Memories in Music II: ensemble Mosaik at Akademie der Künste / Saturday, 7.8.2021

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The “Memories in Music” festival offers broad insights into a diverse contemporary music practice that questions canons and aesthetic norms and participates in history-making, memory culture and social transformation. The Programme 6 to 8 August 2021 will focus on two full-length concert programmes and five sound installations staged in the many niches of the outdoor and indoor space of the Akademie building at Hanseatenweg.

The concert given by ensemble mosaik presents the work of Walter Zimmermann as a work of memory and features compositions in which Zimmermann refers to pilgrimage routes to Sarajevo and Bosnian folk music as well as to musical cultures he documented on his travels. Armenian composer Petros Ovsepyan recalls the language lost through migration and the Genocide by embedding sound documents of the Armenian language from the Sound Archives of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in his composition. Annette Schmucki arranges favourite songs of the ensemble musicians. Annesley Black’s composition is about the reindeer areas in the home territory of the Vuntut Gwitchin in northern Canada, which are endangered by oil production and climate change, and about a fiddle culture that has developed there. In his compositions, Leopold Hurt processes the sounds of Alpine folk music, using shellac records from Lower Austria and Bavaria as acoustic objets trouvés.

With ensemble mosaik (Bettina Junge, flute; Simon Strasser, oboe; Christian Vogel, clarinet; Martin Losert, saxophone; Roland Neffe, percussion; Ernst Surberg, piano/turntables; Chatschatur Kanajan, violin; Karen Lorenz, viola; Mathis Mayr and Niklas Seidl, cello; Arne Vierck, sound director).

With Annesley Black, banjo, song
Leopold Hurt, microtonal zither
Magnus Loddgard, direction

Memories in Music II: ensemble Mosaik

7.8.2021 | Doors 19:00 CET | Starts 20:00 CET
Akademie der Künste | Hanseatenweg 10 | 10557 Berlin

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Photo: Still listening II © Annesley Black
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