Steve Reich’s “Three Tales”, Konzerthaus, Berlin

I suddenly noticed that Konzerthaus Berlin hosted a work I never heard by a composer I admire: Steve Reich’s “video opera” Three Tales – the video part created by his wife Beryl Korot. The work interprets the development and failures of human ingenuity in three movements: One about the Hindenburg disaster, one about the atomic Read More …

Gerhard Richter retrospective, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Finally managed to get in to the very popular Gerhard Richter exhibit at the Neue Nationalgalerie. Strangely, I did not come away as impressed as I expected I would. I do admire Richters technique – and especially his insistence on working in different styles throughout his career – the blurry photorealism he is so well Read More …