Even though few people are hanging out in airports right now, airports are still doing their part to be part of the cultural community.
A perfect example: Germany’s Stuttgart Airport (STR).
This week the airport is hosting several one-on-one concerts in an empty terminal.
On May 8 and 10 single musicians will perform personal concerts for single listeners who will be each be seated at a safe distance.
The idea takes inspiration from artist Marina Abramović’s performance “The Artist Is Present.” The concept is to provide a personal musical experience despite the restrictions being caused by the corona pandemic.
Stuttgart Airport is just one of the sites for the one-on-one concert project, which is the creation of the Stuttgart State Opera and the SWR Symphony Orchestra.
To attend one of the concerts in town, potential audience members apply for a slot. Then, musicians and lucky audience members are paired randomly.
Ten tickets for the concerts in the empty terminal are being offered via a contest on the airport’s website.
The musicians are performing for free, however donations are permitted.
Great idea, right?