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.t 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).
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).
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.
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).
NOV 19 FRI 19:00 DOORS 19:30 CONCERT [Note early start time]
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.
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)
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).
NOV 9 TUE 19:15 DOORS 20:00 CONCERT [EARLY START TIME]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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).
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)
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
Lucy Railton invites friends (and friends of friends) for two nights of duo and solo performances, including 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 his 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 (note early start time)
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)
2019 DEC 18 WED 19:30 DOOR, 20:00 INSTALLATION
Serge Baghdassarians & Boris Baltschun, Name-dropping (2019) An audio-visual environment incorporating a hacked technical device, a singing text-to-speech system, voices from video tutorials, religious movies, talk shows and lectures, and an interview that never took place.
2019 DEC 5 THU 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Pip performs Possible Worlds, their latest release on SOFA, featuring Torstein Lavik Larsen (trumpet, sampler, synthesizer) and Fredrik Rasten (guitars, electronics)
2019 NOV 14 THU 18:30 DOORS; 19:00 EVENT; 20:00 CONCERT
The opening event of Musica Sanae in Berlin, with Tiziana Bertoncini, Nero Lento (violin and playback and light); Les énérves, Stultifera navis (acousmatic with live mix/EQ); and Anthony Pateras, The Traces of a Mistake, the Most Simple One Possible the Reactions of Even Younger Children (piano and electronics), composed by Rohan Drape and Anthony Pateras. (The launch of Positionen and Glissando magazines is at 19:00, with performances from 20:00.)
2019 NOV 6 WED 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Series :: presents
André O. Möller, Just Seconds (2002) for throat singing and electronics, performed by Möller, and New untitled work (2019), performed by Rebecca Lane (flutes), Catherine Lamb (viola), and Derek Shirley (double bass)
2019 NOV 2 SAT 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Mikroton release concert
SINK Chris Abrahams (DX7), Marcello Busato (drums), Andrea Ermke (mini discs and mixing board), Arthur Rother (guitar) mark their first album-length release after 18 years of live performance.
2019 OCT 31 THU 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Vibrant Matter Portrait Concert #3
Sarah Hughes, With Object, Writhing Body (2019) performed by Sarah Hughes (zither, piano and objects) and Kissing Repeat (2019) and Surreal Imaginings of Men (2017) performed by Sarah Hughes, Rebecca Lane (flute and objects), Koen Nutters (bass and objects), and Felicity Mangan (field recordings and objects)
2019 OCT 30 WED 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Worst Behaviour #1
Worst Behavior kicks off their series with "Welcome to Our Worst," with David Pocknee, Cotard Etude # 3, performed by Jessica Aszodi; Jessie Marino, Remappings, perforrmed by Marino & Aszodi; Jessica Aszodi & Martin Hansen, New Work; David Pocknee, Improvisation; and Jessie Marino & Jessica Aszodi, A map of the world on the face of the machine
2019 OCT 28 MON 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Partitions & Resonances #3
Taku Sugimoto, Octet (2019), performed by Johnny Chang (violin), Samuel Dunscombe (clarinet), Jon Heilbron (double bass), Catherine Lamb (viola), Rebecca Lane (flute), Michiko Ogawa (clarinet), Lucy Railton (cello), and Fredrik Rasten (guitar)
Mieko Shiomi, Boundary Music (1963), a collective realization by the octet members plus Stefan Thut, Minami Saeki, and Taku Sugimoto
2019 OCT 22 TUE 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Day & Taxi Christoph Gallio (soprano, alto, and c-melody saxophones, composition ), Silvan Jeger (bass and voice), and Gerry Hemingway (drums)
2019 OCT 21 MON 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Olivia Block (cassette tapes, microphones, synthesizer/organ, and piano) and Lucio Capece (bass clarinet, slide saxophone, analog filter, and suspended mini-speakers) perform new duo compositions.
