SCORES

Works of Music by Visual Artists SCORES Saâdane Afif, Christian Marclay, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Jorinde Voigt Exhibition & Concerts Exhibition: October 28 – November 13, 2016 Opening: October 27, 2016, 7 p.m. Concerts: October 28 & 30, November 13, 2016 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin / Rieckhallen Invalidenstraße 50-51 10557 Berlin SCORES, the latest in the series Works of Music by Visual Artists, is an exhibition and concert project devoted to the musical score, a subject that gets constantly re-examined in the visual arts as well as in music. Particularly since the 1960s, the score has been appreciated, above and beyond conventional musical notation, as a multivalent medium of recording which…

SCORES – Ari Benjamin Meyers

Ari Benjamin Meyers Who’s Afraid of Sol La Ti? (Invention I) 2016 Daily activation of individual meta-scores by Wojtek Blecharz (composer) and Susanne Fröhlich (recorder) throughout the entire duration of the exhibition, and performance of the entire collection in the final concert.   In his exhibitions and compositions, Ari Benjamin Meyers explores structures that redefine the performative and immaterial side of music and examine the question of how music can be exhibited in the context of art. With Who’s Afraid of Sol La Ti? (Invention I), he converts the exhibition space from a site of presentation to a space of production and reflection. Starting from a brief theme composed by Meyers, along with its various…

SCORES – Jorinde Voigt

JORINDE VOIGT Song of the Earth 2016   The drawings by Jorinde Voigt, conceived primarily in cycles and called notations and scores by the artist herself, form the core of the artist’s multifaceted oeuvre alongside photographic works, actions, objects and (sound) installations. From Song of the Earth, a projected eight-part cycle of drawings on which Voigt is currently working, the first four chapters are presented in the exhibition: Radical Relaxation – Stress and Freedom, The Shift, Divine Territory and The Farewell. The associative starting point of this new work series is the symphonic song cycle Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler. Comparable to Mahler’s individual songs, each chapter in Voigt’s drawing cycle is…

SCORES – Christian Marclay

CHRISTIAN MARCLAY Screen Play, Zoom Zoom, To Be Continued   Christian Marclay is known internationally as a virtuoso of ‘sampling’. In his practice, which includes live performances as well as purely visual works, he takes found objects – often carrying a musical connotation – from daily life, the consumer world and mass media, and remixes them in order to generate his art. In Screen Play (2005), black-and-white archival footage taken from various films are combined with colourful computer-animated graphics whose dots and lines recall traditional musical notation. For the musicians of the ensemBle baBel, with Elliott Sharp as guest, these visual cues provide the stimuli for the rhythm, mood, volume, and length of their performance. The slideshow…

SCORES – Saâdane Afif

Saâdane Afif Vice de forme: Das Kabarett 2016   The installative works by Saâdane Afif often call to mind production processes in music: he works with scores/concepts, song texts, composition, posters and recording media. In a continuous and potentially unfinished process of transformation, and with the incorporation of authors, musicians and performers, the artist generates a fascinating network of relationships and references. The exhibition Vice de forme: Das Kabarett is based on Saâdane Afif’s 2009 sculpture Vice de forme, comprising a cylinder, cube and sphere, in which the artist references the sculpture Hommage à priape (1920/1972) by Man Ray and the cartoon Psychose d’attentat (1974) by the French comic artist Reiser. Vice de forme forms…

Dieter Roth and Music

Program accompanying the exhibition And away with the minutes Dieter Roth and Music April 22 to May 3, 2015 Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2) Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 8 pm Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin ENGLER SIEHT ROTH # 11: Minutenkiller Live research with Martin Engler and Davíð Þór Jónsson Musik für Dieter Roth with Sven-Åke Johansson, Ignaz Schick, Dieter Fischer and Martin Engler In cooperation with Deutschlandradio Kultur. Saturday, April 25, 2015 Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin 6 pm Und weg mit den Minuten. Dieter Roth und die Musik Talk with Michel Roth (Musik-Akademie Basel), Gabriele Knapstein (Hamburger Bahnhof), Ingrid…

Ragnar Kjartansson & Alterazioni Video

Program accompanying the exhibition And away with the minutes Dieter Roth and Music Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 5 p.m. HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2) Ragnar Kjartansson & Alterazioni Video Symphony No. 2 Performance As part of the accompanying program of the exhibition at the Hamburger Bahnhof, the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson is presenting the world premiere of Symphony No. 2 in collaboration with the Italian artists’ collective Alterazioni Video. The performance is based on the traditional structure of a symphony, whose four movements are performed on stage by members of Alterazioni Video making use of a variety of props. Ragnar Kjartansson appears in four different video clips which determine…

Lindy Annis & Frieder Butzmann

Program accompanying the exhibition And away with the minutes Dieter Roth and Music Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8 p.m. Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin Lindy Annis & Frieder Butzmann Soundsoviel Zeugs Performance This evening, Lindy Annis and Frieder Butzmann slip into the attire of merry Rothianers. And true to their motto Masse und Klasse, they will be absorbed in multi-faceted activities and lots of different kinds of stuff. – Connotative crossovers and curious visual and acoustic couplings lead where everything ultimately must lead, namely to the de-de-de-limitation of art and work and art as well as Kunscht und Art. Where else!? Word, sound, wordsounds, action, song, music and other manifestations of human…

Dieter Roth and Music – Talk

Program accompanying the exhibition And away with the minutes Dieter Roth and Music Saturday, April 25, 2015, 6 p.m. Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin Und weg mit den Minuten. Dieter Roth und die Musik Talk with Michel Roth (Musik-Akademie Basel), Gabriele Knapstein (Hamburger Bahnhof), Ingrid Buschmann (Freunde Guter Musik Berlin) Moderation: Thomas Groetz  

Engler sieht Roth #11

Program accompanying the exhibition And away with the minutes Dieter Roth and Music Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 8 p.m. Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin ENGLER SIEHT ROTH # 11 Minutenkiller Martin Engler and Davíð Þór Jónsson conduct live research with Dieter Roth’s old Bösendorfer grand piano. In continuous contact with Deutschlandradio’s recording engineer in his mobile studio, Engler and Jónsson set off on a quest for who/what is doing away with the minutes in Roth’s famous Radiosonate Nr.1 (1976). “The expedition tracks down the greatest, most effective minute-murderers and killers of time in the oeuvre of Dieter Roth, and looks into personal experiences and potential applications.” (M.E.) Musik für Dieter Roth The…

Broken Music / Re:Broken Music

10.04.2014 / 8 p.m. Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Invalidenstr. 50–51, 10557 Berlin Admission 10 €, reduced 6 € Advance ticket sale: gelbe MUSIK, Schaperstr. 11, 10719 Berlin Tue – Fri  1–6 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Milan Knížák – BROKEN MUSIC Assistance: Phaerentz Opening Performance Orchestra – RE:BROKEN MUSIC Milan Knížák, Destroyed Music Foto: Werner Zellien A project by gelbe MUSIK in cooperation with Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. and Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart  – Berlin. Supported by Berliner Künstlerprogramms des DAAD, Elektronisches Studio der TU Berlin, Fachgebiet Audiokommunikation and Tschechisches Zentrum Berlin. In conjunction with Berliner Festspiele / MaerzMusik 2014. EXHIBITION Archiv Broken Music…

Susan Philipsz

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01.02. – 04.05.2014 Opening: 31.01.2014, 8 p.m. Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin / Historic Hall Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Invalidenstr. 50-51, 10557 Berlin Tue, Wed, Fri 10–6, Thu 10–8, Sat, Sun 11–6 Part File Score 24-channel sound installation Twelve ways to describe Hanns Eisler Photo: Nick Ash The sound works by the internationally acclaimed Berlin-based Scottish artist Susan Philipsz are often created for particular locations and refer to their history and spatial features. For the historic hall of the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, Philipsz has designed a sound installation that relates both to the building’s former function as a railway station and to the architectonic structure of the hall…

Lecture and artist talk

29.04.2014 / 7 p.m. Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Invalidenstr. 50-51, 10557 Berlin Program accompanying the exhibition Works of Music by Visual Artists SUSAN PHILIPSZ Part File Score 24-channel sound installation Twelve ways to describe Hanns Eisler Program: Welcome Ingrid Buschmann and Gabriele Knapstein Introduction to the film music compositions of Hanns Eisler with film excerpts with Peter Deeg and Johannes C. Gall (in German language) Susan Philipsz in conversation with Martin Herbert (in English language) Participants: Peter Deeg (Berlin) is a musicologist who frequently publishes on Hanns Eisler and is currently associated with the music archive of the Akademie der Künste Berlin. In 2012/2013 he compiled a filmography…

Relevante Musik

19 – 21 July 2013 Villa Elisabeth, St. Elisabeth-Kirche and events in public space Festival of political media art, performance and music In recent years, discussion in the field of contemporary music has been dominated by the question of how to promote it. Dealing with the music itself has seemed secondary to the “goal [of] strengthening the presence of new music in cultural life, so as to increase public awareness and reach a new audience” (New Music Network). With the festival Relevante Musik, we kick the ball back to the artists and ask about the social and political relevance of their works. In comparison to contemporary visual art, with its social-analytic or political-structural focus, contemporary…

Relevante Musik – installations

19 July 2013 / 7 p.m. – opening Villa Elisabeth installations on view:  20 – 21 July 2013, 5 – 10 p.m. Gerhard Schultz: Care Of Merchandising (2013) with Lucrecia Dalt, who is working on her new album for Care Of Editions: www.careof.co An installative presentation of the conceptual record label that subverts the music industry’s current business model. Online record store and live production of a new release. Realized with the support of the Electronic Music Studio TU Berlin and the Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences, co-funded by Einstein Foundation Berlin. Matt Rogalsky & George W. Bush: Two Minutes Fifty Seconds Silence for the USA (2004) The sound installation is based on…

The Argument of the Street

19 July 2013 / 8:30 p.m. Villa Elisabeth opening concert Lothar Voigtländer: Maikäfer flieg (1985) – stereo playback Lothar Voigtländer, live diffusion Bob Ostertag: All the Rage (1993) – string quartet and playback string quartet of the Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin Hiwa K.: This Lemon Tastes of Apple (2011) – video (sound) Frederic Rzewski: Lost and Found (1985) for solo percussionist Matthias Kaul, performance The opening concert explores the theme of the terrors of war in Lothar Voigtländer’s tape composition, which was controversial in the GDR, based on the children’s song Maikäfer flieg, dein Vater ist im Krieg, and in a physically violent performance evoking memories of the Vietnam War (Frederic Rzewski). In a video,…

Giuliano Obici

19 July 2013 / from 9 p.m. Villa Elisabeth Giuliano Obici: Buy Auri (2006) – performance for street vendors with audio files Giuliano Obici and Fernanda Farah, performance The performance deals with the illegal street sale of bootlegged CDs in Sao Paulo and subverts the music industry business model by turning the consumer into a paid listener. Additional dates: 21 July 2013 / 5 – 7 p.m. and 9 – 10 p.m. Villa Elisabeth

Robin Minard

19 July 2013 / 10 p.m. St. Elisabeth-Kirche tape concert Robin Minard: The Qikiqtaaluk Deep Map (2013, premiere/commission) – 4-channel playback Robin Minard, live diffusion Robin Minard’s multi-channel composition is based on field recordings and interviews done in northern Canada whose theme is the social situation of the Inuit and the threats endangering their language and culture. Commissioned by WDR 3 open: Studio Akustische Kunst, Deutschlandradio Kultur – Hörspiel / Klangkunst and Freunde Guter Musik Berlin / Electronic Music Studio TU Berlin.

