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. 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 be performed here. Opening on August 10 is an exhibition at daadgalerie of installations by British sound artist Max Eastley. And we will present 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 procession 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 1981), Marcelo Toledo (Argentina/US, guest 2009), Mario de Vega (Mexico/DE).
Check-out the whole program at: berliner-kuenstlerprogramm.de – all events at daadgallerie are free of charge.
Mikromusik – Festival of experimental music and sound art
Tuesday-Sunday, 22nd-27th August 2017
daadgallerie | Oranienstraße 161 | 10969 Berlin | various other venues