–FebDING-MUSIK
Music with objects
Seminar at UdK (Universität der Künste) Berlin
Winter semester 2017/18

12 JanDES KLEINEN ÜBERGEWICHT
[PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL]
Performance of the legendary work from 1995
Lichtblick-Kino | Kastanienallee 77 | Berlin
Private Party

Jan/FebVOCAL TRAINING
Vocal training for the dancers of Boris Charmatz' 10000 Gestures
1 February, 2018
Volksbühne Berlin

15 FebMUSIK UND KÖRPER [MUSIC AND BODY]
Congress in Music Education

2 workshops: voice

15 February, 2018
University Siegen

9 MarchRECORDING
Erik Drescher records Christian Kesten's der raum dazwischen. duett für einen singenden flötisten [the space in-between. duet for one singing flutist] (2013) for glissando flute. The piece will be released together with compositions by Axel Dörner, Sabine Ercklentz, and Andrea Neumann.

TU-Studio | Berlin

22 MarchSCHULE MACHEN: QUERKLANG
Experimental Composing at School

World premieres of group compositions by pupils of Otto-Hahn-Schule (Britz), Grundschule unter dem Regenbogen (Marzahn) and Hector-Peterson-Schule (Kreuzberg) – accompanied by their music teachers, composers Sabine Ercklentz, Ehsan Khatibi, Christian Kesten, Nico Sauer, Stellan Veloce and UdK Berlin students | Projektteam: Elsa Franz, Mathias Hinke, Daniel Ott, Stefan Roszak, Henning Wehmeyer, Kerstin Wiehe. querklang.eu

MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues
22 March, 2018 | 6pm
Kammermusiksaal der Philharmonie, Foyer | Berlin

Apr 2-12CIVITELLA RANIERI
Short term residency in Umbria
Collaborative working with filmmaker Liina Siib (Talliin), writer Anna Weidenholzer (Vienna), and sculptor Shahpour Pouyan (New York).

19 AprSTERRE-WAT-VONKEL
Antjie Krog and Christian Kesten
performing poetry
ǀXam-poems from an extinguished click sound language in translations by Antjie Krog.

Gouden Ganzenveer 2018
Amsterdam


May 12maulwerker performing music
VOKALE RÄUME [VOCAL SPACES]


• Boris Filanovsky Discantata World Premiere – 17'
for six voices
• Sabine Ercklentz Gerätepark WP – 20'
for 4 performers, 6 mobile loudspeakers, and stereo–PA
• Jule Flierl Dissociation Study WP – 7'
for 3 voices
INTERMISSION
Christian Kesten UNTITLED #20 WP – 40'
for choir (20 voices in 5 groups)

MAULWERKER Ariane Jessulat, Henrik Kairies, Christian Kesten, Katarina Rasinski, Tilmann Walzer, Steffi Weismann.
CHOIR Zoé Alibert, Dorothea Braun, Audrey Chen, Fernanda Farah, María Ferrara, Heather Frasch, Katia Guedes, Alexey Kokhanov, Rebecca Lane, Renata Sachs, Hanna Schörken, Yin Cheng, N.N.

Saturday, 12 May, 2018 | 8pm
Ballhaus Ost | Pappelallee 15 | 10437 Berlin

May 27-29SCHICHTEN [LAYERS].
Portrait Concert and Symposium Michael Hirsch


• 27 May Portrait Concert with Ensemble ilinx
Artistic direction: Leah Muir and Christian Kesten
• 28/29 May Symposium
with guests from science and arts: Anna Clementi, Andreas Dorfner, Barbara Gronau, Ariane Jeßulat, Christian Kesten, Mathias Lehmann, Gisela Nauck, Roland Quitt, Matthias Rebstock, Charlotte Seither, Martin Supper a.o. | Symposium direction: Ariane Jeßulat, Christian Kesten, Irene Kletschke

27 – 29 May, 2018
Universität der Künste Berlin
Bundesallee 1-12 | 10719 Berlin

3 JuneSTIMMT!
Festival intersonanzen Potsdam

Music for voices
MAULWERKER

Kunsthaus sans titre
Französische Str. 16 | Potsdam

26 JuneDURST&FRUCHT
A work for voices, instruments, video projections
by Annette Schmucki

with Ensembles Maulwerker and Proton
premiered at Musikfestival Berne 9.9.2017

Lucerne | Switzerland

Sep 7/8BEIJING

commission for a new piece

7 & 8 September, 2018
Beijing, China

23 SepBREAKFAST OPERA by Makiko Nishikaze
for 5 voices, objects, audio recordings, video projections

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

Festival MIXED ZONE
Contemporary music-theatre between narration and abstraction
20-23 September, 2018

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

Nov 30-Dec 2LABOR SONOR : CHOREOGRAPHING SOUND
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

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