MUSIC FOR THE THINKING EAR
Great music is the result of concentrated listening,
every musician listening intently to the voice of the composer and to each other
The Pierre Boulez Saal is a space where the “thinking ear” is in its element. Where listeners are invited to dig below the surface. The “thinking ear” actively listens: it links emotions, thoughts and sensations, and approaches sound with undivided attention to create meaning. In contrast to simply hearing, it is immersed in a complex process of sensual perception and intellectual reflection. This unique concert hall provides a sounding board for dialog and enables audiences to understand music on its countless levels. It is a place where many elements — cultural, artistic, humanistic, architectural and historical — and people come together to create an environment of communication, listening and understanding.