Past Concerts

APR 13 SAT 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

Schwebstoff #5

Krakow Improvisers Orchestra make their first trip to Berlin to 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)

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)

APR 10 WED 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

Latest compositions from Pip, the trumpet and guitar duo of Torstein Lavik Larsen and Fredrik Rasten, followed by Catherine Lamb's Coclea Study for secondary rainbow synthesizer

APR 9 TUE 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

Michael Thieke & Luigi Marino, duo for for clarinet and percussion/electronics, and a solo set for extended snare drum by Etienne Nillesen

APR 6 SAT 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

Nguyễn + Transitory, the performative electronics duo of Nguyễn Baly and Tara Transitory; Audrey Chen & Doron Sadja's Afterburner, an immersive duo for light, voice, and electronics

APR 5 FRI 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

Antimatter #2

The Antimatter series presents Frans de Waard's Modelbau (live sound archive) and Ioana Vreme Moser performing Coquetta (2018).

APR 4 THU 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

tmrw> #4

Fourth installment of the tmrw> tape label series, with Ivan Palacký & Axel Dörner (duo for amplified Dopleta knitting machine and trumpet); Eric B. & Kamil (duo for electronics and tape); and Tape Dub founder Sara Valentino

APR 1 MON 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

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.

MAR 28 THU 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

Håvard Wiik, solo piano

Axel Dörner, solo trumpet

MAR 26 TUE 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

Schwebstoff #4

Alexander Meyer and Jens Strüver present Ernstalbrecht Stiebler's new release, zwischen den tönen, on Edition Telemark.

Ernstalbrecht Stiebler, neues cellostück mit zeitverzögerung (ua), performed by Tilman Kanitz (cello) and Stefan Tiedje (delay)

Ernstalbrecht Stiebler (piano) performs selections from his piano cycle, moments musicaux tonals.

MAR 23 SAT 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

Sébastien Vaillancourt performs Persian Surgery Dervishes by Terry Riley (for keyboard, three delays, and six speakers) and pieces from the recent SebVé release, Maximum Intra

MAR 21 THU 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

Series ::

Peter Cusack, Aral Sea Project

Annette Krebs, Konstruktion #4, with Tomomi Adachi

MAR 19 TUE 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

The International Nothing, In Doubt We Trust (2015-17), composed and performed by Kai Fagaschinski (clarinet) and Michael Thieke (clarinet)

Dieter Kovacic, In Trout We Dust (2019), sneak preview of a film about The International Nothing

MAR 16 SAT 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

tmrw> #3

GRÜN Daniele De Santis (self-made oscillators, tape)

ASK Aziz Lewandowski (piano), Samuel Hall (percussion), Kamil Korolczuk (tape)

Tape set by Maximilian Glass (Daizy & Holy)

MAR 15 FRI 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

Tomomi Adachi (voice/sensors), Panos Ghikas (violin/unrealtime interface), and Nick Roth (saxophonics)

MAR 14 THU 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

Nic Collins (!trumpet); Peter Cusack (guitar, field recordings) and Ute Wassermann (voice, whistles)

Liz Allbee (trumpet), Nic Collins (!trumpet) and Magda Mayas (piano)

MAR 12 TUE 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

Kate Carr, field recordings

Melanie Velarde, solo electronics

MAR 11 MON 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

Volumes Magda Mayas (piano), Torstein Lavik Larsen (trumpet), Isak Hedtjärn (clarinet), and Fredrik Rasten (guitar), with guest Mike Majkowski (double bass)

MAR 9 SAT 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

Julia Reidy (guitar, synth, and vox) & Suze Whaites (live projection) performing brace, brace

Jessica Sligter, electronics and synthesiser

MAR 8 SAT 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

Forthwith Festival presents

Kelly Ruth, amplified weaving loom

Victor Mazon, electronics and antennas

Felicty Mangan, performing Stereo'frog'ic for electronics

MAR 7 THU 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

Anthony Coleman, solo piano

MAR 6 WED 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

Schwebstoff #3

Denzler - Grip - Johansson Record release of the trio's third LP, Zyklus I. Bertrand Denzler (tenor sax), Joel Grip (contrabass), and Sven-Åke Johansson (drums)

MAR 5 TUE 19:30 DOOR, 20:30 CONCERT

Partitions & Resonances #1

Seiji Morimoto, solo for electronics and objects

Eric Wong, Replacement and Jürg Frey, 60 Pieces of Sound, performed by Johnny Chang (viola), Denis Sorokin (contact mics, radio, ukulele, pitch pipes, objects), and Eric Wong (electric guitar)

MAR 2 SAT 19:30

OBLIQ Pierre Borel (alto saxophone), Hannes Lingens (drums and objects), and Derek Shirley (bass and electronics)

Hannes Lingens, solo percussion

FEB 28 THU 19:30

Lafkas & Eubanks, solos and duo by Andrew Lafkas (double bass) and Bryan Eubanks (saxophone electronics, clave, and computer-generated sound)

