Vocations embraces the long tradition of musical and literary salons and reinvents them. Some of the artists included are Cia Rinne, Catalina Rueda and Nail Doğan, who have developed new experimental art songs for the Vocations series in a close artistic collaboration between poet and composer. These will then be premiered at the Heimathafen Neukölln at the end of December. On this evening, poet Cia Rinne will sing songs she has written while being accompanied by Daniel Roth. Composer Catalina Rueda invites the audience to join a participatory vocal performance. Author Nail Doğan will read from his texts to oud music by Hicham El Madkouri. There will also be pieces from Aribert Reimann’s Eingedunkelt (1992) which is based on poems by Paul Celan, and will be performed by Ursula Hesse von den Steinen as well as songs by the singer-songwriter Susie Asado.
Vocations is a cooperation between the Haus für Poesie and the JUNGE AKADEMIE, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf, and Heimathafen Neukölln. It is supported by funds from the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt des Landes Berlin within the framework of Spartenoffene Förderung.