!Mediengruppe Bitnik

20 July 2013 / 11 a.m. city walk meeting point: Villa Elisabeth !Mediengruppe Bitnik: CCTV – A Trail of Images (2009/13) During a city walk, radio signals from surveillance cameras will be hacked and under surveillance themselves. Open reconnaissance of urban space with video sniffers. Additional date: 21 July 2013 / 11 a.m. meeting point: Villa Elisabeth

Georg Klein

20 July 2013 / noon Spreeufer / plaza in front of the Bundespresseamt opening of the permanent work Georg Klein: toposonie : : spree (2013) topographic composition for an urban space participative soundwalk along the Spree in Berlin-Mitte The soundwalk, a self-guided experience available via smartphone, acoustically unfolds a separate reality in the government district, where fields of sound arise from the invisible voices behind political operations: the whisperings of lobbyists. Participants need a smartphone (Android/iPhone) with headphones; to start the soundwalk download the radio aporee – app. Information at: www.toposonie.info A presentation by KlangQuadrat – büro für klang- und medienkunst with support from the Initiative Neue Musik Berlin and the Bezirksamt Berlin-Mitte. Additional date:…

Richard Teitelbaum

20 July 2013 / 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. Volkspark am Weinberg / Rosengarten Kulturpavillon concert in public space in the event of rain, only at 5 p.m. at Villa Elisabeth (information: tel. 030-4404 8609) Richard Teitelbaum: Threshold Music (1973) / Threshold in Berlin (2013) Richard Teitelbaum (electronics) and the ensemble Konzert Minimal The musicians in Teitelbaum’s Threshold Music have carefully studied the soundscape of the performance venue in preparation for the performance, so as to be able to subtly improvise with the ambient sounds whose rhythms they’ve learned to anticipate. Additional dates: 21 July 2013 / 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. Volkspark am Weinberg / Rosengarten Kulturpavillon cancelled in the event of rain (information:…

Avant-garde and/as Politics – panel discussion I

20 July 2013 / 7 p.m. Villa Elisabeth panel discussion I with Boris Filanovsky, Erhard Grosskopf, Georg Katzer, Bob Ostertag and Frederic Rzewski moderation: Matthias Osterwold

Avant-garde and/as Politics – concert

20 July 2013 / 8:30 p.m. St. Elisabeth-Kirche concert with Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin Christian Wolff: Changing the System (1973) Erhard Grosskopf: Lied für Bassklarinette und Streichquartett (1977) Theo Nabicht, bass clarinet and string quartet, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin Georg Katzer: Bevor Ariadne kommt (Rondo) 1976 – stereo playback Boris Filanovsky: Collectivision (2011) for seven harmonicas and button accordion Sergej Tchirkov, accordion and Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin Fedor Lednev, conductor Two works from the heated political atmosphere of East and West Berlin in the 1970s (Katzer and Grosskopf) avoid direct confrontation but take a stand through non-verbal associations. Christian Wolff’s Changing the System is a classic of the politicized avant-garde of that era, in which…

Avant-garde and/as Politics – tape concert

20 July 2013 / 10 p.m. St. Elisabeth-Kirche tape concert Johannes Fritsch: Modulation IV (1968) – 4-channel playback Richard Barrett & Kees Tazelaar: Equale (2013, premiere/commission) – 8-channel playback Richard Barrett and Kees Tazelaar, live diffusion Commissioned by the Electronic Music Studio TU Berlin. Mazen Kerbaj: Starry Night (2006) – stereo playback The evening’s premiere refers to the political dimension of Luigi Nono’s oeuvre and confronts it with the praxis of collective composition. In his tape composition, Johannes Fritsch addresses the problem of the coherence of opposing (and contradictory) individual moments, whereas the trumpeter Mazen Kerbaj reacts by recording an improvisation while the Israeli air force bombed Beirut.

Media Attacks and Interventions – panel discussion II

21 July 2013 / 7 p.m. Villa Elisabeth panel discussion II with Hiwa K., Richard Barrett and Kees Tazelaar, Robin Minard, Giuliano Obici, Gerhard Schultz and Richard Teitelbaum moderation: Björn Gottstein

Media Attacks and Interventions – video concert

21 July 2013 / 8:30 p.m. Villa Elisabeth video concert and live installation Manami N.: The L and R Problem (2013, premiere) – video, electronics and voice Manami N., performance !Mediengruppe Bitnik: CCTV – A Trail of Images (2009/13) Carmen Weisskopf and Domagoj Smoljo, live installation Since Japanese have an “L and R problem”, the words for “light” and “right” sound the same to them. Manami N. relates this to Japan’s dependence as an industrial nation on electrical energy and to the economic interests that – even after Fukushima – stand behind the use of atomic energy. !Mediengruppe Bitnik presents the results of its hacking of surveillance cameras in Berlin during the festival.

A relevant satellite

14 July 2013 / 5 p.m. Sowieso, Weisestr. 24, 12049 Berlin Richard Teitelbaum @ Certain Sundays Richard Teitelbaum (electronics) A presentation by Certain Sundays / Sowieso in conjunction with Relevante Musik. www.certainsundays.org

Ryoji Ikeda

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28.01. – 09.04.2012 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | East and West Wing db Composition | Exhibition Fotos: Uwe Walter Japanese composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda has conceived an exhibition for the Hamburger Bahnhof that, for the first time, compositionally unites the two symmetrical halls on the upper level of the museum’s east and west wings. The exhibition’s title »db« (abbr. for decibel) refers to this symmetry while simultaneously indicating the complementary relationship between the two exhibition spaces. Ikeda has designed the white room and the black room as counterparts, not only physically (brightness, color), but also conceptually and perceptually. The project is a composition in which time and space…

Egill Sæbjörnsson & Marcia Moraes

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21.03.2011 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Aktionsraum What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There Performance | Installation (2011) WP Egill Sæbjörnsson, Marcia Moraes – Künstlerische Leitung Egill Sæbjörnsson – Videos, Gesang, Gitarre Áki Ásgeirsson, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Magnús Jensson – Komposition Áki Ásgeirsson, Egill Sæbjörnsson – Arrangements Ensemble Adapter Kristjana Helgadóttir – Flöten, Marc Tritschler – Klavier, Keyboards, Matthias Engler – Perkussion, Steinunn Arnardóttir, Leópold Kristjánsson – Soundeffekte The Icelandic artist and musician Egill Sæbjörnsson combines elements of installation and performance, video and live music in his works. In complex, poetically narrative spatial installations, he actively becomes part of the situation, often together with other artists. Animation, video projection, live music, sound, drawings and…

Cory Arcangel

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28.11.2010 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin Music for Stereos Performance | Composition Live program for the exhibition »Here Comes Everybody« by Cory Arcangel November 30, 2010 – May 1, 2011 On November 28th, the New York artist and musician Cory Arcangel will give his first live performance in Berlin as part of the »Works of Music by Visual Artists« series, which has been produced since 1999 by Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. in collaboration with the Nationalgalerie and other partners. That evening, the artist will present his composition »Music for Stereos«, compiled from a group of pop songs with Lil Wayne’s »Knockout« as the starting point; the action on stage involves…

The Nihilist Spasm Band

01.10.2009 Volksbühne im Prater John Boyle – Electric Kazoo, Electric Thumb Piano, Drums John Clement – Bass, Guitar, Drums Bill Exley – Vocals, Cooking Pot Murray Favro – Guitar Art Pratten – Pratt-a-various, Electric Water Pipe Aya Onishi – Electric Kazoo, Drums The Nihilist Spasm Band is legendary: the band has been improvising on instruments of their own creation every Monday in London, Ontario (Canada) for more than 40 years. The Nihilist Spasm Band bears the distinction, especially among musicians, of being the first real noise band in history. After numerous performances with a multitude of renowned guest musicians, the Band makes its Berlin debut on October 1, 2009. Since 1965, the Nihilist Spasm Band,…

Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller

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14.03. – 17.05.2009 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin / Historical Hall The Murder of Crows (2008) Mixed Media Sound Installation Photo: Roland März With their largest sound installation to date, »The Murder of Crows«, the two Canadian artists Janet Cardiff und George Bures Miller continue the explorations they embarked on in the mid-1990s into the sculptural and physical attributes of sound. In the otherwise empty historical hall of the Hamburger Bahnhof, 98 loudspeakers will be installed. These emit sounds of voices, music and soundscapes generated by special stereophonic recording and replay techniques, creating a composition that has a direct physical impact on the listener. The special Ambisonic soundfield system generates a…

Heaven And

04.12.2008 Maria am Ostbahnhof Heaven And Record Release Concert “Sweeter As The Years Roll By” (Staubgold 87) Tony Buck ▪ Drums Steve Heather ▪  Percussion Martin Siewert ▪ Guitars zeitblom ▪ Bass David Cunningham Solo Electric Guitar and Effects Dj Alec Empire Eat Your Heart Out/Dhr, Berlin Dj Markus Detmer Staubgold/Quecksilber, Berlin On occasion of 25 Years Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. in cooperation with Klangraum Minoritenkirche Krems / Nö Festival GmbH, staubgold and Maria am Ostbahnhof. Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

The Lappetites

02.12.2008 Maria am Ostbahnhof Eliane Radigue (France) Kaffe Matthews (UK) Ryoko (Japan) Antye Greie AGF (Germany) The Lappetites is a laptop group playing with digital and sonic linking games for composition – 4 women from different backgrounds and different generations. On occasion of 25 Jahre Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. in cooperation with Klangraum Minoritenkirche Krems / Nö Festival GmbH, staubgold and Maria am Ostbahnhof. Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

The Strings Extended

24.06.2007 Maria am Ostbahnhof Dean Roberts •  Gitarre, Gesang dps: Werner Dafeldecker •  Kontrabass / Patrick Pulsinger • Modularsynthesizer Kevin Drumm •  E-Gitarre, Synthesizer Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

The Sound of Projection II

07.12.2006 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin The Wonderful World of Ron & Safy, mark II Star Search & Destroy – VJ Safy Sniper VJ Konzert Concert accompanying the exhibition “Jenseits des Kinos:  Die Kunst der Projektion” 22.09.2006 – 25.02.2007 Freunde Guter Musik e.V. in cooperation with Hamburger Bahnhof. Supported by Initiative Neue Musik e.V.

The Sound of Projection I

06.12.2006 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin QUASAR (2005, DE) Thomas Köhler & Jürgen Reble Film-Musik-Performance Concert accompanying the exhibition “Jenseits des Kinos:  Die Kunst der Projektion” 22.09.2006 – 25.02.2007 Freunde Guter Musik e.V. in cooperation with Hamburger Bahnhof. Supported by Initiative Neue Musik e.V.

