2020/21 Concerts


mumei, the music journal edited by Ryoko Akama and Heather Frasch, releases its latest edition TEN.  The launch will start with an installation exhibit, followed by performances by Ryoko Akama, Koen Nutters, and Steffi Weismann.

2021 DEC 15, 16 and 17 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Storied jazz quintet Atomic plays three nights at KM28 on the final leg of its farewell tour, with Fredrik Ljungkvist (reeds), Magnus Broo (trumpet), Håvard Wiik (piano), Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (bass), and Hans Hulbækmo (drums).

2021 DEC 14 TUE 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Nina Guo (voice) & Augustė Vickunaitė (reel-to-reel tape)

Nils Ostendorf (trumpet, modular synth) & Laurent Bruttin (clarinet, analog synth)

2021 DEC 9 THU 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Marina Cyrino (flutes) & Matthias Koole (guitars) premiere new works composed for their ICNISP duo by Liz Allbee, Ute Wasserman, Raed Yassin, Magda Mayas, and ICNISP.

2021 DEC 8 WED 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Sébastien Roux, Les Disparitions, a series of studies on the sound phenomenon and its disappearance, performed by the ensemble Thymes (Cyprien Busolini, viola; Yannick Guédon, voice; and Deborah Walker, cello)

2021 DEC 4 SAT 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Sound Portraits: Jasmine Guffond

Doron Sadja hosts a listening, discussion, and performance session featuring Jasmine Guffond, an  artist and composer working at the interface of social, political, and technical infrastructures.

2021 DEC 3 FRI 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

A farewell concert for NYC-bound Cenk Ergün (electronics) with Nick Dunston (bass, electronics) and Cansu Tanrıkulu (voice, electronics), now stepping in for Alvin Curran.

2021 DEC 2 THU 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Perlonex's first concert since their 20th anniversary tour of 2019. The lineup remains Jörg Maria Zeger (electric guitars, electronics), Ignaz Schick (turntables, sampler, electronics) & Burkhard Beins (bass guitar, amplified cymbals, electronics).

2021 DEC 1 WED 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Zinc & Copper:  Codex

 Zinc & Copper and Barbara Kinga Majewska (soprano) perform music from Michał Libera and Barbara Kinga Majewska's Codex Subpartum cycle (2019), a work based on art from the MuzeumSztuki collection in Łodz.

2021 NOV 29 MON 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

 Elisabeth Harnik (piano) & Frank Gratkowski (alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet, bass flute) continue a partnership established through their 2019-20 performances at Australia's SoundOut, Austria's Klangspuren, and the Loft in Cologne.

2021 NOV 27 SAT 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

 Vula Viel's Bex Burch (gyil) assembles a new quartet featuring Owen Gardner (guitar), Adam Pultz Melbye (double bass), and Mariá Portugal (drums). 

2021 NOV 26 FRI 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Power Loom #4

Power Loom presents solo electronics sets by Caleb Salgado and Mark.

2021 NOV 24 WED 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Ernesto Cárcamo Cavazos performs his latest composition Cascabeles, a suite for hi-hat and electronics; Daniel Craig gives a solo set for reel-to-reel tape and laptop.

2021 NOV 22 MON 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

 Nowhere Street #2

KUZU, formed in 2017 when Dave Rempis (saxophone) joined the inimitable duo of Tashi Dorji (guitar) & Tyler Damon (drums), plays one night only in Berlin.

2021 NOV 21 SUN 19:30 DOORS 20:00 CONCERT 

Sequence #12

Joe Houston & Sarah Saviet perform Chiyoko Szlavnics, Constellations 1-3 (piano, sine waves) (2011); Saviet/Houston, repeat/sustain (violin, piano, field recordings) (2021) (UA); Michaela Catranis, The glo_machine chronicles (violin, piano/synthesizers & glo_machine) (2021) (UA); and Catherine Lamb, Prisma Interius VII (violin, secondary rainbow synthesizer) (2018).

2021 NOV 20 SAT 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT

Solo saxophone sets by Chris Pitsiokos (alto sax) and Sofía Salvo (baritone sax)

2021 NOV 19 FRI 19:00 DOORS 19:30 CONCERT  

Radical Sounds Latin America presents three live performances at KM28 by Tomás Tello, Mariana Carvalho, and Paula Schopf and broadcasts them live on Cashmere Radio. 

2021 NOV 16 TUE and NOV 17 WED 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

A two-night presentation of guitarist Oren Ambarchi's latest composition Carpe Diem, featuring Konrad Sprenger (motorized guitar), Julia Reidy (12-string guitar), Sam Dunscombe (clarinet & electronics), Mike Majkowski (acoustic bass), and Samuel Rohrer (drums & electronics)

2021 NOV 13 SAT 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Kapital Band I  Nicholas Bussmann & Martin Brandlmayr perform music for drums and Der Automat, the robot-controlled grand piano designed by Winfried Ritsch.

