Programme

Wednesday, 25 September

5:30 – 6 pm, Studio Lobby

Opening
Welcome and opening of KONTAKTE '19: Gregorio García Karman, Head of the Studio for Electroacoustic Music at the Akademie der Künste

 

7 – 10 pm, Hall 2

Concert Long Feedback Night
Music from the circle of the Feedback Studio in Cologne in dialogue with contemporary compositions. Works by Johannes Fritsch, Rolf Gehlhaar, Klarenz Barlow, Brigitta Muntendorf, Michael von Biel, Oxana Omelchuk. Performance by Ensemble Garage. Concert introduction: Winrich Hopp with Julia Gerlach 

A concert of the Music Section, Akademie der Künste, Berlin. 

Thursday, 26 September

5 – 5:40 pm, Lounge

Opening of the Sound Installations
With Mesías Maiguashca, Oskar J. Mayböck, Robin Minard, Camilla Vatne Barratt-Due, et al. From 6 pm to 11 pm: Performances and interventions in public spaces

 

6 – 6:15 pm, Clubroom

Performance KONTRAKLANG (I): Simon Løffler
This cooperation with the KONTRAKLANG concert series ponders whether we only experience music through our ears. With Simon Løffler, David Hildebrandt and Matias Seibæk. Repeated every half hour until 8 pm

 

6 – 7 pm, 8 - 9 pm, 10 - 11 pm, Hall 1

Music theatre Fluss (Stadt Land)
Premiere of the third part of the music theatre trilogy Stadt Land Fluss by Daniel Kötter and Hannes Seidl, Fluss (Stadt Land) (2019) (UA). Further events: Fri, 5 - 6 pm, Fri 7 - 8 pm, Sat 5 - 6 pm, Sat, 7 - 8 pm

 

7 – 7:30 pm, Conference Room

Object Concert D'un air instable
Premiere of Laurent Bigot's installative performance D'un air instable (2018) (DEA). Further events: Fri, Sat and Sun 7 - 30 pm

 

8 – 9:30 pm, Small Auditorium

Concert Electro-Acoustic Music Center (EAMC) of Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Works by Xiaojiao Dong, Tiantian Wang, Yuan Zhou, Yin Yang, as well as a premiere (UA) by Chengbi An. Performance by the Ensemble KNM Berlin

 

10:30 pm – midnight, Studio Lobby

Late Night Session Elektronisches Orchester Charlottenburg
Graphic improvisational works by Mark Applebaum, Cornelius Cardew, Henrik von Coler and Robert Stokowy

Friday, 27 September

Fri, 5 – 6 pm, 7 – 8 pm, Hall 1

Music theatre Fluss (Stadt Land)
Premiere of the third part of the music theatre trilogy Stadt Land Fluss by Daniel Kötter and Hannes Seidl, Fluss (Stadt Land) (2019) (UA). Further events: Sat 5 - 6 pm, Sat, 7 - 8 pm

 

6 – 7 pm, Hall 3

Concert Berliner Lautsprecherorchester (I)
Premieres of works by Anda Kryeziu, Anaïs-Nour Benlachhab, Alexander Choeb, Giovanni Verga and Anna Petzer, composition students at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler (HFM) and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK)

 

7 – 7:30 pm, Conference Room

Object Concert D'un air instable
Premiere of Laurent Bigot's installative performance D'un air instable (2018) (DEA). Further events: Thur, Sat and Sun 7 - 30 pm

 

8 – 10 pm, Main Auditorium

Double Portrait Concert Progetto Positano 2019
Works by Óscar Escudero and Julia Mihály. Performance by ensemble mosaik. Conductor: Enno Poppe. Progetto Positano is an initiative of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung in collaboration with the ensemble mosaik.

