|Jan-Apr 2019||NEW CHOIR PIECE|
Christian Kesten composes a game based choir piece of 8-12 minutes, commissioned by BTHVN2020. Motto "Beethoven as a visionary".
|30 Apr 2019||MAULWERKER at PLATO OSTRAVA / CZ|
The Maulwerkers perform in a former DIY store hall and a multi-perspective architectural structure developed by Than Hussein Clark after ideas by Walter Gropius—a program of compositions working with the perception of acoustic spaces in different ways.
La Monte Young: Poem for Chairs, Tables and Benches (1960) | Alessandro Bosetti: Trinitaire (2015) | Michael Hirsch: Intérieur à 3 (2015) | Christian Kesten: feld 037 grundlos (2010) | Alex Nowitz: Tante Marianne (2010) | Dieter Schnebel: Stumme Schreie (2008) | Steffi Weismann: folie (2016/19) | Dieter Schnebel: Maulwerke (1968-74) version for 4 voices for PLATO Ostrava 2019 | Henrik Kairies: Rain (2000)
MAULWERKER: Ariane Jessulat, Henrik Kairies, Christian Kesten, Katarina Rasinski
|25 May, 2019||HEARTFIELDS ADRESS BOOKS|
Address books are like an atlas of the relationship network of their owners. In addition to prominent friends and colleagues, they list the hairdresser and pharmacist, the nursery and the dog food shop on an equal footing and at eye level. This is also the case in the two address books handed down in John Heartfield's Archive of the Academy of the Arts.
Christine Fischer-Defoy has been dealing with address books for many years—for example by Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt and Paul Hindemith—and elicits the secrets of their owners from them.
Introduction by Michael Krejsa
Lecture by Christine Fischer-Defoy
Music by Christian Kesten
Saturday, 25 May, 2019, 3pm
John Heartfield House