Throughout September, the Month of Contemporary Music will present Berlins contemporary music scene in all its various facets, so that along with all the more deep rooted ensembles and artists, a spotlight will be shone upon the unique and homegrown aesthetic movements that permeate the city’s musical landscape.
With the concert with the Splitter Orchester, special attention is drawn upon the Echtzeitmusik scene, which calls Berlin its home. The festival for current Music Theatre BAM! presents for the first time bundled works by various independent ensembles and artists, showcasing Berlin’s world renowned progressive scene. A spotlight will also be shone upon the sphere of the Sound Art scene with the Dystopie festival and the singuhr-projekte, among others. Musikfest, presented by the Berliner Festspiele, will showcase New Music by internationally acclaimed ensembles such as Ensemble Modern Orchestra, the Berliner Philharmoniker, the ensemble intercontemporain and many more.
A framework program of the Month of Contemporary offers background knowledge into the creative processes that fuel the contemporary music scene. A public rehearsal of the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, provides the audience with an insight into the genesis of the music theatre piece “Der Opernwürfel” by Georg Nussbaumer. In addition, the artist discussion Perspektivwechsel, organised by field notes, will bring together artists from various backgrounds to discuss the similarities and differences within their respective fields – this time in collaboration with the project space from the EIGEN+ART gallery EIGEN+ART Lab. Accompanying the Month of Contemporary Music will be the radio program reboot.neue musik, hosted by Sascha Wolters, whose guests will be invited to discuss and present their favourite picks during the months festivities.
field notes is a campaign from the inm – initiative neue musik berlin e.V., which seeks to improve the visibility of contemporary music in Berlin.
Month of Contemporary Music: 31st of August – 30th of September 2018
Opening Concert on Friday, 31st August 2018 | Doors 19:00 CET | Starts 20:00 CET
Heimathafen Neukölln | Karl-Marx-Straße 141 | 12043 Berlin