commission for a new piece

september 7
18:30-19:30 zhang ding: sound and light installation + solo performance
20:30-22:00 Christian Kesten CONTRIBUTIONS, COUNTERPOINTS & PLACES for chamber ensemble (13 performers: violins, erhu, violoncelli, clarinet, trumpet, tuba, coding (laptop), hand fans, paper and other objects) World Premiere – performed by Marinate Fish Impro Committee Beijing & the Berliners Robin Hayward, Andrea Neumann, Takako Suzuki and Christian Kesten | Takako Suzuki TREADER with Robin Hayward | Yu Ji solo

september 8
14:00-15:00 lecture: labor sonor and today’s experimental music in berlin (andrea neumann and christian kesten)
16:00-17:30 andrea neumann solo: SOLO FOR HEARTBEAT, MIXER AND ZITHER | christian kesten solo: UNCOLOURED. SEVEN SONGS | beijing impro committee work
18:00-19:00 zhang ding: sound and light installation + solo performance

Goethe Institute, Originality Square, 798 Art District, No. 2 Jiuxianqiao Road, Beijing, China

20/21 SepBAM! Berlin Festival for actual music theatre
Contemporary music-theatre between narration and abstraction | 20-23 September, 2018

BREAKFAST OPERA by Makiko Nishikaze
for 4 voices, objects, audio recordings, video projections

MAULWERKER Ariane Jessulat, Henrik Kairies, Christian Kesten, Steffi Weismann
Composition / direction: Makiko Nishikaze | stage/video: Steffi Weismann & Hsuan Huang

Thursday, 20 September, 2018 | 8pm
Friday, 21 September, 2018 | 7pm

Acker Stadt Palast | Ackerstr. 169/170 | 10115 Berlin

A work for voices, instruments, video projections
by Annette Schmucki

with Ensembles Maulwerker and Proton
premiered at Musikfestival Berne 9.9.2017

27 & 28 October, 2018
Ballhaus Ost | Pappelallee 15 | 10437 Berlin

music composers composing for dancers. dancers performing music.

Transdisciplinary Festival & Symposium
with composers Brandon LaBelle, Matteo Fargion, Hanna Hartman, Kaffe Matthews, Andrea Neumann, Yan Jun | Festival direction: Matthias Haenisch and Christian Kesten

30 November – 2 December, 2018
Ballhaus Ost | Pappelallee 15 | 10437 Berlin