Hani Mojtahedy and Gascia Ouzounian, Sometimes you just have to give it your attention. © Photo: Jan St. Werner
Wednesday, 7 Jun
Music and Sound Performance

7 pm

History is Listening. Re-Sonifying Nuremberg

Music and Sound Performance, Talk

With Michael Akstaller, Louis Chude-Sokei, Yara Mekawei, Hani Mojtahedy, Gascia Ouzounian and Jan St. Werner

In English

€ 6/4

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Angst, wie wir sie kennen, Graphic © Ira Ivanova
Thursday, 22 Jun
Readings, lectures and sound performances

6 pm – 10 pm


Studio + Studio Lobby

Performing Exiles: Fear As We Know It

Curated by Senthuran Varatharajah and Fabian Saul

With Alahmadi, Marica Bodrožić, Sophia Eisenhut, Athena Farrokhzad, Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi, Karosh Taha and others

In cooperation with Berliner Festspiele

In English and German

€ 10/5

Video Still: Takbir, 2022 © Courtesy the artist / Experimenter Kolk
23 – 24 Jun
Lecture Performances, Talks und Listening Sessions


Studio + Studio Lobby

Performing Exiles: All that is Musical in Us is Memory Of Exile, Kinship and (Un)Belonging

– 11 pm

Curated by Natasha Ginwala and Magnus Elias Rosengarten

With Taqi Akhlaqi, James Gregory Atkinson, Kholoud Charaf, Tobias Diener and Ina Herkenhoff, Lamin Fofana, Habibi Funk, Karina Griffith, Aziz Hazara, Viviana Medina Medina, Stella Nyanzi, Oksana Stomina and others

In cooperation with Berliner Festspiele

Various languages with English translation

€ 10/5

Film-Collage: Der Pleitejazz (2009), directed by Leo van Maaren (NL). © Herrebout/van Maaren
Sunday, 25 Jun
Concert, Lecture, Film & Music

3 pm

Schwarzer Weg 12
15377 Waldsieversdorf

Join Dada! 20 Years of Heartfield in Waldsieversdorf

Welcome: Astrid Landsmann & Michael Krejsa

Lectures: Bob Sondermeijer & Klaus Staeck

Music: Ensemble Quillo

Director: Ursula Weiler & Helmut Oehring

Film collage: Der Pleite Jazz (2009) Herrebout / van Maaren (NL) 

In German 

Free admission

Please find below the Akademie der Künste's digital offers.

Paul and Eslanda Robeson with their son Paul Jr. in front of their house in Enfield, Connecticut, beginning 1940th. Photo: Frank Bauman, FrankBauman.com © Akademie der Künste, Paul-Robeson-Archiv



Resonating Struggles: Paul and Eslanda Robeson in East Berlin

Discussion with Matana Roberts, George Lewis, Doreen Mende and Kira Thurman

In English

Live stream from 1 June 2021

ECOEIN, photo: Gilmar Gonzales



Memories in Music Naturvölker

First broadcast of the film production Naturvölker by Carlos Gutierrez, with ECOEIN, Ute Wassermann, Sabine Vogel

Live-Performance in the outdoor area of the Akademie der Künste by Tony Buck and Naturvölker by Carlos Gutierrez with Sharon Mercado, Jorge Villaseca, Sabine Vogel, Ute Wassermann

Live stream from 9 May 2021 on YouTube and Facebook

Três Sóis, Plástica Sonora von Walter Smetak (1969, Replica 2017), Foto: Albrecht Hotz



Memories in Music Brazil – Europe

First broadcast of the film productions Anestesia by Walter Smetak / Marco Scarassatti and Luiz Pretti and Dialoge by Thomas Kessler, with Ensemble Modern and Silvia Ocougne

Live performances in the outdoor area of the Akademie der Künste by Ute Wassermann & Sabine Vogel, Silvia Ocougne and Guilherme Vaz

Live stream from 8 May 2021 on YouTube and Facebook

Maja S.K. Ratkje & Katarina Barruk © Sofie Verstad



Memories in Music Avant Joik

Premiere of the film production Avant Joik by and with Maja S. K. Ratkje, Katarina Barruk, Matti Aikio

Live performances at Akademie der Künste by Annette Schmucki / Ernst Surberg und Tony Buck / Tony Elieh

Live stream from 7 May 2021 on YouTube and Facebook

Cobourg Nets, Research Trip. Photo: Kirsten Reese


Opening Concert

Memories in Music Leichhardt in Australien

Festival opening and live streaming of the concert Leichhardt in Australien with works by Kirsten Reese and Erkki Veltheim and the Ensemble Adapter on the Internet

Live stream from 6 May 2021 on YouTube and Facebook

Annett Gröschner. Photo: Susanne Schleyer


Award Ceremony

Berlin Art Prize – Jubilee Endowment 1848/1948

Video on demand

Award ceremony for Annett Gröschner, Sajan Mani, HARQUITECTES, Petra Strahovnik, Lea Schneider, Gina Haller and Susann Maria Hempel, presented by Jeanine Meerapfel, Michael Müller

In German and English

Subharchord. Photo © Kai Bienert


Virtual Exhibition

Music, Makers & Machines

A digital exhibition on the history of the Studio for Electroacoustic Music at the Akademie der Künste

Recording of the non-public concert on 13 May 2020 as part of "Labor Beethoven 2020" at the Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz, Black Box, with Ensemble Adapter, Uli Fussenegger, Anda Kryeziu, Chris Moy. Photo: Mutesouvenir-kb © Kai Bienert


Virtual Festival & Virtual Exhibition

Labor Beethoven 2020

With Ensemble Adapter, Novoflot, Werner Cee, Uli Fussenegger, Alice Belugou, Zoé Pouri, et al.

Georg Katzer, workshop of electroacoustic music, Kontakte I, 1980, Konrad-Wolf-Saal, East German Academy of Arts © Akademie der Künste, Photo: Christian Kraushaar


Online Presentation

Video presentation in honour of Georg Katzer, founder of the Studio for Electroacoustic Music

The Akademie der Künste remembers composer Georg Katzer (1935–2019) with a series of videos released on its YouTube channel. Katzer was one of the pioneers of electroacoustic music in the GDR and founded the Studio for Electroacoustic Music at the Academy of the Arts in 1980.