Carsten Nicolai

04.09. – 12.11.2006 Singapore Biennale 2006 National Museum of Singapore syn chron Architectural Body as Interface Space. Light. Sound. (2005) Carsten Nicolai – concept, composition Finn Geipel & Giulia Andi, LIN – architecture Werner Sobek – supporting structure David Letellier – artistic/architectural assistance Ingrid Buschmann, Gabriele Knapstein – curators LaserAnimation SOLLINGER GmbH – laser technology, programing ELAC Electroacustic GmbH – audio technology Nibo – sound programing Rob Feigel – technical production Visual artist and musician Carsten Nicolai has conceived of a mobile space that serves as acoustic body, resonating space and projection surface all at once – a crystalline architectural body whose translucent skin is the vehicle for both acoustic and optical events. Electronic music…

alva noto

04.09.2006 National Museum of Singapore alva noto – xerrox (raster-noton) supported by kanding ray (raster-noton) nibo (raster-noton) Berlin based visual and sound artist Carsten Nicolai [aka alva noto], who is part of the Singapore Biennal 2006 with his work syn chron shown at National Museum, has established himself as a leading member in the realm of electronic sound and visual designers. Using art and music as hybrid tools to create microscopic views of creative processes, he creates precise rhythmic structures with electronic clicks and glitches as essential elements of his music. His works captivate consistently through their elegance, simplicity and cool technicism. In his powerful live performances Nicolai produces sublime, post-techno grooves, accompanied by his…

Carsten Nicolai

17.12.2005 – 19.02.2006 Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Japan syn chron Architectural Body as Interface Space. Light. Sound. (2005) Carsten Nicolai – concept, composition Finn Geipel & Giulia Andi, LIN – architecture Werner Sobek – supporting structure David Letellier – artistic/architectural assistance Ingrid Buschmann, Gabriele Knapstein – curators JENOPTIK AG – laser sources LaserAnimation SOLLINGER GmbH – laser technology, programing ELAC Electroacustic GmbH – audio technology Nibo – sound programing Rob Feigel – technical production Visual artist and musician Carsten Nicolai has conceived of a mobile space that serves as acoustic body, resonating space and projection surface all at once – a crystalline architectural body whose translucent skin is the vehicle for both acoustic…

Gordon Monahan

01. & 02.12.2005 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin Theremin in the Rain (2005) with Francesca Noia and Vania Rovisco, dance A project by Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V., supported by Canada Council for the Arts and Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V., Museum & Location Veranstaltungsgesellschaft mbh der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin and der Botschaft von Kanada (Berlin).

Grand Prix D’Amour 2005

09.11.2005 Sophiensæle Love Song Contest 2005 A project by Nicholas Bussmann and Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. In cooperation with Sophiensæle, supported by Intiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Carsten Nicolai

07. – 16.10.2005 BIENNALE BERN 05 Hochschule der Künste Bern HKB, Große Halle syn chron Architectural Body as Interface Space. Light. Sound. (2005) Carsten Nicolai – concept, composition Finn Geipel & Giulia Andi, LIN – architecture Werner Sobek – supporting structure David Letellier – artistic/architectural assistance Ingrid Buschmann, Gabriele Knapstein – curators JENOPTIK AG – laser sources LaserAnimation SOLLINGER GmbH – laser technology, programing ELAC Electroacustic GmbH – audio technology Nibo – sound programing Rob Feigel – technical production Visual artist and musician Carsten Nicolai has conceived of a mobile space that serves as acoustic body, resonating space and projection surface all at once – a crystalline architectural body whose translucent skin is the vehicle…

Carsten Nicolai

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25.02. – 03.04.2005 Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin / Upper Hall syn chron Architectural Body as Interface Space. Light. Sound. (2005) Carsten Nicolai – concept, composition Finn Geipel & Giulia Andi, LIN – architecture Werner Sobek – supporting structure David Letellier – artistic assistance Ingrid Buschmann, Gabriele Knapstein – curators JENOPTIK AG – laser sources LaserAnimation SOLLINGER GmbH – laser technology, programing ELAC Electroacustic GmbH – audio technology Nibo – sound programing ideea Messe- und Dekorationsbau GmbH – production architecture Rob Feigel – technical production Photo: Uwe Walter For the upper hall of the Neue Nationalgalerie, visual artist and musician Carsten Nicolai has conceived of a mobile space that serves as acoustic body, resonating space and projection…

¡una familia electrónica, caramba!

12.12.2004 Maria am Ostbahnhof – three generations of Spanish electronic music – Eduardo Polonio (Huelva) – prime mover of Spanish electronic music Francisco López (Madrid) – internationally renowned “materialist” of electronic sounds Darío Moratilla a.k.a. Games Addiction (Guadalajara) – leading figure in the young Spanish music scene Freunde Guter Musik Berlin presents a meeting of three generations of electronic music from Spain at Maria am Ostbahnhof. In solo performances and a collaborative set, the protagonists play with the diversity of their approaches as well as with the aspects shared by the different generations in the Spanish electronic scene. Eduardo Polonio is one of the fathers of the electronic music scene in Spain. For over 35…

KIXX

05.12.2004 Maria am Ostbahnhof – the big before and after show – Lars Rudolph (Berlin) – Trompete, Stimme Wigald Boning (Allgäu) – Saxophone, Keyboards, Stimme Willehad Grafenhorst (Berlin) – E-Bass, Keyboards, Elektronik Jim Meneses (Philadelphia) – Schlagzeug als Gast: Dietmar Diesner (Dresden) – Saxophon, Elektronik “Mickey Mouse in a soundstorm” – KIXX was at its height when this headline from the end of the ’80s by Tagesspiegel critic Geisenhanslüke hit the nail on the head about this refreshingly anarchistic and absurd rock-noise-improv band, then at the international forefront of the genre. Slaughtering the sacred cow of music wherever they found it, this band provoked in every way – shying away from neither slapstick nor brute…

Urban + Aboriginal XVI: Ancient and New Music from Korea

12. – 21.11.2004 Podewil Beginning the Year of Korea 2005 / On tour in Utrecht, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Leipzig Korean music has not been heard on a large scale in Berlin since the Horizonte festival in 1985. URBAN + ABORIGINAL XVI now presents old and new music from Korea in a wide-ranging series of events. Concerts featuring significant works in the history of Korean music offer opportunities to experience, as never before, the rich musical legacy of the court and the literati in complete versions and authentic musical form. Included in the festival are the first full-length performances in Germany of the classic ensemble suite Kajin hoesang, the aristocratic-erudite song cycle Yeochang gagok and…

Closing festival concert in the Tanzprobensaal

21.11.2004 / 22:00 h Podewil – Solos, duos, trios with musicians of the Yeak Academy – The Yeak Academy for Ancient Korean Music, Seoul

Composer portrait: New Music 2

21.11.2004 / 19:30 h Podewil – The Barton Workshop, Amsterdam – Compositions by Yi Manbang, Koo Bonu, Park Yong-shil, Na Hyo-shin, Han Ock-mi, Han Mi-young

Roundtable discussion with festival composers

21.11.2004 / 17:30 h Podewil Club In collaboration with the International Isang Yun Society Moderator: Wolfgang Sparrer

Improvisation and sound performances

20.11.2004 / 19:30 h Podewil – Crossing boundaries between sound event, improvisation and installation – Park Je-chun – drums Lee Yun-kyung – sound performance Park Chang-soo – piano solo

Sanjo Lounges

20.11.2004 / 15:00 h Podewil Studios – Intimate music for melodic instruments and hourglass drum – The Yeak Academy for Ancient Korean Music, Seoul Program: Gasa – Daegum Sanjo, Haegum Sanjo – P‘iri Sanjo, Komun‘go Sanjo – Kayageum Sanjo

Modern p’ansori and folk songs

19.11.2004 / 22:00 h Podewil – P’ansori re-designed – Lee Ja-ram – voice, guitar Kim Yong-wha – puk (barrel drum), voice

Composer portraits: New Music 1

19.11.2004 / 19:30 h Podewil – Modern Art Sextet, Berlin and guests – Yoriko Ikeya – piano Marc Sabat – violin Cardew Ensemble Berlin Compositions by Lee Yun-kyung, Lee Yun-seck, Park Yong-shil, Koo Bonu, Han Mi-young

Park Chang-soo

18.11.2004 / 22:00 h Podewil – Copy and Paste – Park Chang-soo  – Laptop, video projections

Portrait Hwang Byung-ki

18.11.2004 / 19:30 h Podewil – Living legend of the kayageum: Portrait concert Hwang Byung-ki – Hwang Byung-ki – Kayageum, Changgu Ji Ae-ri – Kayageum Yun In-suk – Voice Kim Woong-sik – Changgu

Sanjo Lounges

16.11.2004 / 19:30 Uhr Podewil Studios – Intimate music for melodic instruments and hourglass drum – The Yeak Academy for Ancient Korean Music, Seoul Program: Haegum Sanjo – Kayageum Sanjo, Komungo Sanjo – Daegum Sanjo, Gasa – P´iri Sanjo

Yeochang Gagok

14.11.2004 / 19:30 h Podewil – Lyric art songs for women – Yi A-mi  – voice The Yeak Academy for Ancient Korean Music, Seoul

P’ansori Simchong-ga

13.11.2004 / 17:00 h Podewil – Telling stories through song – Wang Ki-seok – voice Han Seung-seok – Puk Duration: approx. 5 hours

Media lounge

12. – 21.11.2004 Podewil Foyer – A window into the everyday musical atmosphere of Korea – open on performance days starting one hour before the first event

Kang Ho-jung-Quartet

12.11.2004 / 22:00 h Podewil – From pop to noise – Kang Ho-jung – Keyboards, Laptop Han Seung-seok – Korean percussion Han Choong-wan – Keyboards Chung Jaeil – Baßgitarre, Sampler

Kajin Hoesang

12.11.2004 / 19:30 h Podewil – Artful instrumental music for philosophers and the literati – The Yeak Academy for Ancient Korean Music, Seoul

Florian Hecker & Yasunao Tone

31.10.2004 Maria am Ostbahnhof – Multilayered Generative Media Music | Japan & Fluxus & Elektronik – Florian Hecker & Yasunao Tone – Palimpsest (2004) Yasunao Tone – Wounded Soutai Man’yo Book III (2004) Florian Hecker – Inverted Henon Map IV (2004) The collaboration between the young electronic composer Florian Hecker (*1975 Augsburg) and the Japanese Fluxus pioneer Yasunao Tone (*1935 Tokyo) is a trans-generational project. With his numerous releases on the Vienna label Mego, Hecker has become well-known in the young electronic scene. Yasunao Tone was among the leading figures of Fluxus in Japan in the early 1960s, and during Ars Electronica 2003 he was honored for his life’s work. First and foremost a composer,…

20 Years Freunde Guter Musik Berlin

26.09. – 04.10.2003 St. Elisabeth-Kirche, Villa Elisabeth 1983 – 2003  Adventures in Hearing Concerts / Performances / Events / Sound Art / Lectures / Parties The activities of Freunde Guter Musik are a Berlin tradition. Since 1983, the non-profit association “Friends of Good Music” has been dedicated to presenting and promoting new music and music in new forms. Freunde has invited artists from Berlin, from Germany, and from all over the world to show their work in venues throughout the city, giving many their first opportunity to be seen and heard in Berlin. Most of the artists elude classification in traditional musical categories – they operate at the experimental edges of their genres and in…

