John Baldessari, Beethoven‘s Trumpet (With Ear) Opus # 133, 2007 © The Estate of John Baldessari Courtesy the Estate of John Baldessari and Sprüth Magers. Photo: Timo Ohler

Beethoven - From Ear to Here


What do orchestra director Philippe Herreweghe, writer Claudia Durastanti and psychiatrist Dirk De Wachter have in common? Undoubtedly, their passion for Beethoven’s music! The conference series Beethoven. From Ear to Here provides a kaleidoscope of perspectives. From the standpoint of Beethoven and his work, ten leading figures from wide-ranging backgrounds will reflect on the role of art in society, on artist engagement, and on listening and its role in democracy. The multiple viewpoints will give rise to a subjective and nuanced portrait of the German composer, as the world marks his 250th anniversary in 2020. The eight conferences will provide an in-depth look at Beethoven’s iconic stature and put his work into a present-day perspective.

Follow the live streams on our Facebook page, YouTube channel or website. Previous episodes can also be viewed below.

22.10.2020  19:00 
Kubra Khademi
Jeremy Deller in conversation with Volker Zander

This lecture has been postponed. More information will follow later.

Mathias Enard

This lecture has been postponed. More information will follow later.

Paul Whittaker
Gaea Schoeters
Claudia Durastanti 
Philippe Herreweghe
Jan Caeyers & Dirk De Wachter in conversation with Chantal Pattyn

Collaboration: Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
Partners: Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Pianos Maene, Orpheus Instituut, Outhere
Support: German Minister of State for Culture and the Media (BKM), Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Belgian Federal Public Service, Foreign Affairs, Foreign trade & Development Cooperation, Vlaamse Overheid, Brussels-Capital Region
In the framework of: the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the commemoration year BTHVN 2020

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