Cultural Institutions Struggle During The Coronavirus Crisis

In This Photo: Paul Brody
Composer and sound installation artist Paul Brody holds his trumpet to his laptop computer's camera at the conclusion of his SOUNDWALK show that had been live streaming through the computer during the novel coronavirus crisis on May 13, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Quarantined at home in Berlin, Germany, Brody took to live stream improvisation with noises sampled from household objects, sounds and recorded poems sent to him from colleagues around the world, following his first commission from the Museumsquartier in Vienna as part of their "Artists in Isolation" series. With his performances in Europe and North America canceled due to the virus, Brody has embraced live streaming as a way to perform without the perils of public gatherings and travel. Brody says he had never considered live streaming before, but he sees it as an increasingly popular medium for performers. Artists worldwide who depend on bringing out crowds for their shows have been forced to seek alternative venues for practicing and performing as lockdown measures aimed at stemming the spread of the virus continue.
(May 12, 2020 - Source: Getty Images Europe)