Irena Müller-Brozovic / Barbara Balba Weber (Hg.) – Das Konzertpublikum der Zukunft. Forschungsperspektiven, Praxisreflexionen und Verortungen im Spannungsfeld einer sich verändernden Gesellschaft (Transcript, book)

After almost two years, it is a truism that the pandemic has forcefully brought about new performance practices. However, this does not change the fact that innovations in cultural mediation and concert design will continue to be essential. The German-language anthology »Das Konzertpublikum der Zukunft. Forschungsperspektiven, Praxisreflexionen und Verortungen im Spannungsfeld einer sich verändernden Gesellschaft« (»The Concert Audience of the Future. Research Perspectives, Reflections on Practice and Localisation in the Field of Tension of a Changing Society«), edited by Irena Müller-Brozovic and Barbara Balba Weber, approaches this complex of topics primarily with academic-descriptive precision, but thanks to many real-life examples—»Neue Musik zwischen Kuhweide und Stadtpalais« is the title of Anja Wernicke's chapter on site- and time-specific curation at the ZeitRäume festival in Basel—it also opens up perspectives for pragmatic approaches. Publisher transcript has even made the book available free of charge as a PDF via its own website.The future can come.