 

10:30 pm – midnight, Studio Lobby

Late Night Session emitter Night
With Francisco López and Peter Cusack. In collaboration with emitter micro

Saturday, 28 September

3 – 3:15 pm, Clubroom

Forum Thomas Seelig Music Award, 2019
With Beatriz Ferreyra and Magdalena Długosz. In collaboration with the DEGEM

 

3:15 – 4:45 pm, Clubroom

Forum Round-Table Discussion
With Julia Mihály, DJ Sniff, Adam J. Stanovic, Beatriz Ferreyra. Moderation: Kilian Schwoon. In collaboration with the DEGEM

 

5 – 6 pm, Clubroom

Forum Round-Table Discussion
With Chengbi An, Xiaorong Dai, Weiyi Dai, Li-heng Lee u. a. Moderation: Martin Supper. Language: Chinese with English translation

 

Sat 5 – 6 pm, 7 – 8 pm, Hall 1

Music theatre Fluss (Stadt Land)
Premiere of the third part of the music theatre trilogy Stadt Land Fluss by Daniel Kötter and Hannes Seidl, Fluss (Stadt Land) (2019) (UA). 

 

6 – 7 pm, Hall 3

Concert Berliner Lautsprecherorchester (II)
Premiere by Evelyn Saylor, Hadas Pe'ery and Roberto Fausti. Dance/choreography: Ruben Reniers. In collaboration with KLANGZEITORT

 

7 – 7:30 pm, Conference Room

Object Concert D'un air instable
Premiere of Laurent Bigot's installative performance D'un air instable (2018) (DEA). Further event: Thur, Fri, Sun 7 - 30 pm

 

8 – 10 pm, Main Auditorium

Concert DEGEM
Works by Ralf Hoyer, Hunjoo Jung, Hanna Hartman, Tamon Yashima, Andre Bartetzki, as well as two premieres by Beatriz Ferreyra and Magdalena Długosz. In collaboration with the DEGEM

 

10:30 pm – midnight, Studio Lobby

Late Night Session Modular Evening
With Thomas Ankersmit, Ute Wassermann, Thomas Lehn and Richard Scott

Sunday, 29 September

10 – 11 am, Clubroom

Forum Artist Portraits
With Tamon Yashima and Ralf Hoyer

 

11 am – 1 pm, Clubroom

Forum Discussion, "In Gedenken an Georg Katzer"
Panel discussion with Folkmar Hein, Ralf Hoyer, Ulrike Liedtke, Helmut Oehring, Frank Schneider, Helmut Zapf. Moderation Gregorio García Karman

 

1 pm – 11 pm , Hall 2

Turntablists' Marathon The International Turntable Orchestra
With Alexandre Bellenger, Diana Combo (a.k.a. EOSIN), Petr Ferenc (a.k.a. Phaerentz), DJ illvibe, Milan Knížák, DJ Lenar, Juanjosé Rivas, Jorge Sánchez-Chiong (a.k.a. JSX), Ignaz Schick, DJ Sniff, Strotter Inst., DJ Urine, Vinyl -terror & -horror

 

2:30 – 5 pm, Clubroom

DEGEM Members' General Assembly
Guests are welcome after 4 pm

 

5:30 – 6:45 pm, Clubroom

Film From the Middle into the Future
Screening of the documentary From the Middle into the Future, 2019, DE/CN, 72 min. Directed by Susanne Elgeti

7 – 7:30 pm, Conference Room

Object Concert D'un air instable
Premiere of Laurent Bigot's installative performance D'un air instable (2018) (DEA). Further events: Thur, Fri, Sat 7 - 30 pm

 

7:30 – 10 pm, Studio Lobby and Small Auditorium

Closing Concert KONTRAKLANG X KONTAKTE
Two scenic compositions by Helmut Oehring incorporating sign language, in collaboration with the Berlin series KONTRAKLANG and framed with three premieres of works by Caspar Johannes Walter, Hanna Hartman and Kaj Duncan David. Performances by El Perro Andaluz, reConvert Project, and Alice Belugou.

Tickets

Festival pass € 40/25
(Wed to Sun, except Hall 1)

Day pass € 15/9
(Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun; except Hall 1)

Special Events
€ 5/3 (Hall 1, Hall 3, Studio Lobby, Conference Room)
€ 7/4 (Small Auditorium)
€ 10/6 (Hall 2, Main Auditorium)