verweilen (single release)
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About the Event
Worldwide release of the single "verweilen" on various streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, YouTube Music, Deezer etc.
"verweilen" was composed by an invitation by composer Adrian Oswalt for his "Art has to be contagious" sound installation project, inspired by the coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Oswalt asked the participating musicians and composers to compose a new work or improvisation based on the melody provided by him.
Mr. Oswalt writes about his project:
Once again it has been shown that mankind lives connected as a social animal. Across continents and oceans we bring our humanity to one another. And occasionally a virus with a handshake, which separates us – but also a tune which brings us together through its emotion.
Even if front doors and national borders are closed because of corona, creativity brings us closer together on balconies, in the streets and on the Internet. Art spans the world. Art heals and gives hope where no medicine is yet effective. It is immune and so it has to be contagious.
The melody I have composed will travel round the globe with an invitation for musicians to pick it up in their own musical culture. The basic idea of the project is that the common global experience in the corona pandemic of droplet infection is converted into “tonal droplets” – with all the diversity of our respective cultures.
At the end of this music project, a chain will have been forged which hopefully will symbolise the connections people have with each other.