Adania Shibli


Approximate running time: 1h 30m without intermission

Moving to other languages and between them opens up a landscape in which intimacy and multiplicities overshadow oppositions, and where the audible does not negate the silent. Adania Shibli’s talk Counterpoints in the Adorable wanders around such landscapes, occasionally stopping to inspect audible encounters, silent acts of reading and writing literature, and their intersections.

Her thoughts are reflected in the varied landscape of musical counterpoint of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries—as encountered in iconic works of Bach, Verdi, and Bartók, as well as Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony, with its perfect balance of Classical form and combinatorial counterpoint, all performed by students of the Barenboim-Said Akademie.

Conversation in English. Simultaneous German translation will be available, with headphones provided. A valid photo ID (or alternatively €50) must be presented as security deposit.

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