2021 NOV 12 FRI 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

GRIFF presents their first album GRIFF on Inexhaustible Editions. Ingrid Schmoliner (piano), Emilio Gordoa (vibes), and Adam Pultz Melbye (bass)

Percussionist Christian Windfeld performs Lykkebækken for Chinese spouting bowl.

2021 NOV 11 THU 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Lina Allemano Four takes their sixth album Vegetables on tour, featuring Lina Allemano (trumpet, compositions), Brodie West (alto sax), Andrew Downing (bass), and Nick Fraser (drums).

2021 NOV 10 WED 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Hervé Boghossian, Mécanique Organique (2021) for acoustic guitar; Fredrik Rasten, Murmurations for guitars played with electronic bows; and Owen Gardner, solo for microtonal electric guitar.

2021 NOV 9 TUE 19:15 DOORS 20:00 CONCERT

Well Tuned Brass 2021:  Downtown

Zinc & Copper play Phill Niblock's Baobob Zink, written for Z&C in 2014, as well as their composition Well Tuned Brass; Werner Durand discusses the downtown NYC and Berlin scenes and shares unreleased gems from his collection.

2021 NOV 6 SAT 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Sound Portraits: Kaffe Matthews

Doron Sadja hosts a listening, discussion, and performance session featuring sound artist Kaffe Matthews, who works live with space, data, things, and place to make new electroacoustic compositions. 

2021 NOV 4 THU  19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Nic Collins (!trumpet), Liz Allbee (trumpet), and Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet) present Exploded View, a trio for disassembled brass, with an additional set by Tony Elieh (solo electric bass).

2021 NOV 3 WED  19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Fidan Aghayeva-Edler presents her new program Mobility & Fluctuations,  a re-presentation of works by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Morton Feldman, and Miika Hyytiäinen.

2021 OCT 31 SUN  19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Vibrant Matter Portraits #6

Heather Frasch performs her solo work Weaving broken threads for digital cigar boxes & thread (2017) and the new ensemble piece I touch what I cannot quite reach… for violin, cello, kinetic sound objects & shadow boxes (2020), with Andrea Neumann, Lucy Railton, and Miako Klein.

2021 OCT 29 FRI  19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Spill  Tony Buck (drums, percussion) and Magda Mayas (piano) 

Brutter  Fredrik Wallumrød (drums, electronics) and Christian Wallumrød (drum machines, synth, electronics)

2021 OCT 28 THU 19:15 DOORS 20:00 CONCERT  

Phil Minton & Friends

A solo vocal set by Phil Minton, along with duo sets by Lea Bertucci & Cansu Tanrikulu and Audrey Chen & Hugo Esquinca (aka Voice/Process)

2021 OCT 27 WED  19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Record release concert

Natural Realms by Bryan Eubanks (clave, feedback, soprano saxophone, electronics) and Xavier Lopez (electronics) 

Judith Hamann, Humming Suites for solo cello and voice

2021 OCT 25 MON  19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Record release concert

Michael Winter, Counterfeiting in Colonial Connecticut, performed by Elliot Simpson (guitar & electronics) and Michael Winter (reader)

Mariana Carvalho, voices

Freeman Edwards, 5 works for electric guitar, performed by Michael Winter

2021 OCT 24 SUN  19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Sequence #11

Sarah Saviet and Mathis Mayr perform Marc Sabat's Claudius Ptolemy (violin and cello), Mathis Mayr's Ondas (cello and viola); Hildegard von Bingen glissando studies (vielle, baroque violin, and Ernst Surberg on synthesizer), and a new work by Joseph Lake for solo violin.

2021 OCT 22 FRI 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Adam Goodwin (double bass) plays solo works by Andrew Jordan Miller, Fernando Grillo, Stefano Scodanibbio, Adam Goodwin, James Tenney, and Giacinto Scelsi. 

2021 OCT 21 THU 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Elisabeth Coudoux (cello) joins Julius Windisch (piano, synthesizer), Simon Jermyn (electric bass), and Leif Berger (drums), capping a trio of concerts in Munich, Cologne, and Berlin.

2021 OCT 16 SAT 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Andrew Bernstein performs a new work for alto saxophone and sustain guitar, joined by Owen Gardner.

Fredrik Rasten performs his recent Lineament I and II for four guitars, voice, and electronics.

2021 OCT 15 FRI 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Achim Kaufmann (piano) plays in duo with Kazu Uchihashi (guitar) and in trio with Tobias Delius (saxophone, clarinet) and Nick Dunston (double bass).