2019 OCT 19 SAT 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
tmrw> cassette label presents solo sets by 八月 jadwiga™ (vaporwave) and Lukatoyboy (instructional and demonstration tapes)
2019 OCT 18 FRI 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Georg Graewe, Mass und Ausmass for solo piano
2019 OCT 17 THU 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Exercises, the third of three days with Håvard Wiik (piano), Ken Vandermark (reeds), Christof Kurzmann (lloopp), and Michael Thieke (clarinet)
2019 OCT 16 WED 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Exercises, the second of three days with Håvard Wiik (piano), Ken Vandermark (reeds), Christof Kurzmann (lloopp), and Michael Thieke (clarinet)
2019 OCT 15 TUE 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Exercises, the first of three days with Håvard Wiik (piano), Ken Vandermark (reeds), Christof Kurzmann (lloopp), and Michael Thieke (clarinet)
2019 OCT 12 SAT 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Michael Winter, a lot of tiles (trivial scan) (installation); for gregory chaitin (piano); and ostinato and interrupt (guitar and electronics)
Robert Blatt, book of hours (two dictaphones, radio and metronome) and reading the dictionary (with Ben Glas, Joseph Kudirka, David Pocknee, and Michael Winter)
2019 OCT 11 FRI 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Ernstalbrecht Stiebler presents Tilman Kanitz performing John Cage, Etudes Boreales (for solo cello) (1978) and One7 (for solo cello) (1991); Morton Feldman, Projection 1, for cello (1950); and an improvised work with Ernstalbrecht Stiebler (piano)
2019 OCT 10 THU 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Ensemble Pamplemousse presents Audible Question Mark, six new works composed and performed by David Broome, Natacha Diels, Andrew Greenwald, Bryan Jacobs, Jessie Marino, and Weston Olencki
2019 OCT 5 SAT 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Abrahams, Grip & Johansson, with Chris Abrahams (piano), Joel Grip (bass), and Sven-Åke Johansson (drums)
2019 OCT 4 FRI 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Mazen Kerbaj, trumpet (solo set), and Mazen Kerbaj, trumpet and electronics (solo set). A double vinyl album release concert for Kerbaj's "Trumpet Solo Vol. 2.1 and 2.2".
2019 OCT 2 WED 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Chris Abrahams (piano, DX7, and electronics) & Andrea Parkins (accordion, objects, and electronics)
2019 SEP 28 SAT 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Achim Kaufmann, solo piano, and MERMAIDS (right now) Tobias Delius (reeds), Yorgos Dimitriadis (drums), and Sascha Henkel (guitar)
2019 SEP 27 FRI 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Solo sets by DMNSZ (4-track recorders and sampler) and LOSZ (electronics) & Spherical Aberration (video)
2019 SEP 25 WED 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Isabelle Duthoit & Ute Wassermann, duo for voices
Bepler, Heather & Schick, with Jonathan Bepler (objects & electronics), Steve Heather (percussion & electronics), and Ignaz Schick (percussion & electronics)
2019 SEP 24 TUE 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Mode Records release
Walter Zimmermann, Lokale Musik (1977-81): 10 Fränkische Tänze (without drone) – Keuper – 10 Fränkische Tänze (with drone), performed by Sonar Quartett, followed by improvised music for string quartet
2019 SEP 21 SAT 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Quentin Tolimieri, solo piano, and Quentin Tolimieri & Chris Hill, piano and drums
2019 SEP 20 FRI 19:00 DOOR, 19:30 CONCERT (Note the early start time.)
Dumpf Edition CD release and talk, moderated by Leonie Reineke
Segmod is a non-standard sound synthesis that embraces the discrete nature of digital sound. New Segmod compositions will be performed by Daniele Pozzi, Luc Döbereiner, Hanns Holger Rutz, David Pirrò, Yota Morimoto, Lula Romero, Miriam Akkermann, Ji Youn Kang, Casper Schipper, and Martin Lorenz.
2019 SEP 19 THU 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Rolando Hernández, Qué es la voz cuando sus elementos desaparecen? (2012); Mundstück: Andrea Neumann & Rolando Hernández; and Víctor del Moral Rivera & Willie Gurner, Spamglish
2019 SEP 15 SUN 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Tetuzi Akiyama & Hervé Boghossian, duo for acoustic guitars
2019 SEP 14 SAT 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Brown, Gratkowski & Bauer, featuring Chris Brown (piano), Frank Gratkowski (reeds) and Matthias Bauer (bass)
2019 SEP 13 FRI 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Chris Brown performs Six Primes, a suite for solo piano tuned for this concert in 13-limit just intonation.