Record Player aka Laura Kikauka

04.10.2003 / 22:00 h Villa Elisabeth 20 Years Freunde Guter Musik Berlin RECORD PLAYER Lounge

Rodney Graham & Band

04.10.2003 / 21:00 h Villa Elisabeth 20 Years Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. BANDS ‘N’ ARTS Rodney Graham (singer, guitar) David Carswell (guitar, singer) Mike Ledwidge (keyboards, guitar, singer) Damon Henry (bass) Pete Bourne (percussion) Rodney Graham (Vancouver) has worked for many years on larger complexes of work about selected historical and cultural contexts, using various media such as printing, installation, photography, music, film and video. Since the early ’90s, classical and pop music have also become part of his reference systems. Graham’s encounter with pop music is based on his fascination with popular phenomena: the star, the perfect cover song, the direct form of communication. He brought out his first CD, “I’m A Noise…

Martin Creed & Band

04.10.2003 / 20:00 h Villa Elisabeth 20 Years Freunde Guter Musik Berlin BANDS ‘N’ ARTS Martin Creed (singer, guitar) Keiko Owada (bass) Christopher Bell (drums) Siani Owen (singer) The artistic work of Martin Creed (London), the 2001 Turner Prizewinner, is distinguished by a conceptual and minimalist approach in which he questions, often with subtle humor, the presentational and representational systems of art. From the beginning, music and sound have played a central role in his works, which frequently are based merely on instructions for minimal interventions. The music pieces that he writes for the band “owada”, which he co-founded in 1994, are also reduced to elementary song structures. “Situated somewhere between Steve Reich and the…

The Beige Oscillator & DJ Attaché

03.10.2003 / 23:00 h Villa Elisabeth 20 Years Freunde Guter Musik Berlin RECORD PLAYER Lounge

Hudson Riv

03.10.2003 / 22:00 h Villa Elisabeth 20 Years Freunde Guter Musik Berlin BANDS ‘N’ BOYS Autumn in N.Y. – Glittering crowds and shimmering clouds in canyons of steel – Sven-Åke Johansson (singer) Alexander v. Schlippenbach (piano) Joe Williamson (bass) Autumn in N.Y.: How has the shadow of 9/11 tinged the sound of the famous songs of the swing era, which sing so emblematically about that New York feeling?An important piece is missing now, no more “Hudson River Suite”. Hudson Riv (Berlin), taking its cue from the legendary swing band “Night & Day”, listens for the echoes of songs and events – simple, short and sweet – with drummer and action artist Sven-Åke Johansson as a…

The No Ensemble

03.10.2003 / 21:00 h Zionskirche 20 Years Freunde Guter Musik Berlin BANDS ‘N’ BOYS Alex Hacke (guitar, singer) Rudi Moser (percussion) zeitblom (bass) The impetus to form The No Ensemble (Berlin) came while planning the themes for Freunde’s anniversary program. The musicians seized the opportunity and the trio was born. Berlin’s resident electronics artist zeitblom reconnects to his avant-rock roots and temporarily exchanges his laptop for a bass guitar. Alex Hacke, whose career began with the founding of Einstürzende Neubauten, discovered his love for American folk and country music while the Neubauten were becoming an international hit, and developed a reputation as an outstanding singer. Percussionist Rudi Moser also bumped into the Neubauten at some point….

R.U.B.

03.10.2003 / 20:00 h Zionskirche 20 Years Freunde Guter Musik Berlin BANDS ‘N’ BOYS Ned Rothenberg (saxophone, clarinets) Uchihashi Kazuhisa (guitar, bass, daxophoen) Samm Bennett (electronics, percussion) Ned Rothenberg and Samm Bennett, who have been collaborators since the late ’80s in New York’s downtown scene, recently resumed their successful band work after Bennett’s move to Tokyo. With the Japanese guitarist Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Bennett and Rothenberg, a frequent guest on Japanese stages, have formed the trio R.U.B. The three outstanding instrumentalists and improvisers form a stylistically wide-ranging group, in which each player’s individuality remains unmistakable without, however, weakening their concentration on what they do together.

Natascha Sadr Haghighian

01.10.2003 / 22:00 h Villa Elisabeth 20 Years Freunde Guter Musik Berlin RECORD PLAYER Lounge

Maryanne Amacher

01.10.2003 / 21:00 h Villa Elisabeth 20 Years Freunde Guter Musik Berlin FEMMES ELECTRONIQUES Excerpts: RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, (Sound Characters Series 1998 – ) Multi-Channel Installation/Performance Maryanne Amacher (New York) became intensively involved with electronic music in the early ’60s, while studying with Karlheinz Stockhausen. She worked with John Cage and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, among others, realized numerous sound installations and, in recent years, has increasingly been incorporating multimedia elements into her work. In many pieces, she experiments with especially high tones, which elicit in listeners an effect that she describes as “Third Ear Music”. In her installations, Amacher reaches for new forms of spatial and sound architecture, developing, for the most part,…

Eliane Radigue

01.10.2003 / 20:00 h Villa Elisabeth 20 Years Freunde Guter Musik Berlin FEMMES ELECTRONIQUES L’Ile Re-Sonante – 8-track / 3-part piece (2000) Eliane Radigue (Paris) studied with Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry in the ’50s, and for many years was Henry’s assistant. She did not, however, follow her mentor into the pastures of “musique concrète”, but turned rather to synthesizers as sound sources and went her own way. Her electronic sounds, usually generated on Arp or Moog synthesizers and recorded on tape, have a hypnotic power and are uncompromisingly minimalistic, even ascetic. They change almost imperceptibly and create a continuous flow in which the music seems to be moving around the listener. It could be…

DJ Redo aka Werner Durand

28.09.2003 / 22:00 h Villa Elisabeth 20 Years Freunde Guter Musik Berlin RECORD PLAYER Lounge

Tenores di Bitti

28.09.2003 / 21:00 h Villa Elisabeth 20 Years Freunde Guter Musik Berlin CANTI Traditional Sardinian male choir Daniele Cossellu, Mario Pira, Pier Luigi Giorno, Piero Sanna For thirty years, the vocal quartet Tenores Di Bitti Remunnu ‘E Locu (Bitti, Sardinien), named after the famous poet from Bitti, has been carrying on the still-lively Sardinian tradition of polyphonic a cappella men’s singing, which has an exceptional position in Mediterranean vocal music and is unique in Europe. A primordial form of the “canto a tenores” has been preserved in northeastern Sardinia for centuries, one as vital and direct as the untamed nature of the island. The lead singer sings the main melody – usually of ballads, satires,…

Michiko Hirayama

28.09.2003 / 20:00 h Villa Elisabeth 20 Years Freunde Guter Musik Berlin CANTI Canti del Capricorno by Giacinto Scelsi (1915-1982) – voice solo Michiko Hirayama (Rome), now 80 years old, is the master singer to whom Giacinto Scelsi dedicated his works, and was his muse for many years. And thus, she is the designated and authentic interpreter of Scelsi’s magnificent cycle for solo voice under the sign of Capricorn. Hirayama, who had also studied traditional Japanese singing, came to Rome in the ’60s and soon stood at the center of that city’s musical avant-garde. Over 100 works were dedicated to her and her extraordinary voice. Giacinto Scelsi (1915–1982) was a loner among the composers of…

zeitblom

26.09.2003 / 22:00 h Villa Elisabeth 20 Years Freunde Guter Musik Berlin NET MUSIC motion picture soundtrack – concert biomorph source music III/audiotracts – sound project in the Net, presentation Both performances by the Berlin electronic musician, composer and sound designer zeitblom (Berlin) are based on the idea of a biomorphic composing process, with sound as the micro-organism, which he developed while working on the installation trilogy “bioplex – biomorph – bioscope” (2001–2005). In his concert “motion picture soundtrack”, zeitblom presents the music for an unmade movie filmed using the anamorphic Cinemascope process. Similar to anamorphic optics, sounds are first compressed, and then expanded and separated to again create a monophonic soundscape. Sound, melody, and rhythms…

Glenn Branca

26.09.2003 / 20:00 h St. Elisabeth-Kirche 20 Years Freunde Guter Musik Berlin MAXIMAL MINIMAL Symphony No.14 (Retrospective) – WP – Commission for rock band and electronics – Glenn Branca – overtone guitar Regina Bloor – guitar Ryan Walsh – bass Tony Cenicola – drums Glenn Branca‘s (New York) astonishingly powerful, harmonic (i.e.based on overtone series) microtonal music for massed groups of electric guitars and keyboards is closely linked with the history of Freunde. Since the end of the ’70s, Branca has experimented with the sound and overtones of electric guitars, and developed his own instruments and special tuning systems based on the finely gradated intervals of the partial tone series. He began, moreover, to be concerned…

EN/OF _ Exhibition

05.07. – 02.08.2003 heeresbaeckerei-kultur Editions Exhibition at guestroom Editions EN/OF: 001 Liam Gillick / Ekkehard Ehlers & Joseph Suchy  002 Olafur Eliasson / Heimir Björgúlfsson  003 Tobias Rehberger / Stephan Mathieu  004 Sarah Morris / Jan Jelinek  005 Henrik Håkansson / Alejandra & Aeron  006 Angela Bulloch / TV Pow  007 Gerwald Rockenschaub / The Rip-Off Artist  008 Carsten Höller / Wander  009 Simon Starling / Oren Ambarchi  010 Daniel Roth / Stilluppsteypa  011 Darren Almond / Stephan Mathieu  012 Thomas Demand / Pan American  013 Elmgreen & Dragset / Terre Thaemlitz  014 Jonathan Monk / Tarentel  015 Dan Graham / Mirror/Dash (Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore)  Deluxe I Markus Linnenbrink & Dan Devening /…

EN/OF _ Finissage

02.08.2003 / 18:00 h guestroom / heeresbaeckerei-kultur Christina Kubisch & Boris Hegenbart “Elektrisches Pflichtjahr” – sound performance Christina Kubisch (Berlin) is internationally known as a sound artist. After having done no live performances for over 20 years, she performed together with dancer Lotta Melin in Umea, Sweden in spring, 2003. Tiny sound modules, activated and steered by light waves, were the acoustic materials the two women played. “Electrisches Pflichtjahr” with Boris Hegenbart, in which Kubisch performs in Berlin for the first time in many years, is a continuation of this light-controlled live performance. Boris Hegenbart (Berlin) works as a computer sound artist and founded [#/TAU], a project that links electronic and humanoid sounds, in 1996….

