Winter Music 2018.

7 and 8 December 2018, 8 pm
Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin

One hall, two evenings, one to 13 percussionists – that is the setup for the first edition of the new Winter Music festival series at the Akademie der Künste, curated by Manos Tsangaris and Enno Poppe. Two extensive concerts present works by current members of the Akademie der Künste's Music Section, including Carola Bauckholt, Vinko Globokar, Nicolaus A. Huber, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Enno Poppe, Rebecca Saunders, Dieter Schnebel, Mathias Spahlinger and Manos Tsangaris.

The Schlagquartett Köln is known for its love of experimentation and its innovative performance techniques that use classic, exotic and everyday percussion instruments. It performs on the consecutive evenings, together with Johannes Fischer and the percussion class at the Musikhochschule Lübeck.

Winter Music is designed as a festival to hear and see music. Hall 2's spacious setting at the Hanseatenweg location ‒ which has already written Akademie history as a concert venue ‒ plays a central role. Winter Music will take place biannually and each programme will be selected by two members of the Music Section.

100 Years Bauhaus.
The opening festival

16 – 24 January 2019
Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin

Opening: Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The 100 Years Bauhaus opening festival kicks off the nationwide celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Bauhaus. It invites visitors to take a creative-experimental journey around the legendary Bauhaus stage:

Concerts, installations, puppet and straight theatre, dance and film, workshops and lecture demonstrations, games and festivities: The programme offers numerous different events and formats for Bauhaus experts and novices, which enable the re-discovery of the superb historic testaments of Bauhaus, as well as the legacies and stimuli of this art form for the present and the future.

The festival programme's artistic director is Bettina Wagner-Bergelt, who has invited many artists from all over the world to Berlin to revive the spirit of Bauhaus in the tradition of Oskar Schlemmer, Wassily Kandinsky, László Moholy-Nagy, Paul Klee and many others.

Oriented on Bauhauswoche 1923 (Bauhaus Week 1923) and the legendary Bauhaus Festivals, a creative atmosphere of experimentation and research, learning and teaching, joining in and thinking ahead will be ensured. Art and technology, light, colour, sound and movement and the relationship between humankind and machine will play a key role in the programme. In the "Das totale Tanztheater" (Total Dance Theatre) virtual reality installation, for example, in cooperation with Filmtank and Artificial Rome, choreographer Richard Siegal allows the audience and the action on stage to blend with one another.

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is the patron of the opening festival, and will officially open the event on 16 January 2019.

Detailed insights will be provided in the full programme at the end of October 2018, when advance ticket sales will also commence.

Three leading Bauhaus research institutions (the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin, the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau and the Klassik Stiftung Weimar), the Federal Government, represented by government officials for culture and media and the Federal Cultural Foundation, as well as representatives of eleven federal states, have joined to form the "Bauhaus Verbund 2019".

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