2021 OCT 13 WED 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Alinéa Ensemble's Tyler Bouque sings Chaya Czernowin’s Adiantum Capillus-Veneris cycle and Tim McCormack’s panic around death.

2021 OCT 12 TUE 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Longstanding collaborators Peter Evans and Elias Stemeseder detour to Berlin to perform two duo sets for trumpet and piano/synthesizer.

2021 OCT 9 SAT 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Sound Portraits: Nguyễn + Transitory

An evening of listening, discussion, and performance with interdisciplinary electronics duo Nguyễn + Transitory, with Sound Portraits host Doron Sadja.

2021 OCT 8 FRI 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Power Loom #3

Solo electronics sets by Annie Garlid's UCC Harlo and singer and producer Yosa Peit

2021 OCT 5 TUE 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Elias Stemeseder & Georg Vogel perform their intricately constructed duo works for piano, spinnets, synthesizers, and Claviton, a 31-tone-per-octave keyboard constructed by Vogel.

2021 OCT 4 MON 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Graphème Vol. 1 publication concert

smallest functional unit (Tony Buck, Mazen Kerbaj, Magda Mayas, and Ute Wassermann) are joined by Anthea Caddy, Andrea Parkins, and Raed Yassin  to perform works from the first volume of Graphème, a book series for unconventional, hybrid notational formats and graphic scores. 

2021 OCT 2 SAT 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Zea + Oscar Jan Hoogland is the duo of The Ex frontman Arnold de Boer (vocals, guitar) and Oscar Jan Hoogland (electric clavichord). Their off-kilter debut Summing was released in 2020 on Makkum Records.

2021 OCT 1 FRI 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Bruce McClure performs TOWER for 16-mm film projector, fans, and loudspeakers, and Alex Mendizabal performs a new work from his membrane series.

2021 SEP 29 WED 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Lucie Vítková and Viola Yip perform a feedback set for accordion and harmonica, hacked Lazy Susan, speakers, and microphones, as well as a second set for two synthesizers. 

2021 SEP 25 SAT 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Microtub, the pioneering trio of Robin Hayward (microtonal F tuba), Peder Simonsen (microtonal C tuba), and Martin Taxt (microtonal C tuba), premieres its latest compositions.

2021 SEP 23 THU 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Antje Vowinckel's Hubraum for two vibrating speakers and objects (2020), performed by Vowinckel and Chris Heenan, uses everyday motoric sounds to explore hidden melodies.  Also Vowinckel's Drag a rock and drop and roll performed by Vowinckel (soprano sax) and Sabine Ercklentz (trumpet) and a trio performance by Vowinckel, Heenan, and Ercklentz.

2021 SEP 22 WED 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Magda Mayas (piano, keyboards, objects, and playback) and artist Tina Douglas present Objects of Interest (Room 40) in this record and book release concert. Mayas performs four tactile visual scores by Tina Douglas exploring materiality and gesture between the visual and the sonic. 

2021 SEP 18 SAT 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

Composer and drummer Martin Brandlmayr performs Vive les fantômes, a concert version of his SWR radio play awarded the Karl Sczuka Prize in 2018. In this work, Brandlymayr leads an imaginary dialogue with the phantoms of his artistic biography.


Labor Neunzehn resident Matthias Koole performs recent works for guitar and electronics by Kaj Duncan David, Catherine Lamb, Michael Winter, Alessandro Massobrio (with video by Valentina Besegher), and Andrés Nuño de Buen.

2021 SEP 15 WED 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT  

How Noisy Are the Rooms? is the gleeful mashup trio of Joke Lanz (turntables), Almut Kühne (vocals), and Alfred Vogel (percussion), bringing together a broad range of noise, trip-hop, and jazz influences.


Zinc & Copper continues its Well Tuned Brass series with performances of Cat Lamb's A Medial Line (2021) and Hayden Chisholm's Bonacci's Son's True Prime Time (2021) (UA), followed by short conversations with the composers.


Famous Grapes Recordings x 20 Seconds Magazine

Niko LFO (synth, voice, mics, radio ecosystem) and Grischa Lichtenberger (electronics) perform solo sets to mark the release of Niko LFO's Aurality on Famous Grapes and the publication of Issue 3 of 20 Seconds Magazine

2021 SEP 9 THU 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Lina Allemano's Ohrenschmaus performs trumpeter Allemano’s distinctive compositions, with Dan Peter Sundland (bass) and Michael Griener (drums). Their debut album Rats and Mice was released in March 2020 to much critical fanfare.