EN/OF _ Concert

11.07.2003 / 21:00 h heeresbaeckerei-kultur Jan Jelinek Stephan Mathieu Wander Jan Jelinek (Berlin) has been working since 1998 under different pseudonyms in various contexts: on a new assessment of soul music phrases (as Farben); on a reduced approximation of dancefloor (as Gramm) and, under his own name, on manipulating linear second-long loops from jazz samples. In his ongoing collaborations with artists, Jelinek is concerned with directly connecting the musical and visual aspects. His work with Sarah Morris (EN/OF 004) is shown in the exhibition. Stephan Mathieu (Saarbrücken) worked in the ’90s as a drummer in the field of improvisation with STOL and with the Butch Morris Conduction Ensemble, among others. Since 1998, he has focused…

EN/OF _ Lounge

05.07.2003 / 22:00 h heeresbaeckerei-kultur Millionaires With Guitars Gerwald Rockenschaub Opening of the show EN/OF and lounge with Millionaires With Guitars (Frantek Brandt, Markus Linnenbrink – guitars, Julius Linnenbrink – drums) and Gerwald Rockenschaub (DJ). Millionaires With Guitars is an engaged amateur band that has been playing together regularly for 1 1/2 years in its rehearsal space in Dortmund. The few public appearances of the band include a concert for the opening of Markus Linnenbrink’s exhibition as well as the recording of the first EN/OF Deluxe Edition, to which Linnenbrink also contributes as a visual artist. Gerwald Rockenschaub (Berlin) is internationally known as a visual artist and represented as such in the EN/OF edition 007….

Urban + Aborignal XV: China

15.11. – 17.11.2002 Podewil, Werkstatt der Kulturen der Welt URBAN + ABORIGINAL – Music and performance between Rock, Jazz, “ethnic” and “new” music, in the borderland of styles, cultures and between the arts. Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. have presented their annual festival “Urban + Aboriginal” since 1985. With its shifting emphasis on different regions and themes, the festival has developed into a focal point for contemporary music and performance in Berlin. It presents soloists and ensembles who operate in the thickets between “new” and “ethnic” music, rock and jazz, and who cross boundaries between the arts: music and performance by big-city natives – the transgressors, troublemakers and trappers in the crossfire of cultures and styles….

Xu Fengxia / Wu Wie

17.11.2002 / 21:00 h Werkstatt der Kulturen Saal – Improvised music –

Ensemble “Der Drache”

17.11.2002 / 20:00 h Werkstatt der Kulturen Saal Xu Fengxia (Guzheng), Wu Wie (Sheng, Erhu), Fu Renchang (Yangqin)

Ensemble Xian An Guyue

17.11.2002 / 17:30 h Werkstatt der Kulturen Restaurant Introduction of the ensembles by Li Mingzhong from Xian (Lecture) Chinese Buffet

Li Mingzhong

17.11.2002 / 16:00 h Werkstatt der Kulturen Saal – Klassische Musik für Guquin –

Avantpop & Club Culture

16.11.2002 / 22:00 h Podewil Klub Li Chin Sung (live electronics, turntables) – “Berlin”

Min Xiao-Fen & Derek Bailey

16.11.2002 / 20:00 h Podewil Saal Min Xiao-Fen – Pipa solo Derek Bailey (guitar) & Min Xiao-Fen (pipa) – “Flying Dragons, Dancing Phoenix”

Avantpop & Club Culture

15.11.2002 / 22:00 h Podewil Klub Li Chin Sung (live electronics, turntables) – “Beijing”

Ensemble Xian An Guyue

15.11.2002 / 20:00 h Podewil Saal – Ritualmusik aus Xian –

John Cage

27.10.2002 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof “Music of Changes” – Book I-IV Tania Chen (Piano) Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin in cooperation with Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. Made possible by Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie and Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V. With support of C. Bechstein AG.

John Cage

13.10.2002 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Historische Halle “Four5 x5” for saxophone quartet und live-recording, concept: Ulrich Krieger Ulrich Krieger, Tobias Rüger, Reimar Volker, Martin Losert – saxophone Frank Eikhoff – sound Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin in cooperation with Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. Made possible by Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie and Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Grand Prix d’Amour 2002

27.09.2002 staatsbank berlin Love Song Contest Project: Nicholas Bussmann Nicholas Bussmann and Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. In cooperation with Staatsbank Französische Strasse. Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Dodo Schilein

24.09.2002 staatsbank berlin – Handdrehorgel, guitar, objects – In cooperation with Staatsbank Französische Strasse. Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

CCMC

27.06.2002 Kunst-Werke Berlin Michael Snow (piano), John Oswald (saxophone), Paul Dutton (voice) – Toronto In cooperation with Galerie Klosterfelde and Kunst-Werke Berlin e.V. With support of Botschaft von Kanada, Berlin and C. Bechstein AG. Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Paral.lel

20.06. – 22.06.2002 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Program for the exhibition Big Sur. Neue Spanische Kunst Conception & coordination: Ingrid Buschmann, Gabriele Knapstein, Llucia Sanchez-Davila. Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin in cooperation with Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. Made possible by Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie, Botschaft von Spanien and Ferdinand-Möller-Kolleg. Program: 20.06.2002 »Not What You Want« MARGARIDA GARCIA – e-bass solo & DUO MIT MANUEL MOTA – e-guitar »Polsky Bass« IO CASINO – e-bass solo DEDO Io Casino – voice, Victor Nubla – sampler 21.06.2002 19.30 h EULALIA VALLDOSERA – lecture in the series »Künstlerreden« 22 h UN CADDIE RENVERSÉ DANS L’HERBE »Some nenu Songs« – video & electronic 22.06.2002 NUEVO FLAMENCO AL ANTIGUO ESTILO Concert &…

Nuevo Flamenco Al Antiguo Estilo

22.06.2002 / 20:30 h Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – court yard Concert and party outdoor Asunción Pérez Garcia (dance), Francisco Javier Hidalgo Rivera (voice), Sonia Miranda (voice), Raúl Cantizano Nuñez (guitar), Santiago Barber Cortés (clapping)

Un Caddie Renversé Dans L’Herbe

21.06.2002 / 22:00 h Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof “Some nenu Songs” – Video & electronic

Eulalia Valldosera

21.06.2002 / 19:30 h Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Künstlerreden: “On Mirrors; Control and Trust”

Io Casino

20.06.2002 / 21:00 h Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Io Casino – E-Bass Solo – “Polsky Bass” DEDO – Io Casino (Voice) & Victor Nubla (Sampler) – Duo

Margarida Garcia

20.06.2002 / 20:00 h Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Margarida Garcia – E-Bass Solo – “Not What You Want” Margarida Garcia (E-Bass) & Manuel Mota (E-Guitar) – Duo

Käthe Kruse

14. & 15.03.2002 / 22:00 Uhr Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Le Sexe Rouge (1997/2002) Performance / Installation / Film Performer: Käthe Kruse In 1997 Kruse released the CD “Le Sexe Rouge” with 13 songs which she composed and performed. The title song refers to an installation shown in 1996 at the Zwinger Gallery in Berlin; in subsequent years, Kruse developed a complex visual environment for each of the 13 songs. In 2000, she presented the 13 artworks in an exhibition at the Kunstverein Bremerhaven.  Not only did she design an object or a series of pictures for each song, she also worked out entire performance situations, each containing a film, a color slide projection, and…

Christian Marclay

11.03.2002 / 19:00 h Neue Nationalgalerie / Upper Hall Graffiti Composition (WP) Ensemble zeitkratzer, conductor: Butch Morris Shelley Hirsch – voice, Anthony Coleman – piano Marclay has also long been a familiar and important figure in Berlin. In 1993, while living in the city as a guest of the DAAD, he staged the enormous simultaneous concert “Berlin Mix” for the 10th anniversary of Freunde Guter Musik. Instead of sampling records, he arranged the diverse repertoire of over 180 musicians of all styles and genres into a polyphonic and multicultural musical tableau. A few years later, in 1996, all “Berliners” could themselves participate in a collective city-wide composition. As part of “sonambiente – festival for hearing…

20 years gelbe MUSIK

11.12.2001 staatsbank berlin An evening celebrating 20 years gelbe MUSIK with: Ich schwitze nie, Armchair Travellers & vielen Miniperformances u.a. von Richard Barrett, Eberhard Blum, Amelia Cuni, Arnold Dreyblatt, Sven-Åke Johansson, Cressida Joyce, Rolf Julius, Christina Kubisch, Hans Peter Kuhn, Klaus Lang, Dirk Lebahn, Gordon Monahan, David Moss, Wolfgang Müller, Ann Noël, Matthias Osterwold, Roberto Paci Dalo, Dieter Scheyhing, Eva Maria Schön, Akio Suzuki, Junko Wada, Ute Wassermann, Emmett Williams Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Ulrich Krieger

06.12.2001 Bastard@Prater – New Sax Electronica 3 – Saxophone and  electronic Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Net.Night

09.10.2001 staatsbank berlin – Musikmachen im Netz – with: Guy van Belle, Sergi Jorda, Chris Brown Curator: Golo Föllmer In cooperation with 15. Dresdner Tage der zeitgenössischen Musik, supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Morton Feldman

22.07.2001 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof The Abstract Experience Philipp Vandre – piano Introduction: Volker Straebel In cooperation with Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin. Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Chris Newman

21.07.2001 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Ghost Symphony – Installed Concert Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin Speaker: Chris Newman In cooperation with Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin. Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

David Grubbs

29.04.2001 Roter Salon / Volksbühne The Spectrum Between Solo program Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Angelina Baldoz & Axel Dörner

17.12.2000 staatsbank berlin Trumpet concert In cooperation with staatsbank berlin, supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Joan La Barbara

10.12.2000 staatsbank berlin The Virtuosa in the Electronic Age Joan La Barbara – voice Works by La Barbara, Charles Doges, Morton Feldman, John Cage Part of the program “The Voice Extended” In cooperation with staatsbank berlin and the festival “Wie es ihr gefällt”. Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V. and Künstlerinnenprogamm des Senats für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur.

David Mott

19.11.2000 Sophiensæle The Art of the Solo Baritone Saxophone – solo

The Beatless Saxophones

17.11.2000 Sophiensæle Werner Durand, Ulrich Krieger, Chiyoko Szlavnics, Reimar Volker, with Ute Wassermann Works by  James Tenney, Chiyoko Szlavnics, Werner Durand, Ulrich Krieger

Das Sax so von der Seite gesehen

16.11. – 19.11.2000 Sophiensæle Programm: Werner Durand, Ulrich Krieger, Vilém Wagner In Zusammenarbeit mit Sophiensæle, gefördert durch Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Ulrich Krieger

16.11.2000 Sophiensæle New Sax Electronica II Works by Reinhold Friedl, Kirsten Reese, Ulrich Krieger, Witold Szalonek, Sun Ra

Lawrence Weiner / Peter Gordon

08. & 11. – 13.11.2000 Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn The Society Architect Ponders the Golden Gate Bridge oder: Wie sie kriegen, was sie nicht verdienen (2000) WP Opera project by Lawrence Weiner (libretto, design) and Peter Gordon (music) with Joan La Barbara (mezzo-soprano), Jeffrey Reynolds (tenor), Kevin Zoernig (keyboard) Chor des Orchester GENERATION BERLIN, director: Christian von Borries It has the status of a myth: the Golden Gate Bridge, built according to plans by the German engineer Joseph Strauss, officially opened after four years of construction on May 28, 1937; 2.7 kilometers (1.7 miles) long and 27.5 meters (90 feet) wide. Each day, 100,000 cars on six lanes pass through this needle’s…

Ute Wassermann & Jaap Blonk

24.10.2000 Sophiensæle Stimmen stimmen – Duos and solos Part of the program “The Voice Extended” In cooperation with Sophiensæle and the festival “Wie es ihr gefällt”. Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V. and Künstlerinnenprogamm des Senats für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur.

