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12. Berliner Hörspielfestival

Festival

The Berliner Hörspielfestival means: four days of narrative, documentary, sound art and bordercrossing – independently produced and undogmatic in their style. From around 50 nominated audio plays, the audience and a jury of experts will award the most original contributions the coveted “Burning Microphones”. Productions ranging from 60 seconds to 60 minutes can be heard in six competitions, including one for non-German language pieces. For the first time, a prize for newcomers will also be awarded. Associative visuals will accompany the performances. Afterwards, there will be talks with the makers. On each day there will also be a live audio play: The Phantoms of the Door Tormentor from ‘Geräuschemacherei’ by Frank Schültge and Christian Berner, the audio play composition Lake Vostok by the Liquid Penguin Ensemble, the lecture-performance Freiheit II by Armin Chodzinski and praise of the o-tone Im Anfing fang der Deutschlandfung by Carsten Schneider. The installation Der Absprung by Paul Plamper, the audio walk AliceD: Through the Looking Glass by Bruno Pilz and workshop talks with Ulrich Gerhardt, Charlotte Drews-Bernstein, Hermann Bohlen and Felix Kubin complete the programme.

Programme

Thursday, 12 Aug, from 4:30 pm
Opening
Competition Das lange brennende Mikro (20’–60’) + Der MikroFlitzer (1’)
Live audio play #drcprologe: Freiheit II by Armin Chodzinski & Max Clement Movement
Award ceremony Der MikroFlitzer

Friday, 13 Aug, from 1 pm
Presentation students workshop
Competition Das lange brennende Mikro + Das glühende Knopfmikro (0’–5’)
Live audio play Lake Vostok by Liquid Penguin Ensemble
Award ceremony Das glühende Knopfmikro

Saturday, 14 Aug, from 2 pm
Workshop talk Charlotte Drews-Bernstein and Ulrich Gerhardt
Competitions Das lange brennende Mikro + Das kurze brennende Mikro (5’–20’)
Live audio play Die Phantome des Türquälers by Christian Berner & Frank Schültge
Award ceremony Das kurze brennende Mikro
Party

Sunday, 15 Aug, from 2 pm
Workshop talk Hermann Bohlen and Felix Kubin
Presentation Hans-Flesch-Gesellschaft
Competition Das lange brennende Mikro + The Burning Mic (1’–60’)
Live audio play Im Anfing fang der Deutschlandfung by Carsten Schneider
Award ceremony Das zündende Mikro, The Burning Mic, Das lange brennende Mikro
Jury talk

12 Aug, 4 pm – 10 pm, 13 – 15 Aug, 4 pm – 10 pm
Audio walk: AliceD: Through the Looking Glass by Bruno Pilz

13 – 15 Aug, 4:30 pm + 8:30 pm
Audio installation Der Absprung by Paul Plamper (60’)
Author talk on 14 Aug, 5:30 pm

12 — 15 Aug

Competitions, live audio plays, talks, installation and audio walk

open air + live stream

€ 12/8 (day pass), € 32/20 (festival pass), live stream free of charge

In German and English