2021 SEP 8 WED 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT

The International Nothing, the psychoacoustic clarinet duo of Kai Fagaschinski and Michael Thieke, premieres their latest composition Just None of Those Things (2021), to be featured on their fifth album release. 

2021 SEP 7 TUE 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Leading new music ensemble Sonar Quartett perform their recent composition PETRAM (2021, WP).

2021 SEP 4 SAT 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Sound Portraits:  Thomas Ankersmit

Sound Portraits is a series that explores the work of composers who are paving the way for contemporary electronic music. Host Doron Sadja kicks off its Artist Sessions with a live listening and discussion session with Thomas Ankersmit


Bassist James Ilgenfritz and bass clarinetist Katie Porter present solo works by Teodora Stepancic, Devin Maxwell, Lucie Vítková, and Gergely Szabó, and perform together with Viola Yip, Nicola Hein, Chris Heenan, and Axel Dörner.

2021 SEP 2 THU 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Federico Pozzer (piano) & Lucio Tasca (guitar) perform Breath II (2017), a work in which the three cycles of breath (inhalation, exhalation, pause) act as a time regulator.

2021 AUG 31 TUE 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Karlrecords showcase

Three artists with recent or upcoming releases on Berlin's Karlrecords perform as a trio for the first time:  Aidan Baker (guitar, effects), Ale Hop (guitar, electronics) & Audrey Chen (voice, electronics).

2021 AUG 26 THU 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

FS New Discantus Quintet, performing compositions of Lucio Capece (soprano sax, field recordings), with Tatiana Heuman (percussion), Gerard Lebik (tenor saxophone), Mike Majkowski (double bass), and Quentin Tolimieri (piano, synthesizer)

2021 AUG 25 WED 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

At the International Congress of Arab Music in Cairo in 1932, the musicologist Mady Humbert-Lavergne suggested using the Ondes Martenot to play Arab music. Inspired by this idea, Khyam Allami (oud) and Julie Normal (Ondes Martenot) present an exploration of the sonic and musical possibilities between their instruments, centered around the tonalities of the Arab maqām system, and will premiere composed and improvised pieces for oud, Ondes Martenot, and electronics.

2021 AUG 24 TUE 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Porta Chiusa, the long-standing microtonal clarinet trio of Paed Conca, Hans Koch, and Michael Thieke, present their latest works.

Composer and pianist Quentin Tolimieri performs a new work from his soprano and bass melodica series.

2021 AUG 23 MON 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 


Simon Jermyn (electric guitar) reforms this electric jazz quartet, with Phillip Gropper (saxophones), Petter Eldh (electric bass), and new arrival Lukas Akintaya (drums)

2021 AUG 12 THU 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Els Vandeweyer celebrates the release of trash (Ediciones Capablanca 2021), her new record for trash guitar and voice.

Johannes Schleiermacher (buchla, sax, and flute), Anaïs Tuerlinckx (multi-stringed box), and Els Vandeweyer (vibraphone) peform as the trio MUCKLA 3000.

2021 AUG 11 WED 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 


The virtuosic duo of Maria Reich (viola, violin) & Mark Pringle (piano) are joined by drummer Moritz Baumgärtner.

2021 AUG 10 TUE 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

A send-off concert for Joe Talia, featuring the duo Joe Talia (drums) & Oren Ambarchi (guitar and electronics), and the trio Joe Talia (drums), Sam Dunscombe (bass clarinet) & Julia Reidy (guitar)

2021 AUG 7 SAT 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Jordan Dykstra and Koen Nutters, In Better Shape Than You Found Me (2021) (world premiere), performed by Jordan Dykstra (free-reed), Hannes Lingens (crotales, vibraphone), Manuel Pessoa de Lima (piano), and Lucy Railton (cello)

2021 AUG 6 FRI 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Manuel Pessoa de Lima, Brazil Means Red (2021), a lecture-performance on whiteness in Brazilian music

Jordan Dykstra, Sunrunning in Reverse (2021) (world premiere) for voices, playback, and objects, performed by Jordan Dykstra and Jessie Marino

2021 AUG 5 THU 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Worst Behaviour #5

Avantgarde vocalist Frauke Aulbert presents Utopia Macramé, a theatrical performance-lecture in which sociologist and anthropologist Dr. Ké de le Praire guides us through the processes leading to the proclamation of matriarchy as the status quo in the year 2049.


Well Tuned Brass 2021: Refraction 

Brass ensemble Zinc & Copper kick off their new series with Hanna Hartman's GARDEN (2021), Christoph Herndler's vom festen, das weiche (2007), and a conversation on common points of the tonal and color spectrums.

2021 AUG 1 SUN 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

the whole world to hide

Jessica Aszodi (soprano), Richard Valitutto (piano) and Ryan Muncy (saxophone) perform songs by Poulenc and Vivier, solo works by Du Yun and Federico Mompou, and George Lewis's Shadowgraph 5.

