imagining music in 2052 – contemporary music in global contexts


As part of the Month of Contemporary Music, field notes and the Akademie der Künste Berlin (Music Section) will be hosting a two-day Symposium to reflect on intercultural cooperation, international networks, and artistic practices in global contexts.

Far-reaching, socially transformative processes such as globalization, digitization, migration, and mobilization are transforming society and culture and therefore have an immediate impact on artistic working processes in contemporary music. Collaborative work processes, intercultural thinking and reflection on discourse and format have long been important components in the conception of concert projects, festivals, and funding programs, as well as in the development of networks. In an open space, individually-developed expertise will be collected for the first time and will be developed further.

The second day provides a chance to learn about and exchange with organizations, festivals, and ensembles of the contemporary music scene in the Balkans. Initiatives, festivals, ensembles, and artists from the region will introduce themselves and the respective music scene of their country in short lectures. Afterwards an architectural tour through the Hansaviertel of Berlin gives time for personal networking.


26 Sep, 9:30 am - 6 pm, Pariser Platz (Plenary Hall)
Open Space: Open meeting for experts in intercultural cooperation

27 Sep, 10:30 am - 6 pm, Hanseatenweg (Clubroom)
Focus Balkans: Presentations of the contemporary music scene in the Balkans. Networking session.

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initiative neue musik berlin e.V.
field notes

26 — 27 Sep 2019

Free admission

Registration required

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