The world is upside down.
The normal trust in truth and values suddenly seems disposable and security feels more like an illusion rather than a constant we rely on.
Surreal concepts suddenly become an option, the unthinkable is just a Pindrop away. What happens outside of four to the floor when clubs are shut for the near future? What possibilities do artists seek? Does this normal truth limit the artist or encourage him and her to experience a world outside their bubble? What is high culture and why is it more worth preserving then club culture?
Many question cross ones mind and especially this re-imagination of the fourteen songs of Schubert's last song cycle “SCHWANENGESANG” offers infinite possibilities to interpret the past, present and future. A selection of outstanding artists, who are given licence to produce response pieces invite for the creation of a kaleidoscope effect of music, dance and spoken word.
Theater im Delphi hosts the live performances of this concept; Almost forgotten, a former silent movie theater of the 1920s has been reawakened as an international center for art and culture.
Pindrop is a brand new events company, created in response to the current uncertain period. Its founder and multifaceted artist and freelance producer Andrew Dickinson has curated artistic events with a social conscience across Europe, ‘Schwanengesang’ launches pindrop into the Berlin arts scene and United We Stream is lifting it into digital.
United We Stream has a broad range of audiences worldwide through different, cross-genre cultural formats, from changing cultural locations. The platform was launched on March 18th and has since then attracted over 40 million visitors. Within the digital space, music lovers find low-threshold access to an inclusive variation of cultural programs.
Over 1800 artists in 363 locations from 74 cities have already taken part in streaming and collected donations of around 1.5 million euros.