Mar 27 Wednesday

Tricoli & Leichtmann | Katinka Kleijn 

Valerio Tricoli & Hanno Leichtmann, record release concert: Cinnte le Dia (NI VU NI CONNU 2024)


Cinnte le Dia is the third collaborative album by Hanno Leichtmann and Valerio Tricoli, following 2016’s The Future of Discipline and 2018’s La Casa delle Chimere, both on the Entr'acte label. Cinnte le Dia presents a synthesis of the two approaches, features Leichtmann with his synth-bass again and Tricoli with his trusted Revox B77 and combines the special energy of their performance in front of a live audience with the intimate atmosphere of a studio session. The pieces are marked by their sonic density, but also a rhythmic intricacy that negotiates a place between bass-heavy, dubbed-out club music and electroacoustic and musique concrète techniques. 



Katinka Kleijn, solo cello & electronics


Katinka Kleijn is a Dutch-born cellist who enjoys a genre-defying, interdisciplinary career. Much of her work illuminates the cello’s anthropomorphic qualities, often by placing the instrument in thought-provoking new contexts. In 2019, Kleijn and cellist Lia Kohl waded with 30 cellos in Chicago’s Eckhart Park Pool for their devised piece Water On the Bridge. Similarly, Kleijn’s The Body as a Variable Resistor (2021) uses a shared-circuit synthesizer to articulate relationships between the human and cello body. RESIDUUM (2022), a short experimental film by Kleijn and Aliya Ultan, pairs Kleijn's cello with large amounts of mylar, plastic bottles and soda cans. Her collaborations with Daniel Dehaan and performance-art duo Industry of the Ordinary resulted in Intelligence in the Human-Machine (2014), a duet between Kleijn’s cello and her own brainwaves which Time magazine called “a balancing act for Kleijn’s whole body.”

Mar 28 Thursday   

Space

Nowhere Street #20

Lisa Ullén (piano), Elsa Bergman (bass) & Anna Lund (drums)

Space is a piano trio based in Stockholm that plays free jazz channeling the American free jazz tradition as well as contemporary classical music. Combining raw power with an exquisite attention to detail, the three musicians (all members of Anna Högberg Attack) make every moment sparkle with possibilities. In this aural space, every movement matters.  

Mar 29 Friday

Christina Wheeler & Dudù Kouaté   

Christina Wheeler and Dudù Kouaté first met playing with the Art Ensemble of Chicago for the album recording and performances tied to their 50th Anniversary season. Tonight's concert features a solo performance by Christina and the first duo performance of Christina and Dudù .


Christina Wheeler, voice, glass armonica, Array mbira, QChord, autoharp, Theremini, electronics


Dudù Kouaté, percussion, xalam, kanjira, djembe, tama, calabash, African flutes, vocals, electronics

April 3 Wednesday

Owen Gardner | Robyn Schulkowsky  

Owen Gardner, Where Is My Hand in Space? for microtonal guitar & fixed media  


Robyn Schulkowsky, solo triangle


In his latest release, Owen Gardner continues his project of defamiliarizing traditional musical grammar. Gardner treats sound equally as matter and as an articulation of time, while perception is a means to soften the boundaries between performer, audience, and their environment.


Percussionist Robyn Schulkowsky has dedicated herself to revealing the wonders of percussion to people all over the world. Her continuous exploration of new sound dimensions has led to the development of many new and unusual instruments. Schulkowsky moved to Germany during a heyday of experimental and adventurous classical composition and has since premiered and recorded some of the most important percussion works of the 20th and 21st centuries, working with composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, Kevin Volans, John Cage, Morton Feldman, and Iannis Xenakis.

April 5 Friday 

Ale Hop | Sascha Brosamer

Entangled Sounds 2024 #1


Ale Hop, solo set for electric guitar & electronics

Sascha Brosamer, solo set for gramophone & electric guitar


The relaunch of Karin Weisenbrunner's Entangled Sounds series begins with solo sets by Ale Hop and Sascha Brosamer.


For complex pop arrangements and contemporary electronic music, Ale Hop combines synthesisers with the tactility of the electric guitar. The Peruvian-born sound artist combines an extensive repertoire of advanced techniques and modifications for electric guitar and real-time sampling devices to create a sonic vocabulary of striking physical intensity. 


Sascha Brosamer combines electric guitar and gramophone. By interactively transmitting the sounds of his gramophone playing to the audience's mobile phone speakers, he projects his archaeological sound research into the digital context of the present.


