Keynote Philipp Blom
11:30 / Thu 1 Feb. / Grote Zaal Muziekgebouw / € Free
Intimacy – the silent challenge
Philipp Blom is present at the String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam as a keynote speaker. He lives and works in Vienna, the city of the great classical composers Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. As speaker in Amsterdam, he will take a closer look at the intimacy of chamber music, as well as what really good listening means.
“Chamber music is the opposite of what we experience during the climate crisis in our media society. It creates moments of silence, of concentration on a minimum of voices, on a microcosm. This precious concentration offers an existential ability to see time anew, to find solace, form in a formless ocean of experiences. But true listening remains a risk, because you must allow your own vulnerability. That makes listening and participating almost into something like a philosophical principle.”
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