2021 JUL 29 THU 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Double record release concert 

Beacon Sound releases A Fog Like Liars Loving by Leider, the doom-song quartet of Rishin Singh, featuring Sam Dunscombe (clarinets), Nina Guo (voice), Derek Shirley (bass, percussion), and Rishin Singh (trombone).

Syrphe Records releases Turchesi Miracolosi  by The Pond, the electroacoustic vocal duo of Elisabetta Lanfredini (voice) and Nicolas Wiese (processsing & feedback)

2021 JUL 28 WED 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Composer Conrad Winslow's Dry County for solo piano and Longliner Trio for piano trio (world premieres) and Keep an Open Channel for solo piano (2021), performed by Liam Mallett (flute), Joseph Kromholz (violin), and Conrad Winslow (piano).

2021 JUL 26 MON 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Carolyn Chen portrait concert

rara avis (2015) for solo cello, with "Woodycock" introduction, performed by Judith Hamann

How to assemble (2012/15) for 7 voices (Jessica Aszodi, Nina Guo, Richard Valitutto, Sarah Saviet, Michiko Ogawa, Manuel Lima, Sam Dunscombe) and Persimmons (2012), a round in 4 parts (Jessica Aszodi, Nina Guo, Judith Hamann, Sarah Saviet)

The movement of glass through a house (2013) (short film by Carolyn Chen) and Hand Catching Flour (2018) (short film by Lyndsay Bloom, music by Carolyn Chen, commissioned and performed by Michiko Ogawa)

2021 JUL 25 SUN 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT 

Opening night: Jennifer Walshe & Charles Ives

Nina Guo (soprano), Joe Houston (piano), and Sarah Saviet (violin) present an evening of songs by Jennifer Walshe and Charles Ives, plus Ives's Three-Page Sonata for piano and Violin Sonata No. 2.

2020  DEC 10 (THU), 11 (FRI), 12 (SAT)  19:00 LIVESTREAM

KNM Contemporaries: Music in the Making 2020

For three days, KNM Contemporaries offers a platform for intercultural composition, listening, and discussion, featuring solo pieces by Francisco C. Goldschmidt, Macarena Rosmanich, Martin Schüttler, Anda Kryeziu, Füsun Köksal, Anaïs-Nour Benlachhab, Catherine Lamb, Matti Heininen, Hunjoo Jung, and Emre Dündar, performed by members of Ensemble KNM Berlin. Livestream presentations and concerts broadcast from KM28 each night from 19:00. Free viewing at

2020  OCT 31 SAT  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

Power Loom #2

Power Loom continues its new series for Berlin-based electronics with solo sets by Mario de Vega and Cammack Lindsey

2020  OCT 30 FRI  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

Entr'acte and Stellage record release 

Lucio Capece presents his new album Epimoric Tide for slide sax and electronics, and Quentin Tolimieri performs solo piano. 

2020 OCT 29 THU  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

Nowhere Street #1

Peter Margasak kicks off his Nowhere Street series with crys cole performing a piece of work and Deborah Walker  performing Starflux for cello and electronics. 

2020 OCT 24 SAT 19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT at KM28

Harmonic Space 2020 (Day 6/6)

M.O. Abott, V1 for small ensemble

Catherine Lamb, Mirror for solo bass

Marc Sabat, Divide for small ensemble

James Tenney, Glissade for violin, cello, and bass and Just Another Bagatelle for violin and cello


2020  OCT 23 FRI 19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT at KM28

Harmonic Space 2020 (Day 5/6)

An Introduction to Just Intonation, a talk with demonstrations by Frank Reinecke & Helge Slaatto 

Wolfgang von Schweinitz, Plainsound Glissando Modulation for violin and bass

[Concert postponed due to travel restrictions.]

 2020 OCT 21 WED  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT at KM28

Harmonic Space 2020 (Day 4/6)

Thomas Nicholson, WENN for alto flute, bass clarinet, and violin

Chiyoko Szlavnics, Partial Response for solo guitar; Quick Figure for two violins; and Freehand Poitras for two violins and cello

James Tenney, Bridge for two microtonal pianos (eight handed)


 2020 OCT 19 MON  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT at KM28

Harmonic Space 2020 (Day 3/6)

James Tenney, Quintext for string quartet and bass

Fredrik Rasten, View for solo cello

Marc Sabat, Partite Requiem for solo cello

Catherine Lamb, Prisma Interius VIII for small ensemble


 2020 OCT 17 SAT  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT at KM28 

Harmonic Space 2020 (Day 2/6)