(with kind support from INM Berlin e.V.)  

April 6 Saturday

Camilla Battaglia | Carvalho & Hart 

Divide by Zero #2


The second concert in Nick Dunston's series features a solo set by Camilla Battaglia, Perpetual Possibility for voice & live processing, and a duo set by Mariana Carvalho (pre-recorded materials, transducers, small speaker, internal listening) with Zach Hart (electronics).

Apr 12 Friday

Lotto

Alternative rock band Lotto performs music from its recent album Summer, which marked a major change of pace for the band, featuring an acoustic sound and intimate performance style.

Mike Majkowski (bass), Łukasz Rychlicki (guitar, bass) & Paweł Szpura (drums)

Apr 13 Saturday   

18:30 Doors, 19:00 Concert

Peter Ablinger: Out of Commission

To mark his 65th birthday, Peter Ablinger presents musical works and video produced over the past two decades, featuring performances by Peter Ablinger (voice), Biliana Voutchkova and Nurit Stark (violins), Erik Drescher (flute) & Wolfgang Musil (sound design)

Program:

And den Mond (2021) for chanting violinist and playback

Wieder die Natur (2020) for glissando flute, 19 bottles, ultrasonic flutes, bird calls and playback

Golden Grate (2020) found situation, audio/video

Ohne Titel 1-10 (2005), two violins

out of commission (2020/23) small study with in-throat mic 

SS Giovanni e Paolo (2007/2012) for glisssando flute und playback

GLÄSERSCHRANK for metal shelf, glasses, transducer, from Projektionen (2022) 

PEOPLE'S PEOPLE for Violin and Wallstreet, from instrumente und rauschen (2019/2022)

Countdown for voice, from augmented studies (2014)


For decades, Peter Ablinger's work has been forcing open fault lines in the topography of the audible. His vast output of scores, electronic pieces, installations, and conceptual works consistently finds ways—funny, pointed, disturbing—to put the ear's organization of reality in doubt. Is that a voice, and what is a voice? When is something newly or no longer music? Noise? Information? In Ablinger's cunning scramble of sonic categories, listening loses its lay of the land. Concepts come unmoored from sounds, and the land changes shape. (Seth Brodsky)  


Since 1982, Peter Ablinger has lived in Berlin, where he has initiated and conducted numerous festivals and concerts. In 1988 he founded the Ensemble Zwischentöne. He has been guest conductor of Klangforum Wien, United Berlin and the Insel Musik Ensemble. Since 1990, he has worked as a freelance musician. In 2012 he became a member of the Academy of Arts Berlin, and from 2012-2017 he was research professor at the University of Huddersfield. 


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(with kind support from INM Berlin e.V.)

Apr 16 Tuesday  

Apparat+ plays Hanna Hartman | Ute Wassermann

Apparat+ kicks off its New Music for Brass series with a solo set by Ute Wassermann (voice, bird whistles) and three works by Hanna Hartman.


Program:  


Ute Wasermann, solo for voice and bird whistles


Hanna Hartman,  Metusalem for solo horn and tape

Hanna Hartman, The Fog Factory, electroacoustic work

Hanna Hartman, The Garden for horn, trombone and tuba


Weston Olencki (trombone), Samuel Stoll (horn), Max Murray (tuba)


(with kind support from INM Berlin e.V.)

Apr 17 Wednesday

Kidambi–Parkins–Banner | Transsonic

A trio set by Amirtha Kidambi (voice & electronics), Andrea Parkins (accordion, electronics, objects) & James Banner (double bass) and a set by Transsonic, featuring Nicola Hein (guitar, electronics) and Viola Yip (lights, electronics), the transmedia duo that creates immersive site-specific performances and installations bridging the vibrations of light and sound

Apr 19 Friday 

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten's Knarr

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (double bass), Marta Warelis (piano), Mette Rasmussen (sax), Karl Hjalmar Nyberg (sax), Jonathan Horne (guitar) & Olaf Olsen (drums) 


Ingebrigt Håker Flaten’s new band Knarr is a musical plethora that draws from the Norwegian bassist’s extensive background across different genres and traditions. Knarr (or "Exit") started as a commissioned work by the Vossa Jazz festival, but soon evolved into a working band, releasing Exit (Knarr) in 2021 with a second album forthcoming in 2024. 


