Beethoven Senses



My angel, my all, my own self — only a few words today, and that too with pencil (with yours) — only till tomorrow is my lodging definitely fixed. What abominable waste of time in such things — why this deep grief, where necessity speaks?

Can our love persist otherwise than through sacrifices, than by not demanding everything? Canst thou change it, that thou are not entirely mine, I not entirely thine? Oh, God, look into beautiful Nature and compose your mind to the inevitable. Love demands everything and is quite right, so it is for me with you, for you with me — only you forget so easily, that I must live for you and for me — were we quite united, you would notice this painful feeling as little as I should . . .

. . . We shall probably soon meet, even today I cannot communicate my remarks to you, which during these days I made about my life — were our hearts close together, I should probably not make any such remarks. My bosom is full, to tell you much — there are moments when I find that speech is nothing at all. Brighten up — remain my true and only treasure, my all, as I to you. The rest the gods must send, what must be for us and shall.

Beethoven Senses

Silent Disco

“Beethoven Senses: Silent Disco” is a project by AyseDeniz. It is an immersive journey into Beethoven’s inner world, in which through headphones, the audience first enters into a party atmosphere hearing remixes of Beethoven's music, and then they sit down and watch the performance live, having the option to hear Beethoven's selected letters of love, death and friendship.


The project premiered in London on October 19th, 2018 with guest artist Benjamin Hughes (the Principal Cello of the BBC Concert Orchestra ) who performed with AyseDeniz some of the movements from his piano sonatas which they arranged for piano and cello together.

The letters were recited by Atilla Akinci. From the video below, you can experience an excerpt of Beethoven’s most famous love letter and his Moonlight Sonata Movement 1:

Special thanks to Hanzade Acikalin for her announcements!


🇹🇷 "Beethoven Hisler: Silent Disco" projemde bestecinin iç dünyasına yolculuk yaparak bir yandan yazdığı mektupları bir yandan da canlı müziği dinleyebiliyor seyirciler. Londra'da ilki gerceklesen konserde  BBC Konser Orkestrasi bas cellisti Benjamin Hughes, misafir sanatci olarak birkac sonatta AyseDeniz ile birlikte caldi. Ay Işığı sonatının ilk bölümünü (piyano ve viyolonsel için uyarlanan) ve Beethoven’in yazdığı aşk 💋 mektubu ile (Atilla Akinci tarafından seslendirilen) videodan izleyebilirsiniz.

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Hanzade Açıkalın’a anonsları için teşekkürler 🙏🏻 !