Roundtable discussion of James Tenney, with special guests

John Cage, Ryoanji for trombone and percussion

James Tenney, Valentine Manifesto; Walter Zimmermann's Desert Plants telephone interview with Tenney; and Charles Ives's Concorde Sonata (performed by Tenney, recording)


 2020 OCT 16 FRI  18:00 DOORS, 18:30 and 21:15 CONCERTS at KINDL Galerie

Harmonic Space 2020 (Day 1/6)

James Tenney, For Ann (rising), Harmonium #7, Postal Pieces Nos. 1-10, Phases for Edgard Varese, and 'Scend for Scelsi

Harmonic Space Orchestra and guests 


2020 OCT 9 FRI  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

Tomoko Akasaka (viola) and Marcin Masecki (piano) perform J. S. Bach's Partita No. 6 in E minor, Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, and Viola da Gamba Sonata No. 3 in G minor.

2020 OCT 7 WED  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

**Y** aka Four Star Why, the psychedelic rock-jazz outfit of Liz Kosack (synthesizer), Steve Heather (drums), and Dan Peter Sundland (bass).

2020 OCT 3 SAT  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

Sequence #10

Joe Houston (piano) and Sarah Saviet (violin) perform James Weeks, Wie soll ich meine Seele halten (2005); Ann Cleare, Inner (2009); Joe Houston, lines, spaces (2020); Rebecca Saunders, Duo (1996); and Morton Feldman, Spring of Chosroes (1977).

 2020 OCT 2 FRI  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

The Pitch, with Boris Baltschun (electric pump organ), Morton Joh (vibraphone), Koen Nutters (double bass), and Michael Thieke (clarinet)

 2020 OCT 1 THU  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

Hervé Boghossian, Green Cardigan (For Jim O'Rourke) Part 1, for solo guitar

Bryan Eubanks (saxophone electronics and clave), Xavier Lopez (synthesizer and keyboards) & Derek Shirley (drums)

 2020 SEP 30 WED  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

Sequence #9

ELISION Ensemble perform Harrison Birtwistle's Four Interludes for a Tragedy (bassett clarinet & tape), Liza Lim's Su Song Star Map for solo violin and Microbiome for solo clarinet (UA), Richard Barrett's tract (solo piano) and flechtwerk (clarinet & piano), and Matthew Sergeant's bet denagel (solo baroque violin). Carl Rosman (clarinet), Sarah Saviet (violin), and Alex Waite (piano)  

 2020 SEP 26 SAT  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

Power Loom #1

Power Loom, a new series featuring electronic music mainly from Berlin, kicks off with solo sets by Broshuda and Wilted Woman.

 2020 SEP 24 THU  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

Worst Behaviour #4

Nina Guo & Augustė Vickunaitė, duo for voice and reel-to-reel tape machines; Manuel Pessoa de Lima presenting his new album Friseur for solo piano and playback; and Jessica Aszodi, against nature (solo performance)

 2020 SEP 23 WED  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

Adam Pultz Melbye performs solo works for FAAB (Feedback-Actuated Augmented Bass) and contrabass. 

Bex Burch performs solo percussion, including the gyil, a xylophone from Dagaare, Ghana. 

 2020 SEP 22 TUE  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

 A solo piano set by Elias Stemeseder, followed by a set with new trio partners  Laura Schuler (violin) and Nick Dunston (bass)  


Vertical Railway: An Elevator Project

Christina Ertl-Shirley's installation on the elevator as a sounding narrative space, featuring new works inspired by elevators and elevator music, composed and performed by Hilà Lahav, Sabine Ercklentz & Andrea Neumann, Maria Bertel (live streamed), and JD Zazie

 2020 SEP 18 FRI  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

Thomas Ankersmit, solo electronics, and Joe Talia, solo tape and electronics 

 2020 SEP 17 THU  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

Record release concert

Vinyl -terror & -horror (Greta Christensen and Camilla Sørensen) present their new album THE SOUND AROUND YOU, featuring George Kentros (violin)

 2020 SEP 12 SAT  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

Composer, pianist, and electroacoustic musician Anthony Pateras performs solo piano; sound artist and composer HATAM presents The Sublime Object.