FEB 27 WED 19:30

Frank Gratkowski & Matthias Bauer, duo for reeds and bass


The Golden Age #1

Exhibition of works by Henri Haake and Martyna Poznanska

FEB 22 FRI 19:30

Achim Kaufmann & Yorgos Dimitriadis, duo for piano and drums/microphones

FEB 21 THU 19:30

Series ::

Anaïs Tuerlinckx, solo piano

Quentin Tolimieri, solo piano

FEB 20 WED 19:30

Der lange Schatten, Håvard Wiik (piano), Michael Thieke (clarinet) and Antonio Borghini (bass)

Dan Peter Sundland, solo for electric bass

FEB 15 FRI 19:30 DOOR chords, melodies #5

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

FEB 14 THU 19:30 DOOR

tmrw > #2

Grupa Etyka Kurpina, solo tape performance

Auguste Vickunaite & Nina Guo, duo for tape and soprano

FEB 13 WED 19:30 DOOR

DNK Ensemble & Friends, Dante Boon (piano, objects), Seamus Cater (concertina, voice, objects), Koen Nutters (bass, objects), Martijn Tellinga (sine tones, objects), with special 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)

FEB 09 SAT 19:30 DOOR

SebVé release concert for his new LP Maximum Intra

Giovanni Verga, solo electronics

JD Zazie, solo electronics

FEB 07 THU 19:30 DOOR

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)

FEB 06 WED 19:30 DOOR

Flamingo, Chris Heenan (contrabass clarinet), Adam Pultz Melbye (contrabass), Christian Windfeld (snare)

FEB 02 SAT 19:30 DOOR

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

FEB 01 FRI 19:30 DOOR

Bryan Eubanks and Eric Wong, duo for synthesizer and electric guitar

Mike Majkowski, solo electronics

JAN 30 WED 19:30 DOOR

Els Vandeweyer, solo vibraphone

Sabine Vogel, solo flute amplified flute and other things

JAN 29 TUE 19:30

Biliana Voutchkova, Miako Klein, and Magda Mayas, trio for violin/voice, recorders, and prepared piano

JAN 25 FRI 19:30

Antonis Anissegos, solo for amplified piano

JAN 24 THU 19:30 Series ::

Phill Niblock presents

Poure for Lucy (23:32), performed by Lucy Railton, cello

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)

JAN 23 WED 19:30

The Pitch, with Boris Baltschun (electric pump organ/computer), Koen Nutters (upright bass), Morten J. Olsen (vibraphone/cassette delay), and Michael Thieke (clarinet)

JAN 19 SAT 19:30

Zaïmph, the solo project of Marcia Bassett

Maria Chavez, solo turntable set

Megumi Eda/Audrey Chen, duo for dance and voice/electronics

JAN 16 WED 19:30 tmrw > #1

Rinus van Alebeek, tape performance

Carina Khorkhordina, solo trumpet

JAN 15 TUE 19:30 Schwebstoff #2

Burkhard Beins, solo percussion

Werner Dafeldecker, solo contrabass

Special guest: Jens Strüver

JAN 12 SAT 19:30

s o n g s Annie Gårlid (viola, voice), Derek Shirley (cello), Rishin Singh (trombone, voice), and Stine Sterne (flute, voice)

JAN 11 FRI 19:30 Sequence #3

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)

JAN 10 THU 19:30 Vibrant Matter #3

Marisol Jiménez performing Works for Cybernetic Ensemble

Axel Dörner and Heather Frasch, duo for trumpet and flute

JAN 09 WED 19:00 chords, melodies

Marc Sabat, Seeds of skies, alibis: Prologue (2018) (live computer music version)

Mareike Yin-Yee Lee and Marc Sabat, HANDS to MOUTHS (2018) (media work)

Sara Cubarsi and Xenia Gogu (Duo Skhisma) perform violin solos and duets by Marc Sabat:

  • Plainsound Duet (2018)
  • Sei Bach-Intonazioni per Violino Solo, IIa (2010-17): Sonata Seconda a Violino Solo senza Basso, by J.S. Bach (intonation and 2nd voice composed by Marc Sabat)
  • Les Duresses: a book of music in Just Intonation (2004) : Intonation after Morton Feldman 1; Intonation after Morton Feldman 2; Two Commas; and Duas Quintas
  • Cucumber Serenades (2009), also with Marc Sabat and Thomas Nicholson (violin choir)

JAN 08 TUE 19:00 chords, melodies

Chiyoko Szlavnics, Water Sky (2018) (media work)

Marc Sabat, Gioseffo Zarlino (2015), performed by Marc Sabat (viola), Thomas Nicholson (violin), and Fredrik Rasten (guitar)

Vilhelm Bromander and Fredrik Rasten, duo for double bass and guitar

Viola Torros, Augmentations, arranged and performed by Catherine Lamb and Johnny Chang (violas)

Germaine Sijstermans, thi (2018) for bass clarinet

Germaine Sijstermans, lavendula (2018), performed by Rebecca Lane (flute), Germaine Sijstersmans (clarinet), and Derek Shirley (cello)