Urban + Aboriginal XIV: Quasi Amazonia

16.09. – 01.10.2000 Haus der Kulturen der Welt together with Festival Traditioneller Musik 2000 Project team: Silvia Ocougne, Johannes Odenthal, Tiago de Oliveira Pinto, Matthias Osterwold, Vilém Wagner, Angelika Bueno Román A production by Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Brasilianisches Kulturinstitut in Deutschland (ICBRA) and Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V., Botschaft der Republik Österreich, Sender Freies Berlin and Gesellschaft Traditioneller Musik Berlin. Program: 17.09.2000 MADALENA BERNARDES (Brazil) »Carusa in Manaus« – Voice performance DAVID TOOP (GB) »A Journey Sideways« – Lecture performance SILVIA OCOUGNE & CHICO MELLO (Brazil / Germany) »Madeira – Mamoré, eine Straße nach nirgendwo« – Concert 22.09.2000 LIVIO TRAGTENBERG, MARCELO BRISSAC (Brazil) »Bazulaques Brasileiros« –…

Omid Burgin

22.09.2000 / 22:00 h Haus der Kulturen der Welt Xingu with Omid Burgin (tape operator), Werner Durand (home-made wind instruments), Arik Hayut (home-made percussion- and wind instruments), Sebastian Hilken (prepared e-cello) Supported by Pró-Reitoria de Pós-Gradua ção, Universidade de São Paulo.

Ricardo Arias

22.09.2000 / 21:00 h Haus der Kulturen der Welt Miscelanea en General – Work for CD-player and amplified objects (Columbia / USA) Gummi Boom – with Axel Dörner (Trumpet), Ricardo Arias (Rubber balloons)

Livio Tragtenberg & Marcelo Brissac

22.09.2000 / 20:00 h Haus der Kulturen der Welt Bazulaques Brasileiros – Works for prepared piano (Brazil) Supported by MINC (Ministério da Cultura do Brasil).

Silvia Ocougne & Chico Mello

17.09.2000 / 22:00 h Haus der Kulturen der Welt Madeira – Mamore, eine Straße nach nirgendwo – Concert (Brazil / Germany)

David Toop

17.09.2000 / 21:00 h Haus der Kulturen der Welt A Journey Sideways – Lecture performance (GB)

Madalena Bernardes

17.09.2000 / 20:00 h Haus der Kulturen der Welt Carusa in Manaus – Voice performance (Brazil)

Sound installations

16.09. – 01.10.2000 Haus der Kulturen der Welt Denise Garcia (Brazil) – “Um dia feito d’agua – Ein Tag aus Wasser gemacht” Livio Tragtenberg (Brazil) – “Amazonia in Loop” Igor Lintz Maues (Brazil / Austria) – “Voz do Guarani”

Lawrence Weiner / Peter Gordon

08. – 10.09.2000 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof / Historical hall The Society Architect Ponders the Golden Gate Bridge oder: Wie sie kriegen, was sie nicht verdienen (2000) WP Opera project by Lawrence Weiner (libretto, design) and Peter Gordon (music) with Joan La Barbara (mezzo-soprano), Jeffrey Reynolds (tenor), Kevin Zoernig (keyboard) Chor des Orchester GENERATION BERLIN, director: Christian von Borries It has the status of a myth: the Golden Gate Bridge, built according to plans by the German engineer Joseph Strauss, officially opened after four years of construction on May 28, 1937; 2.7 kilometers (1.7 miles) long and 27.5 meters (90 feet) wide. Each day, 100,000 cars on six lanes pass through this needle’s eye on…

Stephen Prina

21.06.2000 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof To the People of Berlin (2000) UA for 12 strings, piano, percussion & e-guitar, Stephen Prina (Voice, e-guitar) Orchester GENERATION BERLIN with John Herndon (percussion), director: Christian von Borries Artist Stephen Prina, who was born 1954 in Illinois and lives in Los Angeles, makes reference  to works in the fine arts, music, literature, film and philosophy in his projects. He ponders their context in society, history or the media in order to vary and reconfigure their underlying structures. The spectrum of his source material ranges from ancient writers to contemporary pop music. Prina recently garnered critical acclaim as a composer and musician for his CD “Push Comes to Love”. His…

Rodney Graham

18.06.2000 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof / Historical hall Parsifal (18. June 2000, 20:18:13 – 22:19:23 h) WP Real-time excerpt from “Parsifal 1882 – 38.969.364.735 A.D.” for 12 string and 9 wind instruments Orchester GENERATION BERLIN, director: Christian von Borries For more than 20 years, Rodney Graham, who was born 1949 in Vancouver and still lives there, has been creating large complexes of work about specific historical and cultural contexts, in which he uses various media including printing, installation, photography, music, film and video. Since his participation in the 1997 Venice Biennale and his solo exhibition at the Vienna Kunsthalle in 1999, Graham has been reaching a broader audience in Europe. He is currently staying in…

PianoPianoForteForte

09.07. – 12.12.1999 Sophiensæle PianoPianoForteForte Teil 1: 09.07 – 11.07.1999 PianoPianoForteForte Teil 2: 09.12. – 12.12.1999 Program: Matthias Osterwold, Vilém Wagner In cooperation with Sophiensæle, with support by Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD, Ballhaus Naunynstraße and C.Bechstein AG. Made possible by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Margaret Leng Tan

12.12.1999 Sophiensæle Makrokosmos I and II – Piano solo for the 70th birthday of George Crumb

Makiko Nishikaze

10.12.1999 Sophiensæle aqua – piano – aerial – Piano solo (Japan / Berlin)

Margaret Leng Tan

09.12.1999 Sophiensæle The Art of the Toy Piano – Toy piano, -instruments, piano (New York) Works by Cage, Montague, Glass, Lucier, Wolfe, Nancarrow, Klucevsek, Lennon/McCartney

Hermann Nitsch

01.12.1999 Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle, Bonn Die Musik des 6-Tage-Spiels 1998 (excerpts) Orchestra concert with 40 musicians, conductor: Andrea Cusumano Noise music, shouting choirs and sounds of all kinds are an integral component of the actions of Hermann Nitsch, who was born in Vienna in 1938. He has pursued his grandly conceived theatrical concept, a kind of Gesamtkunstwerk known as the “Orgien-Mysterien-Theater”, since the ’60s. Parallel to his theater work, Nitsch made concerts and recordings entitled “Selten gehörte Musik” (seldom heard music) during the ’70s in collaboration with artists such as Günter Brus, Dieter Roth, Gerhard Rühm and Oswald Wiener. In addition, the artist produced compositions for the organ as well as orchestral pieces. Hermann Nitsch’s…

Hermann Nitsch

28.11.1999 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof / Historical hall Die Musik des 6-Tage-Spiels 1998 (excerpts) Orchestra concert with 40 musicians, conductor: Andrea Cusumano Noise music, shouting choirs and sounds of all kinds are an integral component of the actions of Hermann Nitsch, who was born in Vienna in 1938. He has pursued his grandly conceived theatrical concept, a kind of Gesamtkunstwerk known as the “Orgien-Mysterien-Theater”, since the ’60s. Parallel to his theater work, Nitsch made concerts and recordings entitled “Selten gehörte Musik” (seldom heard music) during the ’70s in collaboration with artists such as Günter Brus, Dieter Roth, Gerhard Rühm and Oswald Wiener. In addition, the artist produced compositions for the organ as well as orchestral…

Yves Klein

25.11.1999 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof / Historical hall Symphonie Monoton – Silence 1947 – 1961 Performance with 20 singers, 10 violins, 10 cellos and each 3 double basses, flutes, oboes and horns Orchester GENERATION BERLIN, director: Christian von Borries Introduction: Valerian Maly Yves Klein, who was born 1928 in Nice and died in 1962, developed a multidimensional life’s work within a few short years. A central figure in the “nouveau réalistes” group, “Yves the phenomenon” (as he was often called) created a single musical work that, in light of recent music history, appears as a phenomenal creation indeed. “Symphonie Monoton – Silence” consists of a single sustained sound followed by an extended “absolute” silence. In…

Urban + Aboriginal XIII: Polar II

05. – 17.10.1999 Podewil, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Voices of the North / Traces of the Shamans together with Festival Traditioneller Musik 1999 Concerts, performances, films, talks, symposium Project team: Angelika Bueno Román, Tina Fischer, Johannes Odenthal, Matthias Osterwold, Vilém Wagner A production by Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V., in cooperation with Podewil. Supported by Auswärtiges Amt, Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, Berliner Kulturverwaltungs GmbH, Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V. and Sender Freies Berlin. Program: o5.10.1999 SAINKHO NAMTCHYLAK (Tuwa) & BAND – »Step Mother City« • Ort: Haus der Kulturen der Welt 08.10.1999 CLUB EVENING OF KINGDOM ELGALAND-VARGALAND with Leif Elggren, MSCHarding, Kent Tankred and Hazard (Sweden)…

Polar Circle – North Light

17.10.1999 Haus der Kulturen der Welt Performance with Henning Christiansen, Bjorn Norgaard und Christophe Charles (Denmark, France, Japan)

Bikapo

12.10.1999 Haus der Kulturen der Welt German Vinogradov & Vera Sajina (Moscow, North Siberia) – Performance

Samic Yoik

10.10.1999 Podewil with Anders P. Bongo, Angelit (Norway, Finland)

The Iceland Show / Wolfgang Müller

09.10.1999 Podewil The Goethe-Institut Reykjavik presents Icelandic culture Moderation: Ásta Ólafsdóttir und Wolfgang Müller with Wolfgang Müller & Ásta Ólafsdóttir, Eyvindur P. Eiríksson, Hermoine Zittlau-Horstdóttir, Birgir Örn Thoroddsen, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Eyvindur P. Eiríksson, »Venus« Örn Jákup Dam Washington, Oskakórinn, Stilluppsteypa

Club evening of kingdom Elgaland-Vargaland

08.10.1999 Podewil with Leif Elggren, MSC Harding, Kent Tankred und Hazard (Sweden)

Sainkho Namtchylak & Band

05.10.1999 Haus der Kulturen der Welt Step Mother City (Tuwa)

HD – High Density

11.09. – 17.10.1999 Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst An exhibition and catalogue project on the densification of space Sound spaces by Justin Bennett, Oval and sha.™ HD – High Density, an exhibition and catalogue project on the densification of space, is presented by the NGBK in Berlin in cooperation with Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. and Büro 213. It is an interdisciplinary, investigative project with accessible, labyrinthine chip- and city planning structures, soundspaces, video- and computer-installations created by musicians, artists, architects and theorists. Ever since the concept of High Density was introduced in the 1920s in the fields of city planning and city development, it has been the center of vigorous debate. Density in construction,…

Groove, Pit & Wave

26.06. – 16.07.1999 [kunst und technik], Grüner Salon der Volksbühne, Berlin ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe – A festival of retension and transmission – Music for radios, cartridge and laser by John Cage, Nicolas Collins, Disinformation, Petra Klusmeyer, Alvin Lucier, Christian Marclay, Valerian Maly and Janek Schaefer Program: Nicolas Collins, Dieter Scheyhing In cooperation with [kunst und technik] and ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe. Supported by The British Council and Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

sonicZones

16.07.1999 / 21:00 h ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe Groove, Pit & Wave with Nicolas Collins, yo!ensemble, Disinformation, Janek Schaefer

