Staring at the Bin Swiss Edition at Museum Tinguely, Basel

Staring at the Bin — Swiss Edition

by Meriel Price, curated by Isabel Piniella Grillet, performed by SoundTrieb

21 February – 26 March 2023 Museum Tinguely, Basel

In dialogue with the exhibition À bruit secret, the artist and composer Meriel Price presents a video series of subtle and fleeting miniature performances in public space. Viewers are witnesses to a choreographed, anarchistic infiltration of surveillance that unfolds acoustically as well as performatively.

A companion publication is planned for March 2023 with essays addressing the exhibition’s framework as well as bringing Price’s work into dialogue with Tinguely’s understanding of daily soundscapes, rhythm and movement.


Artist: Meriel Price
Curator: Isabel Piniella
Organiser: SoundTrieb Association
Performers: Juan José Faccio, Alice Mei-Yu Hohberger, Magdalena Irmann, Corentin Marillier, Anna Minten.
Camera: Lukas Egger & Luca Fortuna
Sound: Pablo Callisaya, Luca Fortuna & Seraina Frazetto
Post production: Tapir Film – Moritz Hossli, Pablo Callisaya

Staring at the Bin Amposta Edition – OUT·SIDE Festival

The Amposta Edition of Staring at the Bin written by Meriel Price was performed at the OUT·SIDE 22 Festival on the 22nd October 2022 by FRAMES Percussion in collaboration with Centre d’Art Lo Pati.

Collaboration with Manchester Art Gallery and Art Assembly

Taking up Space, Taking in Space consisting of performances in Manchester Art Gallery and an installation in St. Peter’s Square was shown as part of the Art Assembly Festival on the 18th June 2022. A collaboration between Meriel Price, Francesca Brugola, Elinor Black, Jaz Percy, Sophie Hawkins and Maya Chowdry.

World Premiere – nearly (next time) – FRAMES Percussion, Teatre Auditori de Granollers

The world premiere of “nearly (next time)” by Meriel Price will be performed by FRAMES Percussion at the Teatre Auditori de Granollers on the 11th February 2022 at 8pm.

This piece was written for FRAMES Percussion after they performed the Barcelona version of “Staring at the Bin” by Meriel Price in 2021 (photo) and uses the gestures and sounds of the ensemble between pieces.

More information can be found here

Staring at the Bin Barcelona Edition – Santa Mònica 19.10 – 5.12. 2021

The Barcelona Edition of Staring at the Bin is being shown at Arts Santa Mònica from the 19th October till the 5th December for the OUT·SIDE 21 festival.

The installation Staring at the bin, by composer Meriel Price, is performed by FRAMES Percussion and is based on video recordings made during the year 2021 in different spaces in Barcelona.

Free admission

La Rambla, 7 08002 Barcelona.
General information: +34 935 671 110.

Composition/Direction Meriel Price

Performance Frames Percussion – Sabela Castro Rodríguez, Rubén M. Orio, Helena Otero Correa, Miquel Vich Vila

Camera Tristán Pérez-Martín Ríos

Sound Recording Pablo Carrascosa Llopis / Tristán Pérez-Martín Ríos

Artistic Director of OUT·SIDE Luis Codera Puzo

More information can be found here

Aside Awarded State Funding for Research Project “Acts of Violence”



Aside are excited to announce they have been awarded Initialförderung for their research project “Acts of Violence” which will enable us to undertake extensive research and material development into the subject of violence in classical music.

We would like to thank Fonds Darstellende Künste for their support.


“Your Rope” + “Nearly” by Meriel Price at New Music Manchester Festival



“Your Rope” for four skipping performers and “Nearly” were written for The House of Bedlam + Aside and premiered at the New Music Manchester Festival at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Aside had the pleasure of performing with The House of Bedlam at 7pm, a quick interview in between and then back on stage with Larry Goves for a special late night set with new works by Larry Goves and collaborations with Aside.


Aside Lecture Performance on Creativity for the Junge Akademie in Frankfurt



Aside performed a lecture performance on the subject of creativity for the Junge Akademie in Frankfurt.

The Junge Akademie is an academy for young academics, a joint initiative of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the German Academy of Natural Science Leopoldina.

More news on upcoming lecture performances by Aside will follow shortly.


Meriel Price in “Winzig und der Elefant” by Manos Tsangaris at the Akademie der Künste Berlin


On the 25th and 30th May 2019 I will be performing in the series of music theatre minitures by Manos Tsangaris “Winzig und der Elefant” at the Akademie der Künste Hanseatenweg, Berlin. It’s a late night installation from 21:30 till 24:00 with admission until 22:00.

EchoChamberMusic – DieOrdnungDerDinge at Theaterdiscounter Berlin


Sitting in an echo chamber you don’t hear much, but the little you do hear is amplified in the extreme. In social media the effect is similar: our own opinions are reflected back to us hundreds of times, thereby reinforcing them. Opposing voices are silenced by algorithms.

Together with the sound artist Cathy van Eck, the adventurously experimental quartet DieOrdnungDerDinge search with their usual wit and humour, for connections and parallels between echo phenomena in acoustics, the media and music.

In which echo chambers are we trapped in daily life? Which algorithms can be written for them? How could they sound? And is it perhaps possible to programme a concert to exactly fit the preferences of the audience using an algorithm?

Premiered in February 2019 in Theaterdiscounter Berlin, further performances to be announced shortly

Funded by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and the Musikfonds with funds from the Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien. In cooperation with Theaterdiscounter Berlin.