MUSIC FOR THE THINKING EAR
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.