Carles Santos

11.07.1999 Sophiensæle Codi o estigma? – Piano solo (Barcelona)

Charlemagne Palestine

09.07.1999 Sophiensæle Strumming Music 1999 – Piano solo (New York)

Disinformation

27.06.1999 / 23:00 h Grüner Salon / Volksbühne Live Radio Noise Performance (London)

Imaginary Landscapes

27.06.1999 / 21:00 h Grüner Salon / Volksbühne Works by Nicolas Collins, Disinformation, Alvin Lucier, Valerian Maly yo!ensemble (Berlin) – Rashad Becker, Kein Babel, Christoph Musiol, Taschensound, Traveler

Janek Schaefer

26.06.1999 / 23:00 h [kunst und technik] Three-armed record player – Solo Performance (London)

Deviant Jockeys

26.06.1999 / 21:00 h [kunst und technik] Works by John Cage, Petra Klusmeyer, Christian Marclay, Janek Schaefer yo!ensemble (Berlin) – Rashad Becker, Kein Babel, Christoph Musiol, Taschensound, Traveler

Hanne Darboven

04.05.1999 Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn opus 19 & opus 20 (sections), requiem 1985-88 – for harmonium (WP) opus 26 (sections), Quartett 1989/90 – for string quartet opus 38a & opus 38b – symphony 1999ff. for chamber orchestra (WP) Orchester GENERATION BERLIN, director: Christian von Borries Hanne Darboven was born in Munich in 1941 and has lived for many years in Hamburg. Since the end of the ’60s, she has worked with numerical additions based on calendar dates, which she writes out in drawings and books and presents in wall- and spatial installations. She began to translate the numerical constructions that underlie her visual works into musical structures in 1980. Darboven reconfigures certain…

Hanne Darboven

28.04.1999 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof / Historical Hall opus 19 & opus 20 (sections), requiem 1985-88 – for harmonium (WP) opus 26 (sections), Quartett 1989/90 – for string quartet opus 38a & opus 38b – symphony 1999ff. for chamber orchestra (WP) Orchester GENERATION BERLIN, director: Christian von Borries Hanne Darboven was born in Munich in 1941 and has lived for many years in Hamburg. Since the end of the ’60s, she has worked with numerical additions based on calendar dates, which she writes out in drawings and books and presents in wall- and spatial installations. She began to translate the numerical constructions that underlie her visual works into musical structures in 1980. Darboven reconfigures certain…

A Cage of Saxophones

20.02.1999 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof The oeuvre for saxophone by John Cage with Ulrich Krieger, Tobias Rüger, Reimar Volker, Kathrin  Wagner (saxophone), Friedemann Wertzlau, Raymond Kaczynsky, Andreas Peters (percussion), Mario Bertoncini, Reinhold Friedl (piano), Gerhard Scherer (accordion) Concept: Ulrich Krieger Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin in cooperation with Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. Made possible by Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie, supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V. Thanks to C.Bechstein AG, Ballhaus Naunynstraße and Podewil.

SensationS

30.09.1998 – 17.01.1999 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Program for the exhibition “Sensation. Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection” in cooperation with Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin Program and coordination: Ingrid Buschmann, Matthias Osterwold, Dieter Scheyhing The program is organized by  FREUNDE GUTER MUSIK BERLIN e.V. in cooperation with Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin. Supported by The British Council, in cooperation with Berliner Festspiele GmbH. Made possible by Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie. Program: 30.09.1998 GILBERT & GEORGE – “The Singing Sculpture” Video program in context of the film “Underneath the Arches” BIG BOTTOM – Concert of the bass guitar band with Susan Stenger, Angela Bulloch, Cerith Wyn…

BJ Cole

16.01.1999 / 22:00 h Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof BJ Cole (pedal steel guitar, synthesizer) with Beats & Loops by Luke Vibert

Small Pleasures

16. & 17.01.1999 / 10:00 – 20:00 h Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Young British Performance Art Host: Hayley Newman with Hayley Newman, Beaconsfield, Claire Shillito, Bruce Gilchrist, Susannah Hart, Project Dark

Philip Jeck

14.01.1999 / 20:00 h Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Off the Record Installation and concert with 30 record player

Ulrich Krieger

13.12.1998 Institut Unzeit Music On Sunday Afternoons 64 New Sax Electronica Saxophone and player-controlled electronic World premieres by Boris Hegenbart, Lutz Glandien, David First, Markus Waibel, Michael Ziffels, Reinhold Friedl, Ulrich Krieger

David Toop & Daniel Pemperton

03.12.1998 / 22:00 h Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof David Toop (flute, steel guitar, electronic) & Daniel Pemberton (keyboards, electronic)

Steve Noble & Pat Thomas

03.12.1998 / 20:00 h Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Steve Noble (record player) & Pat Thomas (sampling-keyboard)

Deaf Music

27.11. – 29.11.1998 Volksbühne im Prater Music gesture. Gesture music. Transformations of acoustic and visual music. Vibrating and danced sounds in the space between languages. Music of the hearing and deaf world. Program: Matthias Osterwold, Theda Weber-Lucks In coproduction wih Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. Supported by Kulturamt Prenzlauer Berg, Elektronisches Studio der TU Berlin and die Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V. Program: 27.11.1998 WOLFGANG MÜLLER / DIE TÖDLICHE DORIS DEAF DISCO mit DJ Emil 28.11.1998 HELMUT OEHRING Musik, Text / TATJANA ORLOB Choreografie, Tanz / CHRISTINA SCHÖNFELD Chorleiterin 29.11.1998 GABI STADLER Stimme, Gebärde / BRUNNER / RITZ Regie INTERMISSION 3 – Anna Clementi, Christian Kesten, Daniel Ott

Intermission 3

29.11.1998 / 22:00 h Volksbühne im Prater Anna Clementi, Christian Kesten, Daniel Ott with Dieter Schnebel “Körper-Sprache” 1979/80 (1995/96) organ composition for 3 to 9 performer

Gabi Stadler, Brunner / Ritz

29.11.1998 / 21:00 h Volksbühne im Prater with works by Gabi Stadler, Brunner/Ritz and John Cage for voice and gesture Gabi Stadler (voice, gesture), Brunner/Ritz (direction)

Helmut Oehring / Tatjana Orlob / Christina Schönfeld

28.11.1998 Volksbühne im Prater Acht (aus: Der Riss) 1998 (WP) Music-dance-theater for one solo dancer, seven performer, projection, player and live-electronic Helmut Oehring (music, text), Tatjana Orlob (choreography, dance), Christina Schönfeld (choir director)

Deaf Disco

27.11.1998 / 23:00 h Volksbühne im Prater DEAF DISCO with DJ EMIL

Wolfgang Müller / Die Tödliche Doris

27.11.1998 / 21:00 h Volksbühne im Prater hörspiel 1994  – radio play with hearing-impaired and deaf Die Tödliche Doris 1981/98 – first performance of the first LP in signs and gestures

E.A.R.

12.11.1998 / 22:00 h Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Experimental Audio Research with Sonic Boom (synthesizer, electronic), Tom Prentice (e-viola),  Pete Bassman (bass guitar), Eddie Prevost (percussion)

AMM

12.11.1998 / 20:00 h Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof with John Tilbury (piano), Keith Rowe (e-guitar), Eddie Prevost (percussion)

The British Shock

29.10.1998 / 20:00 h Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Panel discussion with Patricia Bickers, David Barrett, Martin Maloney and Norman Rosenthal Moderation: Christos M. Joachimides

Will Self

04.10.1998 / 17:00 h Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Great Apes Tea Time Lecture with Will Self and Herbert Fritsch Introduction: Arno Widmann In cooperation with 48. Berliner Festwochen and Luchterhand Verlag, München.

Big Bottom

30.09.1998 / 22:00 h Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Concert of the bass guitar band with Susan Stenger, Angela Bulloch, Cerith Wyn Evans, Tom Gidley, J. Mitch Flako Special guests: Michael Clark & Kate Coyne (dance)

Gilbert & George

30.09.1998 / 21:00 h Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof The Singing Sculpture Video program with films in the context of  “Underneath the Arches” Video program: Gilbert & George. The Human Sculptures. Underneath the Arches, Galerie Block at Forum-Theater, 20. February 1970, 24 h; section of the SFB-production »Berliner Fenster: Galerie Block« from 12. March 1970, author Jan Franksen. Gilbert & George. The Singing Sculpture, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, 21. – 28. September 1991, daily 15-18 h, in the context of the exhibition »The General Jungle« with drawings by Gilbert & George; film by Philip Haas about the presentation on occasion of the 20. anniversary of the opening of Sonnabend Gallery in New York.

The Necks

22.09.1998 Grüner Salon / Volksbühne Ambient Minimal Trance Jazz with Chris Abrahams – piano, Lloyd Swanton – acoustic & e-bass, Tony Buck – percussion (Australia) Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Shelley Hirsch / Christian Marclay

29.08.1998 Akademie der Künste Shelley Hirsch – voice (New York) Christian Marclay – record player (New York) Program for the exhibition “Nonchalance. Young Artists from Switzerland”. In cooperation with Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD and Akademie der Künste. Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Celluloud

14.06. – 10.07.1998 Institut Unzeit, Parabolica Spaces / Halfloop – Film as musical material – Programm: Felix Bübl Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Safy

10.07.1998 / 23:00 h Halfloop SNIPERvision (Berlin) In cooperation with LOOP – Raum für aktuelle Kunst.

Metamkine Intervention Cell

10.07.1998 / 21:00 h Parabolic Spaces Jerome Noetinger (Grenoble) – electronic Christophe Auger & Xavier Querel (Grenoble) – super 8-/16 mm projectors In cooperation with LOOP – Raum für aktuelle Kunst.

Martin Klapper & Tony Buck

28.06.1998 Institut Unzeit Music on Sunday Afternoons 63 Martin Klapper (Kopenhagen) – film, toys, theremin, electronic, tapes Tony Buck (Berlin) – percussion

LLOG

21.06.1998 Institut Unzeit Music on Sunday Afternoons 62 LLOG (Grenoble) Manu Holterbach – film, prepared guitar, home-made electronic Etienne Caire – home-made projectors

Oval / Brian Eno

19.06.1998 Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau Oval (Berlin) – sound workstation Brian Eno (London) – “Generative Music 1” – sound installation Music program for the symposium “Atmosphären”, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau in cooperation with Freunde Guter Musik Berlin. Introduction: Matthias Osterwold

Karel Doing & Pierre Bastien

14.06.1998 Institut Unzeit Music on Sunday Afternoons 61 Karel Doing (Rotterdam) – super 8-/16 mm-projectors Pierre Bastien (Paris) – home-made robots, trumpet

15 Years Freund Guter Musik Berlin e.V.

19.04. – 23.04.1998 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof 19.04.1998 Fast Forward’s Feeding Frenzy 23.04.1998 Bang On A Can All-Stars In cooperation with Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin. Made possible by Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie, supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Bang On A Can All-Stars

23.04.1998 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof with “Music for Airports” by Brian Eno – live concert (German premiere) arrangement by Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Evan Ziporyn Glenn Branca “Movement Within” Arnold Dreyblatt “Escalator” Julia Wolfe “Beliving” David Lang “Cheating, Lying, Stealing” In cooperation with Hebbel-Theater. Made possible by Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie, supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Fast Forward’s Feeding Frenzy

19.04.1998 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof A culinary gala concert with Angelika Böhm – cook, Nicholas Bussmann – cello, Ouhi Cha – cook, Amelia Cuni – singer, Axel Dörner – trumpet, Melissa Drier – cook, Werner Durand – perspex tubes, Akiko Hada – video, Mechthild Katzorke – video, Aleks Kolkowski – violin, Silvia Ocougne – guitar, Gordon W. – cook, Sandra Williams – cook In cooperation with Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD.