2019 SEP 11 WED 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Sarah Saviet (violin) performing Saunders, Lim, and Morishita; Joseph Houston (piano) performing Mark Barden's Études 1-3 (2016); and Departure Duo (Nina Guo and Eddie Kass) performing works for soprano and contrabass.
2019 SEP 10 TUE 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 ARTIST TALK
Sam Auinger presents recent work in sound art and sonic thinking, followed by a conversation with Åsa Stjerna on artistic research, creative processes, and the connection between sound and urban space.
2019 SEP 7 SAT19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Brandon Lopez, solo bass
2019 SEP 5 THU 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Aki Takase & Dag Magnus Narvesen, duo for piano and drums
2019 SEP 3 TUE 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Shojiki (Muku Kobayashi and Mitsuru Tokisato), duo for motor and curing tape; Seiji Morimoto, solo for objects and electronics
2019 AUG 31 SAT 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Eva-Maria Houben, Stars and Earth (2019) (UA) for two contrabasses, performed by Michael Duch and Koen Nutters
Quentin Tolimieri, Three Comedies: Variations (2014), multichannel electronic music
2019 AUG 30 FRI 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Egil Kalman (modular synthesizer) & Fredrik Rasten (acoustic and electric guitar, voice)
Thomas Nicholson, CONE (2019), for one loudspeaker, and ATLAS, 2012 (2015), performed by Nicholson (violin) and Rasten (electric guitar)
2019 JUL 11 THU 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
The Stigma Fog Saint Wards Off Extinction (2018), a film by Angela Jennings, with music by James Rushford (pre-recorded electronics), Michiko Ogawa, and Samuel Dunscombe; performed by Michiko Ogawa and Samuel Dunscombe
Manuel Pessoa de Lima, Michiko Ogawa, and an anonymous videographer present their audio-visual collaboration Ya-ya.
2019 JUN 27 THU 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Vibrant Matter Portraits #2
Nomi Epstein, performs solo piano and text and notated scores with Miako Klein (violin, voice), Christian Kesten (voice, percussion), Joseph Houston (piano, voice), and Michiko Ogawa (clarinets, voice)
2019 JUN 26 WED 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Louise McMonagle performing solo cello works by Carter, Thorvaldsdottir, Holloway-Nahum, Fernando, Osborn, and Berio; Tilman Kanitz (cello) performing Claren, Saturn A (2018); and Tilman Kanitz & Thomas Mahmoud (electronics) performing Mahmoud, Univorm (The Tapeworm, 2019) .
2019 JUN 22 SAT 19:00 OPENING
Golden Age #3
An dual exhibition of recent art works by Rishin Singh and Nicolas Wiese
2019 JUN 15 SAT 19:30 DOOR, CONCERT AT 20:00 SHARP
die Riehe presents David Behrman (synthesizers, software) and Matana Roberts (saxophone) performing Behrman's U E 2 (2019) and ViewFinder (1972/2016); Nicolas Collins performing The Royal Touch (2014) for solo electronics, and Matana Roberts performing Collins's Still Lives (1993/2016) for solo saxophone.
(Concert to be followed by a conversation with the artists. Please note this concert starts at 20:00 sharp.)
2019 JUN 13 THU 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Seth Josel performing Christopher Williams, Diferencias Familiares sobre las Cuerdas (2008/2009) for solo acoustic metal-stringed guitar, tape, and electronics; Martin Iddon, Aigeiros (2016), ligata for guitar and fixed media; and Catherine Lamb, point/wave (2014) for steel-string guitar and environmental chord cycle.
2019 MAY 29 WED 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Vibrant Matter Portraits #1
Clara de Asís presents De ce côté-ci (2019) for acoustic guitar and small percussion, and Souvent (2019), performed by Margareth Kammerer (guitar, voice), Heather Frasch (sonic objects), and Seiji Morimoto (electronic devices)
2019 MAY 28 TUE 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
The Satoko Fujii Berlin Quartet, featuring Satoko Fujii (piano), Natsuki Tamura (trumpet), Mike Majkowski (bass), and Sam Hall (drums)
2019 MAY 27 MON 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Release concert for Anthony Pateras, Collected Works Vol II, with performances of A Happy Sacrifice (2018) for contrabass & electronics (Jon Heilbron); Sphinxs Riddle [for MKH] (2017) for piano & electronics (Anthony Pateras); Burning is the Thing (2018) for piccolo & electronics (Rebecca Lane); Thinning (2018) for clarinet & electronics (Samuel Dunscombe); and Prayer For Nil (2014) for soprano voice & electronics (Jessica Aszodi)
2019 MAY 22 WED 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Ernstalbrecht Stiebler returns to KM28 with new works for solo piano (world premiere), a duo for piano and flute (with Erik Drescher), a solo for bass flute and playback (Rebecca Lane), and electronic remixes from the forthcoming Reworks: Ernstalbrecht Stiebler on Karlrecords.