(with kind support from Better Live Music)

Apr 20 Saturday

Maya Bennardo

Nowhere Street #21  


Maya Bennardo, solo violin


Program: 

Linda Catlin Smith, aria  (2024)

Kristofer Svensson, Så vill jag glömma (2018)

Maya Bennardo, dormant gardens 1b. (2022)


Maya Bennardo is a founding member of the violin/viola duo andPlay and a member of the internationally acclaimed Mivos Quartet. She also performs new and traditional repertoire for violin and piano with pianist Karl Larson in their Bennardo/Larson Duo. Maya's compositions are characterized by slow, unfolding timbral movements exploring the co-existence of pitch and noise. Her compositions have grown naturally out of her improvisational practice on the violin, and the two continue to inform each other. 

Apr 23 Tuesday (first of two nights)

Peter Evans' Being & Becoming

Peter Evans (trumpet), Joel Ross (vibraphone), NIck Jozwiak (double bass) & Michael Ode (drums)


Being & Becoming was formed in 2017 by composer and trumpet player Peter Evans. The name of the band, drawn from the writing of Sufi writer and musician Inyat Khan, reflects the group's commitment to the challenge of spontaneous creativity. Evans' compositions for the band draw from a wide variety of sources, traditional and experimental, with a grounding in improvisational idioms, notated concert music and an array of experimental approaches.


Influences for the music range from the work of masters like McCoy Tyner and John Coltrane, 20th-century European modernism, compositional strategies pioneered by the AACM, the Spontaneous Music Ensemble and many more. The result is something that feels new and old at once, an experimentalism grounded in both rigor and a passion for the undiscovered.

Apr 24 Wednesday (second of two nights)

Peter Evans' Being & Becoming

Peter Evans (trumpet), Joel Ross (vibraphone), NIck Jozwiak (double bass) & Michael Ode (drums)


Being & Becoming was formed in 2017 by composer and trumpet player Peter Evans. The name of the band, drawn from the writing of Sufi writer and musician Inyat Khan, reflects the group's commitment to the challenge of spontaneous creativity. Evans' compositions for the band draw from a wide variety of sources, traditional and experimental, with a grounding in improvisational idioms, notated concert music and an array of experimental approaches.


Influences for the music range from the work of masters like McCoy Tyner and John Coltrane, 20th-century European modernism, compositional strategies pioneered by the AACM, the Spontaneous Music Ensemble and many more. The result is something that feels new and old at once, an experimentalism grounded in both rigor and a passion for the undiscovered.

Apr 25 Thursday 

Sholto Dobie | Alanas Gurinas

Power Loom #18


Power Loom kicks off its 2024 series with solo sets by Sholto Dobie and Alanas Gurinas.


Sholto Dobie performs with self-constructed wind instruments. An air pump is attached to a series of reeded and metal pipes from various sources (e.g., organs, bagpipes and khene) which are brought to life by an interrelated system of timer modules and valves.


Alanas Gurinas is an interdisciplinary artist working with sonic performances and audiovisual installations. In his sonic practice he explores sound as a textural phenomena, working with the themes of ephemerality and the relations between various audible and inaudible objects and spaces.

Apr 26 Friday 

Sonic Borderlines Festival I: Swaras + workshop

New works by Ramesh Vinayakam, Cathy Milliken, and Jeremy Woodruff, and Teerath Majumder, performed by Shantala Subramanyam (South Indian flute and voice) with Anirudh Bhat (mrdangam), Theodor Flindell (violin) and Theo Nabicht (bass clarinet)

+ open workshop (19:00 to 20:00), Shantala Subramanyam on Carnatic music as listening practice and gamaka/rhythmic concepts 

The Sonic Borderlines Festival 2024 presents music that integrates new playing techniques across cultural sound boundaries. Sound production, vocal and instrumental techniques are still largely unexplored in Western musical practice because of the immutability of our concept of notes (on paper) in this respect. Most non-European classical traditions are characterized by a more fluid, ornate and flexible sound of voices, instruments and rhythm. In Indian, Turkish and Arabic music, sound production is based less on the concept of notes on a page and more on, for example, swaras (region of sound) or naghmas (originally referring to both "modulation" and "singing“).

program

Ramesh Vinayakam, Arrangements
Cathy Milliken, Unswarad?
Jeremy Woodruff, Intramelodies April 2024
Teerath Majumder, Lines that Divide, Lines that Connect

with kind support from INM Berlin e.V. & Musikfonds

Apr 27 Saturday

Stemeseder, Ángeles & Lillinger

Elias Stemeseder (piano, harpsichord, synthesizers), Camilo Ángeles (flute, electronics) & Christian Lillinger (drums, electronics)


Stemeseder & Lillinger released their trilogy Penumbra, Umbra, and Antumbra from 2022-24 and have now tapped Camilo Ángeles to form an electroacoustic trio that debuted in Mexico City and Guadalajara in Feburary 2024.

