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Festival of Experimental Music und Sound Art
Installations and Concerts
mikromusik, the festival of experimental music and sound art organized by the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, takes place for the fourth time at the end of August at different locations in Kreuzberg/Neukölln. mikromusik plays with the ambiguity of the term “micro.” Showcased are outstanding or new works by current and former guests of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program.

The fourth edition of the festival presents an extensive program of socially critical or musical interventions in public space as well as concerts at the daadgalerie’s new exhibition venue. Featured are improvisational and ritualistic unique listening experiences created with self-invented instruments and electronics. New pieces by current guests Charo Calvo, Arturas Bumšteinas, and Max Eastley will also be performed here. Opening on August 10 is an exhibition at daadgalerie of installations by British sound artist Max Eastley, as well as an installation in public space by Israel Martinez dealing with audio recordings of drug-trafficking ports in Mexico.

The festival opens at Heimathafen Neukölln with a wide-ranging ensemble program by Ensemblekollektiv Berlin with works by Turgut Erçetin, Yair Klartag, and Clara Iannotta and concludes—starting with a passing by of the project Sing along, Berlin featuring street songs by Neo Muyanga with up to 100 singers—with a mobile concert at the Engelbecken at sundown, where Ensemble Apparat will perform and premiere works for wind instruments by Uruguayan composer Graciela Paraskevaidis, who died this year and by Barblina Meierhans, as well as a commissioned composition by Marcelo Toledo.

Works by: Arturas Bumšteinas (Lithuania, guest 2017), Charo Calvo (Spain, guest 2017), Max Eastley (Great Britain, guest 2017), Turgut Erçetin (Turkey, guest 2016), Yair Klartag (Israel, guest 2017), Clara Iannotta (Italy, guest 2013), Israel Martinez (Mexico, guest 2012), Barblina Meierhans (Switzerland), Neo Muyanga (South Africa, guest 2016), Graciela Paraskevaidis (Uruguay, guest 1984), Marcelo Toledo (Argentina/US, guest 2009), Mario de Vega (Mexico/DE).

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Exhibition opening at the daadgalerie_ gallery, 7pm
Max Eastley: Lines and Traces
August 11–September 3, 2017, Tue-Sun 12–7pm

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Installation opening, 7pm, Die Laube in den Prinzessinnengärten
Israel Martinez: Movements (2017 UA)
Commissioned by the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin program
August 23–27, 2017, 10am–10pm
With support by Secretaría de Cultura Jalisco (Proyecta Traslados) and Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte del FONCA, Mexico

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
mikromusik opening concert at Heimathafen, 8pm
Turgut Erçetin: Panopticon Specularities (2016–17 UA)
for ensemble
Yair Klartag: There’s no lack of void (2016, DE)
for flute, bass clarinet, trombone, piano, drums, violin, viola, and cello
Yair Klartag: A Villa in the Jungle (2014)
for piano, flute
lara Iannotta: Clangs (2012)
for cello and 15 musicians

Ensemblekollektiv Berlin
Bas Wiegers (Erçetin, Iannotta)
Christoph Breidler (Erçetin, Klartag)

A project organized by the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program and Ensemblekollektiv in cooperation with Kontraklang and Deutschlandfunk Kultur
Sponsored by the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program and the Capital Cultural Fund

Thursday, August 24, 2017
Concert, daadgalerie_studio, 8pm
Max Eastley: Improvisationen (2017, UA)
Max Eastley (kinetic instruments), John Butcher (saxophone), Ute Wassermann (voice)

Friday, August 25, 2017
Concert, daadgalerie_studio, 8pm
Arturas Bumšteinas: The Year of a Catdog (2016)
Live version of a radio composition
Ragnhild May (clay flutes)

Charo Calvo: Trancemission (2017, UA)
8-channel electroacoustic composition with live accordion
Pauline Oliveros: Ear Rings (1995)
for any Ensemble
Accordion: Camilla Barrat-Due, Charo Calvo: Live electronics

Mario de Vega: Vertical (2017)
For quadraphonic system, mixing board, carbon dioxide and objects

Saturday, August 26, 2017
procession, installation, concert
ca. 6-7pm procession of the project Sing along, Berlin! Oranienplatz, Engelbecken
Neo Muyanga: New choir songs (2017, UA)
for choir
commissioned by DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program and iQult
in cooperation with Sing along, Berlin! and iQult/WinB e.V.
funded by GVL

5pm installation, Engelbecken
Barblina Meierhans Let’s sit down and enjoy ourselves (2017)

7.30pm conzert, Engelbecken
Barblina Meierhans Let’s sit down and enjoy ourselves (2017)
concert installation for listening machines, brass instruments and percussion ad libitum
Graciela Paraskevaidis: Magma VI (1979)
for two trumpets and two trombones
Marcelo Toledo: (Von Ungeträumtem) geätzt (2017 UA)
for wind quintet
Commissioned by the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin program

Ensemble Apparat
Nathan Plante, trumpet
Matthew Conley, trumpet
Samuel Stoll, horn
Wojciech Jaliński, trombone
Elliot Dushman, tuba
Matthias Engler, percussion (Meierhans)

Festival of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program
Supported with funding from the Federal Foreign Office and the Senate of Berlin
In collaboration with Ensemblekollektiv Berlin, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Electronic Studio of the TU Berlin—Audio Communication Group, Kontraklang, and Sing along, Berlin!/ iQult/WinB e.V., Prinzessinnengarten
With project funding from the Capital Cultural Fund and GVL

Program subject to change

Entry fees:
Heimatenhafen: 13€/10€
daadgalerie/installations & concerts: free admission

Venue locations:
daadgalerie, Oranienstraße 161
Heimathafen, Karl-Marx-Straße 141, 12043 Berlin
Laube in den Prinzessinnengärten, Moritzplatz


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