2019 MAY 18 SAT 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
MOVE, the free-improvising quintet of Emilio Gordoa (vibes), Achim Kaufmann (piano), Adam Pultz Melbye (bass), Dag Magnus Narvesen (percussion), and Harri Sjöström (soprano sax)
2019 MAY 16 THU 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Plainsound Quartet performs Émilie Girard-Charest, S’offrir (2016) and Marc Sabat, Claudius Ptolemy (2008/2017)
2019 MAY 15 WED 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Plainsound Orchestra: Rebecca Lane (alto flute, voice), Catherine Lamb (viola, voice), Thomas Nicholson (organ, voice), Fredrik Rasten (guitar, voice), Vilhelm Bromander (contrabass, voice), Marcus Pal (electronics, voice), Juho Laitinen (cello, voice), Marc Sabat (violin, electronics)
2019 APR 27 SAT 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
e:r:x performs Alvin Lucier's Silver Streetcar for the Orchestra (1988) for solo percussion and gives the German premiere of Michael Pisaro's A mist is a collection of points (2014) for piano, sine waves, and percussion. Romain Bertheau (piano), Emilio Gordoa (percussion), and Xavier Lopez (electronics)
2019 APR 26 FRI 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Home Stretch Dan Peter Sundland's Berlin quartet, featuring Philipp Gropper (tenor sax), Antonis Anissegos (piano), Dan Peter Sundland (bass), and Steve Heather (drums)
2019 APR 25 THU 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
The Schwebstoff/Leuchtstoff series for electroacoustic music presents Mario de Vega & Arnaud Rivière (duo); Adam Asnan (solo); and Daniel Löwenbrück (solo).
2019 APR 24 WED 19:00 DOOR, 20:00 CONCERT
Very Organized, an evening of music for domestic organ, with Boris Baltschun, Musik für Aerophone und Computer (Harmona pump organ, DDR, 1960s); Kaffe Matthews, Foreigners (Elka, Italy, 1970s); Andrea Parkins, Ace Tone in the Lost and Found (Ace Tone Top 8 combo, USA, 1965/66); and Antje Vowinckel, Forty Winks for Organs and Things (Korg CX-3, analog version, Japan, 1979)
2019 APR 18 THU 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Two works from Catherine Lamb's Prisma Interius series: Prisma Interius I and Prisma Interius IV (2016/2017), performed by Xavier Lopez (synthesizer), Rebecca Lane (flutes, voice), Bryan Eubanks (alto saxophone), Evelyn Saylor (voice), Catherine Lamb (viola, voice), Johnny Chang (viola), and Andrew Lafkas (bass)
2019 APR 17 WED 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Sacred Realism CD/Book release
Dan Brown & Dan Reynolds, D=D, performed by Joe Foster and Bryan Eubanks
Asnan-Foster-Eubanks Adam Asnan (synthesizers), Joe Foster (trumpet and electronics), and Bryan Eubanks (saxophone and electronics)
2019 APR 16 TUE 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Sacred Realism CD release of Andrew Lafkas's "Two Paths With Active Shadows Under Three Moons and Surveillance"
Model Infinity Through Listening and Action Orchestra, with Johnny Chang (viola), Catherine Lamb (viola), Rebecca Lane (flutes), Bryan Eubanks (saxophones), Joe Foster (trumpet), Carina Khorkhordina (trumpet), Rishin Singh (trombone), Xavier Lopez (synthesizer), Eric Bauer (synthesizer), Eric Wong (electric guitar), Margareth Kammerer (guitar, voice), Hannes Buder (cello), Brianne Curran (violin), Andrew Lafkas (contrabass), and Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion)
2019 APR 13 SAT 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Krakow Improvisers Orchestra perform SCORES, with Paulina Owczarek (saxophones), Ernest Ogórek (double bass), Adam Nyk (voice, electronics), Sebastian Mac (electric guitar), Wiktor Krzak (bassoon, electronics), Malwina Kołodziejczyk (tenor saxophone), Brianne Curran (violin), and Tomek Chołoniewski (percussion)
2019 APR 12 FRI 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT
Brass Reed Strings A quintet focusing on long durations of sound and subtle changes in intonation and tonal color, with Robin Hayward (tuba), Torstein Lavik Larsen (trumpet), Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø (trombone), Andreas Røysum (clarinet), and Fredrik Rasten (guitar)
2019 APR 1 MON 19:30
Violinist Artiom Shishkov plays Bach's Sonata No. 3; Steve Reich's Violin Phase (for violin and delay), and the chaccone from Bach's Partita No. 2. A record release concert by Backlash Music.
