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

ca. 6-7pm procession of the project Sing along, Berlin! Oranienplatz, Engelbecken
Neo Muyanga: qulani (2017, UA)
for choir
Commissioned by DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program and iQult
Michael Betzner-Brandt, Philip Eick, Hagara Feinbier, Mareike Jung, Alfred Mehnert, Neo Muyanga, Robyn Schulkowsky, Sandra Strauch
Solists of the Rundfunkchor Berlin (Peter Ewald, Sabine Eyer, Heike Peetz-Glintenkamp, Axel Scheidig, Isabelle Vosskühler)
Robyn Schulkowsky
Sing along, Berlin!-Chior

In cooperation with Sing along, Berlin! and iQult/WinB e.V.
Funded by GVL

7.30pm concert, 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)

The final evening of mikromusik features a chorus procession and blues concert on the grassy area between Oranienplatz and Engelbecken. The event will begin with the project Sing along, Berlin! featuring a colorful variety of songs sung by the 100 amateur singers and soloists of the radio choir in a procession from Hermannplatz to Central Station, including new songs by Neo Muyanga (2017 ABP short-term guest) that bring the practice of street singing in South Africa to Berlin’s chorus culture.

The Engelbecken is then turned into a listening zone for three compositions for wind instruments: installed “listening machines,” constructed out of brass instruments by Swiss composer Barblina Meierhans, capture surrounding ambient sounds and form a dialogue with live wind instruments and the local environment. Following this, we will honor the memory of Uruguayan composer Graciela Paraskevaidis (1981 ABP guest) who died this year with a floating, pulsating sound field. The evening and festival will conclude at sundown with a new composition for brass players and the unique Engelbecken setting by Marcelo Toledo (2009 ABP guest), who augments the location with a wide range of differentiated articulations, expanded instruments, and musician movements.

Photo Sing along, Berlin: Paul Bullinger
Photo Muyanga: promo
Photo Meierhans: Claus Langer, WDR
Photo Apparat: Hans-Jörg Aleff
Photo Toledo: Erika Kuciw
Photo Paraskevaidis: Gisela Gronemeyey


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