Worth listening to

Paul Klee played the violin and created a poetics of art based on questions of music theory. Claude Monet and Gerhard Richter painted to music. The Icelandic performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson has his own folk rock band. The relationships between music and visual art are diverse and have a long history. The Fondation Beyeler often involves musical connections in the programs accompanying the exhibitions. It shows the artists' personal relationships to music and invites you to concerts by well-known musicians, thus creating new, vital connections to the exhibitions and the works.


In summer 2019 the fourth edition of the sun.set series, organized in collaboration with Basel’s Club Nordstern, will be taking place in the Berower Park gardens of the Fondation Beyeler. Internationally renowned electronic music artists will be performing in the museum grounds from 5 to 9 p.m. on one Saturday a month from June through September. The sun.set series invites you to enjoy four inimitable evenings of DJ sets in an unconventional venue as the sun goes down. The open-air gathering of electronic music fans in the park, the architecture of the museum and the exhibitions on show inside together add up to a very special experience.

Jamie Jones

Saturday 15 June / 4:30pm–9:00pm

The name of Welsh musician Jamie Jones is inextricably linked with his record label Hot Creations, established with Lee Foss in 2010. The label, which has long blossomed into a global brand, also provided the platform from which Jamie Jones launched the band Hot Natured, in which he joined forces with Ali Love, Luca Cazal and Lee Foss. Hot Natured enjoys considerable success especially at home in Great Britain. This testifies to Jamie Jones’s musical versatility, which provides the foundation of his work as a DJ. His influence on contemporary electronic club music is invaluable: through him, pop and soul influences are making their way almost unfiltered into house music, contributing to its growth and progression.  

No box office – tickets only available through online advance booking.


Acid Pauli

Saturday 13 July / 4:30pm–9:00pm

Over the last 20 years Martin Gretschmann has been exploring new fields of music off the mainstream paths: psychedelic, adventurous and full of musicality. In the mid 1990s Martin Gretschmann entered the light of attention with his pseudonym Console, an act he is known for until today. Shortly thereafter, Martin Gretschmann became a part of The Notwist and and added a certain electronic twist to the band. With his solo project Acid Pauli he created several records, remixes and podcast in the last couple of years. In collaboration with Andreas Ammer he created various radio plays. Since 2011 Acid Pauli lives in Berlin, where he became a part of the collective The Feathered Sun

No box office – tickets only available through online advance booking.