In the summer of 2018, the Berlin Philharmonic faced an artistic and a commercial challenge. Between the departure of the former chief conductor Sir Simon Rattle and the start of his successor Kirill Petrenko, there is an entire season without a chief conductor. How do we communicate this extraordinary season to a demanding audience? The vacancy at the conductor’s stand will not result in disorder or a lack of artistic direction. Instead it offers a chance for creativity. We present the change at the Berlin Philharmonic in a playful manner: with an artistic intervention at their home. Everything in the Berlin Philharmonic Hall is rearranged.
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The orchestra’s equipment was rearranged into sculptures, installations and spatial composition within the different rooms of the Berlin Philharmonic, the 1960s era home of the Berliner Philharmoniker. The photos both underlined the artistic quality of the pieces as well as the striking architecture of the building in which they were arranged.