2021 DEC 18 SAT 19:00 INSTALLATION 20:30 CONCERT
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 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 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
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 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 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 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 24 SUN 19:30 DOORS 20:30 CONCERT
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 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 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.
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.
2021 SEP 11 SAT 19:30 DOORS 20:00 CONCERT [EARLY START TIME]
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
2021 AUG 3 TUE 19:00 DOORS 19:30 CONCERT [EARLY START TIME]
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 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
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)
2020 DEC 10 (THU), 11 (FRI), 12 (SAT) 19:00 LIVESTREAM
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 SEP 30 WED 19:00 DOORS, 20:00 CONCERT
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 19 SAT 19:00 DOORS, 19:30 CONCERT (EARLY START TIME)
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 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
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 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 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 10 MON 19:00 VERNISSAGE 20:00 ARTIST TALK
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 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 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> 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 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)