel Libeskind in collaboration with Alte Oper concert hall, “the event is organized into 18 ‘dimensions of existence’ paired with unique locations and scores, creating a musical journey of discovery.”

These dimensions include “body,” “will,” “gravity,” and “memory.” Libeskind has selected all of the music, which also includes electronic music. Concert-goers can wander from venue to venue – a two-hour interval between each performance will allow people to get around the city. To visualize the “musical labyrinth” that concert-goers will be engaged in, Libeskind partnered with stone manufacturer Cosentino on a site-specific installation.

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