Ari Benjamin Meyers Ari Benjamin Meyers

Ari Benjamin Meyers

Born 1972 in New York, United States. Lives and works in Berlin.
Ari Benjamin Meyers, The Long Parade, public performance during Beaufort 21, 2021. Photo © Kristien Daem


Ari Benjamin Meyers’ work explores structures and processes that redefine the performative, social, and ephemeral nature of music. His conceptual projects and installations often draw attention to concrete details of music-making otherwise taken for granted and make tangible underlying conceptual operations.

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Trailer: Rehearsing Philadelphia A Meta-Score by Ari Benjamin Meyers

Trailer: Rehearsing Philadelphia

A Meta-Score by Ari Benjamin Meyers

Created by Ari Benjamin Meyers and jointly produced and presented by the Curtis Institute of Music and Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, this large-scale public project explores how we can come together as a city through musical rehearsal. The traditional musical preparation process focuses on rehearsing as a way to attain perfection, which is then repeated in performance. This is not how we live modern life in a rapidly changing world of social upheaval. The future will be rehearsed, not perfected. Rehearsing Philadelphia re-examines the rehearsal processes which allow people to act together and be empowered to create new realities.