Complexity (Copy)

Open to the New and the Unknown

© Rasheed Araeen


Listening actively to music for the thinking ear means to be open to the new and the unknown as well as to the complex. By engaging with it, we learn, we grow, and we gain new perspectives—that is our belief. In the 2020–21 season, complex musical masterpieces from the 14th century to the present invite us to listen closely, reflect, and let ourselves be surprised.

Artwork: Rasheed Araeen (*1935) | Opus CRB 1 (detail, 2018) | Aicon Gallery, New York