Urban + Aboriginal: Polar I

21.03 – 24.03.1998 Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Podewil 21.03.1998 MIESKUORO HUUTAJAT (Finland) REPTILICUS (Iceland) 24.03.1998 SHAMAN’S JOURNEY NORTH Program: Ingrid Buschmann, Matthias Osterwold, Dieter Scheyhing In cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Podewil. In coproduction with Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn. Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V. and Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur.

Shaman’s Journey North

24.03.1998 / 20:30 h Podewil A ritual by and with Asa Simma (Schweden), Norman Charles (Canada), Charlie Morrow (New York) with Tobias Liebezeit, Rolf Exler, Bruno Aßenmacher – percussion

Reptilicus

21.03.1998 / 22:00 h Haus der Kulturen der Welt An experimental duo from Iceland between edda and noise

Mieskuoro Huutajat

21.03.1998 / 20:30 h Haus der Kulturen der Welt Chor der schreienden Männer (Oulu, North Finland) The 30 head male choir shouts folk songs, national anthems a.o. well-known melodies

Eliane Radigue

23.11.1997 Grüner Salon / Volksbühne Music On Sunday Afternoons 60 Adnos I-III (1974-82) Tape concert / premiere of the complete cycle, duration ca. 4 hours In cooperation with “Wie es ihr gefällt” and Elektronisches Studio der TU Berlin. Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Ute Wassermann / Vilém Wagner

16.11.1997 Institut Unzeit Music On Sunday Afternoons 59 Soloduo Ute Wassermann (Berlin) – voice Vilém Wagner (Berlin) – violin Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Madalena Bernardes

08.11.1997 Anorak Vocal performance (Sao Paulo) Anorak in cooperation with Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Kronos Quartet

16.10.1997 Kirche zum Heiligen Kreuz Early Music with works by Guillaume de Machaut, Arvo Pärt, Harry Partch, Thomas Tallis, Jack Body, John Cage, Kassia, Henryk M. Górecki, Perotin, Hildegard von Bingen, Henry Purcell, Alfred Schnittke David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), Joan Jeanrenaud (violoncello) In cooperation with K&K, Kultur & Kommunikation GmbH. Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

STAALPLAAT Cocktail

10.10. – 18.10.1997 Volksbühne im Prater with Acid Brass (GB), Dominique Petitgand (F), Leumund Fieling (D), Public Works / Tape Beatles (USA), Barbed (GB), Muzic Toerist (NL), Bob Rutman (USA), BMB con (NL), C.O.C. Caspar (D), Daniel Menche (USA), kyborg (D), audio-video (D), Jaap Blonk (NL), Internal Fusion (F), Werner Durand (D), Aphasia (GB), Mika Vainio (SF), Peter Rehberg (A), Bastiaan Maris (NL), Gert-Jan Prins (NL), Jon Dobie (GB), Fredie Beckmans (NL), Niko Tenten (D), Hyware-technoise (NL), stilluppsteypa (IS) Galerie o zwei and Volksbühne im Prater in cooperation with Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. Supported by Kulturamt Prenzlauer Berg und Berlin Mitte, Botschaft des Königreichs der Niederlande, Bonn, British Council, Berlin, and Initiative Neue Musik…

Fatima Miranda

03.10.1997 Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg Diapasion – vocal performance (Madrid) Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in cooperation with Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V.

Lee Hollis / Martin Büsser / Jochen Kleinhenz / DJ Fro.zen

02.10.1997 Roter Salon / Volksbühne Lee Hollis (Spermbirds / 2bad) – Spoken Word Performance Martin Büsser, Jochen Kleinhenz (Testcard) – Sound Lecture DJ Fro.zen (artefakt magazin) Juliettes Literatursalon and Volksbühne in cooperation with Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Pfeifen im Walde

21.08. – 04.09.1997 Internationale Musikfestwochen Luzern The “Festival in the Festival” of Internationale Musikfestwochen Luzern 1997 with concerts, workshops, films, exhibitions, a contest and a symposium on the phenomenon of whistling Concept: Nicolas Collins, Valerian Maly, Matthias Osterwold Organisation: Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. In cooperation with stattkino Luzern, Kunstmuseum Luzern and Podewil Berlin

Rilo Chmielorz

05.07.1997 Stadtbad Oderberger Straße Palimpsest aus Wasser Installation & Performance Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V. and Stasch Tontechnik, Hebbel-Theater, Galerie o zwei.

Lustige Liederinnen

15.06.1997 Podewil Music On Sunday Afternoons 58 with short performances by Frieder Butzmann / Thomas Kapielski – “Motiv für Motiv – Die Komponisten” / Susanne Kukies – Vokalsolo / Käthe Kruse – “Das Blauelied” / Ute Wassermann – “Kukabara” / Natalya Pshenitchnikova – “Bride of Devil’s Music” for singer with scanning radio (Nicolas Collins) / Hymne (Reprise) As part of Klangmesse Neue Musik Berlin 1997. Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Kalle Laar / Takashi Kazamaki

20.04.1997 Institut Unzeit Music On Sunday Afternoons 57 Kalle Laar (Munich) – guitars & sampling Takashi Kazamaki (Tokyo) – percussion In cooperation with gelbe MUSIK. Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

DJ Kalle Laar

19.04.1997 Institut Unzeit Gelbmix I – Party 15 years gelbe MUSIK

Slawterhaus

08.04.1997 Ballhaus Naunynstraße 10 years SLAWTERHAUS (Berlin / Amsterdam) with Johannes Bauer (trombone), Dietmar Diesner (saxophone), Peter Hollinger (percussion, objects) & Jon Rose (sampler, violin) Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Jim O’Rourke / Oval / Nicolas Collins

6.03.1997 Büroetagen am Checkpoint Charlie “Büromusic” – Musik in unvermieteten Neubauten, Jim O’Rourke (Chicago) – computer Oval (Berlin) – computer generated unique-CDs Nicolas Collins (New York/Berlin) – trombone driven electronic “A Remix concert. Retakes, reruns. Not a performance but three guys at work. ISO 9000. The digital underbelly of new music. Musicians under glass. Music as honest toil, as practiced by other white collar workers around the world. BÜROMUSIC.” “Let’s face it, unless you’re wielding a pick or a hammer you’re just another white collar worker – and tonight we prove it. Three musical luminaries roll up their collective shirtsleaves and get down to business – the real business of music. Not smoking pot, drinking beer…

Terry Riley / Stefano Scodanibbio

22./23.01.1997 Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof “Premieres (1997)” – duos & solos Terry Riley (Oakland/USA) – piano, keyboard, voice, tampura Stefano Scodanibbio (Pollenza/Italien) – double bass Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart in cooperation with Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V.

Makiko Nishikaze

15.12.1996 Institut Unzeit Music On Sunday Afternoons 56 Shades I-V 1995/96  UA – piano Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Martin Riches / Emmett Williams

17.11.1996 Institut Unzeit Music On Sunday Afternoons 55 Martin Riches (Berlin) – “MotorMouth” – a speaking machine, work-in-progress Emmett Williams (Berlin) – “The Boy and the Bird” – performance Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

People Like Us

08.09.1996 STAALPLAAT Klub im Berliner Prater with Co Caspar & Sniper

STAALPLAAT in Berlin

01.08. – 08.09.1996 Berliner Prater, Eimer, Institut Unzeit, Wasserspeicher Galerie o zwei and Freunde Guter Musik Berlin present: STAALPLAAT in Berlin / Special Offer With support from Kulturamt Prenzlauer Berg von Berlin, Berliner Prater Garten GmbH, Königlich Niederländische Botschaft in Bonn, Mondriaan Stiftung, Amsterdam und The British Council, and Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V. Program: 01.08.1996 ETANT DONNÉS (F) with Saba Komossa (Berlin) 02.08.1996 JAAP BLONK (NL) – sound poet & voice artist 02. – 07.08.1996 PEOPLE LIKE US (GB) – easy listening & video 08.08.1996 BAD SECTOR (I) – low & high-tech electronic 10.08.1996 KAPOTTE MUZIEK (NL) with Co Casper (Berlin) 11.08.1996 KAPOTTE MUZIEK 13.08.1996 DEUTSCH NEPAL & INANNA (S) – dark ambient 13….

Magazin “subraum”

06.09.1996 STAALPLAAT Klub im Berliner Prater with Zen Faschisten & guests

Noriko

05.09.1996 STAALPLAAT Klub im Berliner Prater From the Forest of Tigers and Spirits – video & CD (Japan)

Stern-CD and artefakt.Magazin

01.09.1996 STAALPLAAT Klub im Berliner Prater Presentation

BMB con

30.08. – 01.09.1996 Wasserspeicher Performances

TMRX

29.08.1996 STAALPLAAT Klub im Berliner Prater Sound collage

Thomas Köner & Jürgen Reble

25.08.1996 Institut Unzeit Alchemie – film-sound-projection

Fiona Tan

25.08. – 08.09.1996 STAALPLAAT Klub im Berliner Prater Installation

Muslimgauze

24.08.1996 Institut Unzeit Industrial Raga – mit Werner Durand, Ben de Biel & Chris Keller

Chi

23.08.1996 STAALPLAAT Klub im Berliner Prater Afro Pop

Dominique Petitgand

20. – 22.08.1996 STAALPLAAT Klub im Berliner Prater Radio play

Reptilicus

19.08.1996 STAALPLAAT Klub im Berliner Prater Industrial Techno

O Yuki Conjugate & Sons Of Silence = Spoke

17./18.08.1996 STAALPLAAT Klub im Berliner Prater Sound performance with bicycles etc.

Fetisch Park

15.08.1996 STAALPLAAT Klub im Berliner Prater Video-, sound- & text performance

Marc Marc

15.08. – 05.09.1996 STAALPLAAT Klub im Berliner Prater Interactive installation in the Prater garden

Zbigniew Karkowski

14.08.1996 STAALPLAAT Klub im Berliner Prater Performance

Charlemagne Palestine

14.08.1996 Institut Unzeit Piano & talk

Deutsch Nepal & Inanna

13.08.1996 STAALPLAAT Klub im Berliner Prater Dark Ambient

Ian Van Riel

13. – 24.08.1996 STAALPLAAT Klub im Berliner Prater Sound- & film installation

Kapotte Muziek

11.08.1996 STAALPLAAT Klub im Berliner Prater

Kapotte Muziek mit Co Casper

10.08.1996 Eimer Musica povera