Apr 30 Tuesday

Theo Nabicht's Circle Line Project

Double record release concert for Theo Nabicht's Circle Line Project. Two separate LPs are released for the London and Vienna segments of the cycle, following on individual productions for Berlin, Tokyo, and Moscow. The Circle Line Project focuses on the sonic imprint of transportation lines used by countless passengers in cities around the world. 


Theo Nabicht (contrabass clarinet) with Alexandre Babel (drums, percussion) and Joke Lanz (turntables)

May 4 Saturday

Zeynep Ayşe Hatipoğlut | Jeon–Olsson–Cyrino

Divide by Zero #3 


Zeynep Ayşe Hatipoğlu, solo cello 


Song Yi Jeon, voice, electronics

Henrik Olsson, friction, piezo elements, turntable

Marina Cyrino, amplified flute and piccolo

May 6 Monday

Emily Dische-Becker & Basma al-Sharif 

Making Waves #1


Between You and Me It Stinks in Here


Emily Dische-Becker & Basma al-Sharif lead a talk on censorship in Berlin, accompanied by the German premiere of Basma al-Sharif's short film Capital


Doors 20:00 / start 20:30 / entry by donation


Emily Dische-Becker is a writer, organizer, and curator. She’s the German director of Diaspora Alliance, an international organization dedicated to fighting antisemitism and its instrumentalization, as well as a researcher for Forensic Architecture. 


Basma al-Sharif is a Palestinian artist working in cinema and installation. Her practice looks at cyclical political conflicts and confronts the legacy of colonialism through satirical, immersive, and lyrical works. 


May 8 Wednesday

richard valitutto 

richard valitutto, solo piano, plays Julius Eastman’s Piano 2 (the only surviving fully-intact composition for solo instrument by the late queer black American composer); Linda Catlin Smith’s half-hour cycle nocturnes and chorales; and shorter works by Federico Mompou, Michael Finnissy, and Frederic Chopin.

May 10 Friday

Anne Gillis | Augustė Vickunaitė  

Anne Gillis is a visual artist, composer and performer. Her music consists of usually short tracks built from looped sound samples originating mostly from found objects and, prominently, her own voice purring, hushing, and growling. There is an animal and primitive quality to her sound palette, her concrete music being made of closely miked bodily sound samples, but also because of the elementary means of composition she uses: only brief instruments, simple loops of admittedly elaborated sounds. 


Augustė Vickunaitė is a sound artist using reel-to-reel tape recorders to play, record and create sound installations, articulating diverse layers of recordings including found material, field recordings, voice, music instruments, objects, and the whole spectrum of malfunctions of decaying technology. 

May 16 Thursday

EMP plays Messiaen  

Members of the long-standing European Music Project (EMP) perform Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time and related works.


Preludes for piano (1929)

Two quarter-tone monodies (1938), arranged for solo cello

Theme and Variations (1932), for violin & piano

Quartet for the End of Time (1941) for violin, cello, clarinet & piano


Emmanuelle Bernard (violin), Mathis Mayr (cello), Manfred Preis (clarinet) & Antonis Anissegos (piano)

May 18 Saturday

Sonic Borderlines Festival II: Naghmas + workshop

New works by Bakr Khleifi, Mathis Mayr, Cathy Milliken and Jeremy Woodruff performed by Claudia van Hasselt (mezzo soprano), Bakr Khleifi (oud) and Mathis Mayr (cello)


+ open workshop (19:00 to 20:00) on Arabic maqam and oud led by Bakr Khleifi

The Sonic Borderlines Festival 2024 presents music that integrates new playing techniques across cultural sound boundaries. Sound production, vocal and instrumental techniques are still largely unexplored in Western musical practice because of the immutability of our concept of notes (on paper) in this respect. Most non-European classical traditions are characterized by a more fluid, ornate and flexible sound of voices, instruments and rhythm. In Indian, Turkish and Arabic music, sound production is based less on the concept of notes on a page and more on, for example, swaras (region of sound) or naghmas (originally referring to both "modulation" and "singing“).