2019 MAR 26 TUE 19:30
Record release of Ernstalbrecht Stiebler's zwischen den tönen on Edition Telemark.
Ernstalbrecht Stiebler, neues cellostück mit zeitverzögerung (ua), performed by Tilman Kanitz (cello) and Stefan Tiedje (delay)
Ernstalbrecht Stiebler, moments musicaux tonals, performed by Ernstalbrecht Stiebler
2019 MAR 8 SAT 19:30
Forthwith Festival presents Kelly Ruth, solo for amplified weaving loom; Victor Mazon, solo for electronics and antennas; and Felicty Mangan, performing Stereo'frog'ic for electronics
2019 FEB 15 FRI 19:30
Thomas Nicholson performs piano works on an instrument tuned in Sabat II Just Intonation Well-Temperament: Marc Sabat, Etude; Ludwig von Beehoven, Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109; Thomas Nicholson, JUST; and Morton Feldman, Palais de Mari
2019 FEB 13 WED 19:30
DNK Ensemble & Friends, Dante Boon (piano, objects), Seamus Cater (concertina, voice, objects), Koen Nutters (bass, objects), Martijn Tellinga (sine tones, objects), with guests Catherine Lamb (viola, voice, objects) and Rishin Singh (trombone, objects), performing:
Marc Sabat, Nocturne (1996); Dante Boon, the prayer's end (2015/19); Seamus Cater, Trees, part 1, arrangement 3 (2018); Heather Frasch, To capture a transition (2018); and Koen Nutters, Horizontal harmony for DNK Ensemble (version 2) (2019)
2019 FEB 07 THU 19:30
Flamingo presents GRDS, its expanded lineup for 11 performers: Yorgos Dimitriadis (snare), Kai Fagaschinski (clarinet), Adam Goodwin (bass), Chris Heenan (contrabass clarinet), Brad Henkel (trumpet), Elena Kakaliagou (horn), Mike Majkowski (bass), Adam Pultz Melbye (bass), Dag Magnus Narvesen (snare), Simon Rose (baritone saxophone), Christian Windfeld (snare)
2019 FEB 02 SAT 19:30
Anna Zaradny (electronics, synthesizers) performs music from her solo album Go Go Theurgy
Andrea Taeggi (electronics), live set based on his recent work with the Hitachi 240 analog computer, HP3300A function generator, HP8006A word generator, EG&G Model 189, ARP 2500, and ARP 2600
2019 JAN 24 THU 19:30
Phill Niblock presents Poure for Lucy (23:32), performed by Lucy Railton, cello, and Two Blooms (46:00), performed by Ensemble Partitions and Resonances: Johnny Chang (vn), Catherine Lamb (va), Hannes Lingens (acc), Mike Majkowski (db), Morten J Olsen (vib), Derek Shirley (vc)
2019 JAN 11 FRI 19:30
Christian Smith, performing music for single percussion instruments (frame drum, spring drum, tile, stone, and saw blades)
Esaias Järnegard, kuarup A (2013) for frame drum and singing percussionist
Esaias Järnegard, kuarup B (2013) for spring drum
Douglas Farrand, Discrete Species (2011-18), for stone, tile, and saw blades (concept and video by Christian Smith)
2019 JAN 09 WED 19:00
chords, melodies #4
Marc Sabat, Seeds of skies, alibis: Prologue (2018) (live computer music version)
Mareike Yin-Yee Lee and Marc Sabat, H