Fredrik Rasten, Harmony for two or more voices (2018), performed by Marc Sabat (viola), Thomas Nicholson (violin), Fredrik Rasten (guitar), Catherine Lamb (viola), Johnny Chang (viola), and Vilhelm Bromander (double bass)

JAN 07 MON 19:00 chords, melodies

Thomas Nicholson, servicemaster (2017) (media work)

Thomas Nicholson, JUST (2019), performed by Thomas Nicholson (piano)

Thomas Nicholson, STILL (2018), performed by Marc Sabat (viola) and Thomas Nicholson (violin)

Vilhelm Bromander and Michael Thieke, duo for double bass and clarinet

Johan Lindvall, waiting - singing (2018), performed by Fredrik Rasten (guitar) and Germaine Sijstermans (clarinet)

Germaine Sijstermans, call, there (2018), performed by Eric Wong (guitar), Johny Chang (viola), Germaine Sijstermans (bass clarinet)

JAN 06 SUN 19:00 chords, melodies

Mareike Yin-Yee Lee and Marc Sabat, LIGHT GROUND (media work)

Marc Sabat, Part song (2017), performed by Marc Sabat (violin) and Vilhelm Bromander (double bass)

Fredrik Rasten, Limn for guitar and voice (2018)

Catherine Lamb, Prisma Interius III, performed by Catherine Lamb (viola) and Bryan Eubanks (secondary rainbow synthesizer)

Marc Sabat, Nocturne (1996), performed by Thomas Nicholson (piano)

DEC 27 THU 19:30 Vibrant Matter #2

Tomoko Hojo, Unfinished Descriptions. Exhibition and performance of compositions based on Yoko Ono's O14, with scores by Peter Cusack, Cathy Lane, Catherine Clover, Daniela Cascella, David Toop, G Douglas Barrett, Emmanuelle Waeckerle, Rie Nakajima, and others

DEC 18 TUE 19:30

Magda Mayas & Michel Doneda, duo for prepared piano and soprano saxophone

DEC 15 SAT 19:30 Schwebstoff #1

Simon James Phillips, solo piano

DEC 13 THU 19:30 Vibrant Matter #1

A realization of Mark So's Girls on the Run (Other dreams) (2010) for ten readers, each with an image drawn from a remote experience. Performed by Esra Altin, Joanna Bailie, Johnny Chang, Jessica Gaynor, Maggie Kammerer, Koen Nutters, Martyna Poznańska, Brett Thompson, Quentin Tolimieri, and Monika Zykla

DEC 07 FRI 19:30 Entangled Sounds #1

Felicity Mangan performing Quadra’frog’ic, for transducers, computer, and stereo sound system.

Odd Narrative (tape, synths, electro-acoustic setup), a collaboration between Wouter Jaspers and Hainbach.

2018 NOV 25 SUN 19:30 Series ::

Catherine Lamb, Prisma Interius VIII (SR Version) (2018) performed by Catherine Lamb (viola), Rebecca Lane (tenor recorder), Lucy Railton (cello), Jon Heilbron (double bass), Joseph Houston (synthesizer), Xavier Lopez (synthesizer).

Bryan Eubanks, For Four Double Basses (2014) performed by Jon Heilbron, Koen Nutters, Derek Shirley, and Mike Majkowski

2018 NOV 23 FRI 19:30 Antimatter #1

Richard Scott performs a quadraphonic set on the Hordijk synthesizer

Wouter Jaspers performs a set of field recordings in triphonic mode.

2018 NOV 22 THU 19:30 Sequence #2

Sarah Saviet (violin) playing Sciarrino, Caprice No. 6 / Gieshoff, spun / Finnissy, All the Trees They Are So High / Mendoza, Die Macht der Gewohnheit / Miller, For Mira / Johnson, Wolke über Bäumen / Dunn, Habitual

2018 NOV 15 THU 19:30 Sequence #1

Imri Talgam (piano) playing Nancarrow, Studies for Player Piano Nos. 6 and 15; Two Canons for Ursula; and Tango? / Poppe, 840 variations / Furrer, voicelessness (the snow has no voice) / Krueger, renk / Klartag, Generally Pathetic for piano and analog synthesizer

2018 NOV 14 WED 19:30

Karlrecords Double Record-Release Concert

Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø + Finn Loxbo, duo for trombone and guitar

Audrey Chen presenting Runt Vigor (KR046)

Hanno Leichtmann presenting Nouvelle Aventure (KR049)

2018 NOV 10 SAT 19:30

Derek Shirley (bass), Rico Lee (guitar), and Chris Abrahams (piano) Members of The Still play in trio formation

2018 NOV 09 FRI 19:30

Werner Dafeldecker, Lucio Capece, and Jon Heilbron Solo for double bass (Heilbron); duo for double bass and bass clarinet (Dafeldecker and Capece); trio for bass clarinet and two double basses

2018 NOV 08 THU 19:30

Boris Baltschun + Mike Majkowski, duo for analog synthesizers (Baltschun) and analog electronics/sampler (Majkowski)