KONTAKTE ’19. Biennial for Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art
KONTAKTE brings together more than 20 premieres and over 120 artists over five days (25–29 Sept 2019). A central component of the programme features Berlin-based initiatives with international resonance. Among them are Óscar Escudero and Julia Mihály, who received the ensemble mosaik’s “Progetto Positano” 2019 advancement award, a project by Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin with musicians from Shanghai, and the T.I.T.O. Marathon with a line-up of 14 of the world’s most exciting turntablists. Productions expanding into the performative uniting interdisciplinary sounds, installations, performance, choreography and theatre are another main focus this year.
Further highlights include two theatrical productions by Helmut Oehring and the premiere of Daniel Kötter and Hannes Seidl’s third part of their music theatre trilogy Stadt Land Fluss.
New works can also be discovered by Chengbi An, Beatriz Ferreyra, Hanna Hartman, Mesías Maiguashca, Robin Minard, Caspar Johannes Walter, et al. Kicking off the festival, Ensemble Garage offers a journey back to the music capital of Cologne in the 1970s, with music from the Feedback Studio Köln, founded by Johannes Fritsch, Rolf Gehlhaar and David Johnson.
You can find the detailed programme here.
Tickets for all events are available in the Akademie der Künste webshop.
Festival pass € 40/25, available at the receptions at Pariser Platz 4 and Hanseatenweg 10, daily between 10am and 8pm, no reservations possible
(Wed to Sun, except Hall 1)
Day pass € 15/9, available at the receptions at Pariser Platz 4 and Hanseatenweg 10, daily between 10am and 8pm, no reservations possible
(Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun; except Hall 1)
€ 5/3 (Hall 1, Hall 3, Studio Lobby, Conference Room)
€ 7/4 (Small Auditorium)
€ 10/6 (Hall 2, Main Auditorium)