 2020 SEP 11 FRI  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

Zinc & Copper: Well Tuned Brass

Melancholic & Hopeful

A remote conversation with Duane Pitre and Hilary Jeffery

Duane Pitre, Pons (work in progress)

Hilary Jeffery, Mining for Modulations, part 1 (UA), performed by Zinc & Copper, with Dearbhla Nolan (trumpet)

 2020 SEP 10 THU  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

Zinc & Copper: Well Tuned Brass

Modes & Music

A conversation on modal music with Cenk Ergün and Elena Kakaliagou 

Cenk Ergün, Small Small (Berlin premiere), performed by Zinc & Copper

 2020 SEP 9 WED  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

Zinc & Copper: Well Tuned Brass

Blues & Tuning

A conversation with Robin Hayward on blues and microtonality, followed by Blue Brass, an improvisation by Zinc & Copper

Robin Hayward, Alpha Centauri (Berlin premiere), performed by Zinc & Copper

 2020 SEP 8 TUE  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

Zinc & Copper: Well Tuned Brass

Pop & Harmony

A conversation with Ellen Arkbro on a harmonious way of working in dialogue with pop music

Ellen Arkbro, CHORDS for Brass (Berlin premiere), performed by Zinc & Copper

 2020 SEP 4 FRI  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

Season Opener (cont'd)

Our season opener continues with Petter Eldh & Bendik Giske (double bass & saxophone); Lucy Railton & Petter Eldh (cello & double bass); Johnny Chang (solo violin); Morton Joh & Stine Janvin (short film); Judith Hamann (solo cello); and Lucio Capece (solo bass clarinet)

 2020 SEP 3 THU  19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT

Season Opener

Two nights of duo and solo performances organized by Lucy Railton, with Khyam Allami (solo electroacoustic oud); Jasmine Guffond (solo electronics), Stine Janvin (solo), Judith Hamann & Lucy Railton (cello duo); Elias Stemeseder (solo piano); and Cansu Tanrıkulu & Nick Dunston (voice & double bass) 

 2020 MAR 12 THU 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

Macri Cáceres & Hatifnatten, featuring Macri Cáceres (concert flute, ceramic flutes), Sabine Vogel (concert flute, ceramic flutes) and Ute Wassermann (ceramic flutes, voice, bird whistles) performing on self-made Meso and South American pre-Hispanic instruments

 2020 MAR 7 SAT 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

Morton Feldman, For John Cage (1982), performed by Sarah Saviet (violin) and Joe Houston (piano)

 2020 MAR 5 THU 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

Morton Feldman, For Bunita Marcus (1985), performed by Joe Houston (piano)

 2020 MAR 4 WED 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

Morton Feldman, Patterns in a Chromatic Field (1981), performed by Lucy Railton (cello) and Joe Houston (piano)

 2020 MAR 2 MON 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

Worst Behaviour #3

Popebama (Erin Rogers and Dennis Sullivan) perform duos by Erin Rogers, Paul Pinto, Jenna Lyle, and Dennis Sullivan; Rama Gottfried performs excerpts from his video-puppetry work Scenes from the Plastisphere  

 2020 FEB 29 SAT 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

Microtub, with Robin Hayward (microtonal F tuba), Peder Simonsen (microtonal C tuba, synthesizers), and Martin Taxt (microtonal C tuba) 

 2020 FEB 28 FRI 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

Glue, 10th anniversary concert, with Tom Arthurs (trumpet), Miles Perkin (contrabass), and Yorgos Dimitriadis (drums & microphones)

 2020 FEB 26 WED 19:30 DOORS, 20:00 START TIME

Sound Portraits #1

Sound Portraits presents a listening and discussion session on Maryanne Amacher, hosted by Doron Sadja.

 2020 FEB 25 TUE 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

Banishing Ritual release concert

Adam Goodwin (solo bass) plays Scodanibbio, Scelsi and Goodwin, followed by Adam Goodwin, Book of Murmur (excerpts) for string quartet and Iron Age for violin and piano, with Adam Goodwin (bass), Penelope Gkika (violin), Shasta Ellenbogen (viola), Amélie Legrand (cello), Maroulita de Kol (piano)

 2020 FEB 24 MON 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

HEAR in NOW, the string trio of Mazz Swift (violin/vocals), Silvia Bolognesi (bass) and Tomeka Reid (cello) 

 2020 FEB 20 THU 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

Vibrant Matter Portraits #4

Lucie Vítková performs Emergency - Migration (synthesizer, voice, tap dance); Wild Animal (sonic costume, accordion, voice); and Vibrant Matter (accordion, hichiriki, objects, voice), with Evelyn Saylor (voice, synthesizer, electronics), Stellan Veloce (cello, voice), and Martyna Poznańska (field recordings, objects, voice)  

 2020 FEB 15 SAT 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

tmrw> #10

tmrw> tape label presents solo sets by Eric Bauer (reel-to-reel tape recorder, electronics) and Seiji Morimoto (electronics) 

 2020 FEB 14 FRI 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

Jean-Luc Guionnet & Seijiro Murayama, duo for saxophone and percussion; Leila Bordreuil, solo cello


The Golden Age #4 

Exhibition of recent paintings by Christian Perdix, followed by a talk with Heiko Pfreundt and Lisa Schorm, directors of Kreuzberg Pavillon, on the challenges faced by Berlin project spaces in creating viable alternative structures to that of the commercial gallery world. 

