Resonant Spaces: Fellner & Helmer and the Concert Hall around 1900

Musicological Institute of the University of Zurich, Switzerland

A conference and publication project takes is cue from the completion of a four-year restoration of Tonhalle Zürich to examine the impact of these large concert hall buildings from around 1900 on the musical culture of their time through to the present day from a variety of perspectives. Based on the work of the architecture practice Fellner & Helmer (Vienna), fundamental aspects of music and architectural history as well as urban facets of these building types and their influence on musical culture up to the present can be examined in an interdisciplinary way. The symposium will be attended by renowned experts from the relevant disciplines, who will discuss the topic from a music, architecture, art history, urban and aesthetic perspective. The symposium is made possible by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

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