Concept Store Quartet & Daniel Zea — Box Tsunami

Gare du Nord
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Saturday, 09 December

Water, food, shelter, sleep, safety—these are the most important human needs. Although they are considered basic needs, we often struggle to meet them. Anything beyond that becomes a surplus that can feel overwhelming but can also open the door to what animates us individually.
As this season's Gare du Nord ensemble, the Concept Store Quartet will talk about surplus in the context of consumption, information, and connection, and aims to offer the audience time and space to reflect on how the surplus we encounter every day can be transformed into a positive and collective force. In “Surplus,” the ensemble consistently develops its tailor-made repertoire and collaborates with composers such as Daniel Zea, Alexandre Babel, Uros Rojko, Paul Clift, and others.
Satisfying basic needs is where consumerism thrives. “You are just one click away from having everything you want.” And all that in a pretty cardboard packaging! Of course, it's all very important and necessary. The boxes pile up first at home, then in the basement, on the street, finally the whole universe is filled with them! “Box Tsunami,” the musical installation by Daniel Zea, shows the possible result like a magic mirror. The surplus of boxes also becomes a symbolic representation of what lies behind them—the search for life satisfaction, self-esteem, love, and belonging.
Tickets are CHF 15-35, CHF 10 for holders of Colourkey, and free for kids under age 12.


Gare du Nord
Schwarzwaldallee 200
4058 Basel

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