 2020 FEB 8 SAT 19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT 

Australian Bushfire Benefit 

A fundraiser concert with Felicity Mangan, Joe Talia, Ned Collette, Merja Kokkonen, and Jessica  EkomaneAll concert  proceeds will be donated to the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network

 2020 FEB 7 FRI 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

Sequence #8

Sarah Saviet (violin) and Susanne Peters (flutes) play Natasha Barrett's Sagittarius A* (with electronics by Nicholas Moroz) and works by Jason Eckardt, Evan Johnson, and Timothy McCormack.

 2020 FEB 6 THU 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

Seth Josel premieres new solo guitar works by William Hellermann (reconstructed by Josel), Nicolas Collins, and Daniela Fantechi.

Nicolas Collins performs Immortal Coil (2019-20) for electromagnetic feedback and other works for live electronics. 

 2020 FEB 1 SAT 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

Luc Ex (bass) debuts his new trio with Audrey Chen (voice, electronics) and DJIllvibe (turntables); Felicity Mangan, solo electronics and field recordings

 2020 JAN 31 FRI 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

Composer Alex Mendizabal gives a site-specific concert for membranes, water, and soap; performance artist Mattin presents his solo for audience. 

 2020 JAN 30 THU 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

The percussion and electronics duo reConvert perform Fernando Manassero's Amoeba and other works, with video by Ramiro Iturrioz. Mads Emil Dreyer's short film Bølger (2015) will also be presented. 

 2020 JAN 25 SAT 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

Kink Gong (aka Laurent Jeanneau) presents an audiovisual work comprising material from his acclaimed releases Chinese Voice (2019), Dali Market China (2007), Xinjiang 2009 (2018), Tibetan Buddhism Trip (2016), Morsing Bimo 1997 (2018), and Lisu Thailand (2013). 

 2020 JAN 24 FRI 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

Sam Dunscombe presents her recent compositions Outside Ludlow (Desert Disco) for quarter-inch tape, field recordings,  and analog and digital synthesis and Eternities Return, a multi-channel synthesized work for sine waves. 

 2020 JAN 23 THU 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

Judith Hamann plays Pulse Studies II for solo cello, and Jon Heilbron plays "January 22. Thomas Crow appears out of his mind. Sub-inspector King shot himself on the police station verandah. Another hot day." for solo contrabass 

 2020 JAN 20 MON 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

Release concert for Das B.'s first album Canopy, with Tony Buck (drums), Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet), Magda Mayas (piano) and Mike Majkowski (bass)  

 2020 JAN 18 SAT 19:30 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT (note early start time)

The Mouthfeel is a series that explores poetry, narrative, and lecture in the context of experimental music and sound. Edition No. 2 features Antje Vowinckel, Kathi Hofer, Luci Dayhew, Nathan Gray, and T. Kowalski (in conjunction with CTM Vorspiel 2020.) 

 2020 JAN 17 FRI 19:30 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT (note early start time)

tmrw> #09

tmrw> tape label presents Nina Guo & Augustė Vickunaitė's duo for high soprano and reel-to-reel tape recorder, Emilio Gordoa's Sound Emancipations I.II, and William "Bilwa" Costa's premiere of number phase: 12 - 19 / 20 - 90. 

 2020 JAN 15 WED 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

Worst Behaviour #2

Jennifer Torrence and Simon Løffler perform Graduale by Simon Løffler; Choral by Jeppe Virenfeldt Ernst; An elemental thing by Liza Lim; and Diomedeidae by Simon Løffler.

 2020 JAN 14 TUE 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 EVENT


Electronics composer, label manager, and author Cedrík Fermont and composer, musician, and poet Tomomi Adachi present their recent work and discuss currents within the global contemporary music scene.

 2020 JAN 13 MON 19:30 DOORS, 20:30 CONCERT

Silke Eberhard kicks off the year with a performance by the Silke Eberhard Trio, with Jan Roder (bass) and Kay Lübke (drums). 

 2020 JAN 11 SAT 19:30 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT 

The International Nothing celebrate its 20th anniversary with Three Nights of Nothing. The series begins at KM28 with Morton Feldman's Palais de Mari (1986), performed by Antonis Anissegos (solo piano); Seamus Cater, Traces of Alexander J. Ellis (2020) for voice and extended Pythagorean concertina; and The International Nothing (Kai Fagaschinski & Michael Thieke, clarinets & compositions) performing Less Action, Less Excitement, Less Everything (2006-09)