silence is the sound of a missed opportunity – Annika Kahrs
April 17 – May 16, 2021
The project is the first part of the series entitled MUSIC WITHOUT MUSIC, which will be presented by Yellow Solo in 2021 and 2022 with the participation of the following artists: Annika Kahrs, Dani Gal, Arnold Dreyblatt, Anri Sala, Hassan Khan, Song-Ming Ang and Ari Benjamin Meyers.
“silence is the sound of a missed opportunity” is a new work by Annika Kahrs, and it is also a claim made by marketing companies advertising for on hold music to fill seemingly empty waiting time on the phone.
In Annika Kahrs’ work four musicians, on hold themselves, are not only waiting but simultaneously creating and recording their own on-hold music. The score is written by composer Louis d’Heudieres and is loosely based on the classic lightweight structure of on-hold music. The musicians are waiting for roughly an hour for an unknown connection that may never get resolved. The waiting experience is a friendly one, it is tailored to human needs, and adresses the existential questions that may creep up on you while in the limbo of a waiting line. With no need for a space filler or a time killer, the passive sphere of waiting turns into an active commitment. The musicians are playing for themselves while waiting, without knowing the overall listening experience that is only later accessible for the spectator.
ANNIKA KAHRS – silence is the sound of a missed opportunity.
Multichannel sound installation, 49 min
Open: April 17 – May 16, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 – 18:00
Listening to the piece requires a prior email registration for a one-hour time slot and a same-day certified negative test result. Only one person can be in the installation space at a time, we provide hygienic conditions as well as adequate ventilation.
ANNIKA KAHRS – Please Hold
Live performance via phone call
May 2, Sunday, 12:00 – 18:00
Performed by Laura Schuller and Phuong-Dan
The number to call will be provided soon.
Works streamed online by ANNIKA KAHRS
April 12 – May 16, 2021
2018, 15:48 min
2018, 10:35 min
2010, 8:20 min
2019, 17:23 min