Ari Benjamin Meyers, an American artist and composer living in Berlin, creates musical pieces for international stages and museums. He is particularly interested in formats that deploy the social and performative issues at stake in music. He takes advantage of this unique occasion to deploy a piece
for an entire territory and an entire afternoon and composes for Shared Landscapes UNLESS, 4 musical and sculptural works for the trees, the ground, the birds and the air, which unfold as the landscape and the day go by with 6 local musicians
Ari Benjamin Meyers (1972, USA) lives and works in Berlin. Meyers trained as a composer and conductor at the Juilliard School, Yale University and the Peabody Institute. Trading the concert format for that of the exhibition, his works as an artist – such as Kunsthalle for Music (2018), Symphony 80 (with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra), and Solo for Ayumi (both 2017) - explore structures and processes that redefine the performative, social, and ephemeral nature of music and the relationship between performer and audience.
His diverse practice includes musical performances for the stage and exhibition spaces as well as three operas, including a commission for the Semperoper Dresden and a ballet for the Paris Opera. He has collaborated with artists such as Tino Sehgal, Anri Sala and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, as well as with bands such as The Residents, Einstürzende Neubauten and Chicks on Speed.