Future Presence

21 November 2022


Monday 13:00 / St. Elisabethkirche (Berlin Mitte)

BOOK Presented by: Mahler Chamber Orchestra gGmbH

C. IVES: The Unanswered Question

  • Musicians of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra
  • Henrik Oppermann, Schallgeber

Virtual reality performance of Charles Ives' 'The Unanswered Question' recorded at St. Elisabeth-Kirche, Berlin in 2021.

Charles Ives' landmark composition The Unanswered Question takes the immersive experience in a different direction. By separating the instrument groups, Ives already sought to create a spatial experience. Future Presence II enhances that experience by integrating it into a VR installation, inviting the user to discover the spatial element of the composition.

Our VR presentation of this short, philosophical work stands as the first recording which can take into account the work's most crucial musical features: space, distance, and existence itself. It marks the second phase of our exploration of immersive audio, involving wind instruments and the separation of sounds.

We welcome you to the St. Elisabethkirche in Berlin Mitte,  where our immersive experience was created, to dive into the world of Charles Ives and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

More information about the Future Presence projects can be found here.

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Future Presence II was developed with generous support by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media through "Neustart Kultur". The presentation is kindly supported by Klangwert – Aventis Foundation Musical Ensemble Promotion.

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