2017 Alina Andrei Exhibition

”- Do you like Brahms? – No!” | (or short observations about the music lovers around) | Alina Andrei Exhibition

Tipografia Tea & Coffee House | 10 – 30 June 2017

“I was recently at a piano concert at a friend’s house. He played Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Chopin and Arvo Pärt. It was as I imagined a good concert should be like and I kept telling others about it. Even though I liked it a lot, I realized that I rarely listen to classical music. It’s the same for most of the people I know. Maybe because there is a certain discrepancy between the daily rhythm and symphonies/sonatas, I can’t really tell yet. One of my favorite recordings on YouTube is that of the pianist Glenn Gould while playing Bach at his home. Yet, when I am on the street I play something totally different on my phone, and now, as I am writing this, I am listening to Radiohead – Rabbit in your headlights and Beirut – Vagabond. I made my paper characters and photographed them as if they were real people – and they are, in a way. They are representations of people I met or saw on the street. Sometime, soon enough, I will visually reproduce in paper that piano concert I attended mid May. To be precise, the audience and the pianist as he was playing Für Alina, by Arvo Pärt.”

Alina Andrei

Photo | Andrei Paul