ЗМЕЯ – The Riot of Seduction

The music theatre production “ЗМЕЯ – The Riot Of Seduction” is inspired by the life and work of the visionary Russian impresario Sergey Diaghilev. Director Luigi De Angelis and Kaleidoskop create a piece about the art of seduction and manilpulation in the spirit of the Ballet Russes.

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Every Hare an Artist. A Beuys Fable

All old fat? To mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Joseph Beuys, the Austrian director and composer Georg Nussbaumer is staging a surreal music-theatre about one of the greats of the German art scene, Joseph Beuys, on the basis of the play “Every Hare an Artist. A Beuys Fable”, by the American screenwriter Tom Patchett, with music and performance by Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop.

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DADADADAAAAA – A century of Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra

10 x 10 = 100. The Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra – two extraordinary, internationally-known Berlin ensembles, are both turning 10 this year. Coincidentally, DADA turns 100 at the same time. The logical result is for Kaleidoskop and Andromeda to celebrate their anniversary together, with two nights of extra-long, staged concerts in the form of a Dada Gala. The party takes place in RADIALSYSTEM V, which is also celebrating it’s 10th anniversary in 2016. Coincidence? Nothing is a coincidence.

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Unmöglichkeit IV – Revue

The circle closes with “Unmöglichkeit IV – Revue”. In this extravagant concert in the KINDL – Center for Contemporary Art, the ensemble itself becomes the object of examination. Open space. Decomposition and reconstruction. The art of music making in a collective. The four parts of the concert present works by Xenakis, Haydn, Vivier, Bach, Scelsi, Haas, Monteverdi, Lachenmann, Ockeghem, Gervais, Dufay, Claren, Beethoven and Moe.

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Unmöglichkeit III – Alice

“Unmöglichkeit III – Alice” ushers the listeners into the magic world of the Sammlung Hoffmann. The audience moves one by one through the exhibition rooms, where abstract forms of music and visual art face one another. The mirroring of two different art forms becomes visible, even as an exchange about it becomes impossible. Each visitor is able to form their own imaginary structure in which abstract artworks and sounds that have no obvious relation to each other are joined together through their journey. Sounds from Marc Andre’s trio “…zu…” and hugely stretched-out particles from Bach’s “St. John Passion” are woven together. This finely spun net of sound convulses from time to time with energetic eruptions from the Boltanski Room, where solo works by Iannis Xenakis are in dialog with each other. A concert with works by Mark Andre, Johann Sebastian Bach, Christoph Herndler, Guillaume Dufay, Iannis Xenakis, Ludwig van Beethoven, Ole-Henrik Moe, Wolfgang Rihm and Helmut Lachenmann.

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Unmöglichkeit II – Unbox

In “Unmöglichkeit II – Unbox”, a string quartet discards it’s points of view and engages in a dialogue about memory, confrontation and interpretation, aided by four analogue playback tools. Works by Beethoven, Rihm, Sciarrino, Lachenmann, Haas, Claren and Andre are used to search for an impartial way to play and listen to music.

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Unmöglichkeit I – J’espère

The artist Dirk Bell provides his atelier STUDIOTEN as the place wherein the transformation of noise into music, represented by moments from the string quartet “Gran Torso” by Helmut Lachenmann, is stretched into timeless yearning. The moment in which a complete work is present in it’s own fragmentary splitters – “J’espère”. The atelier, the artist’s most intimate refuge and laboratory, a room in which everything is possible, becomes a stage. A massive block of sound falls apart bit by bit over the length of the evening to reveal music by Beethoven, Rihm and Dufay.

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Unmöglichkeit I–IV – a concert series

The Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop marks its 10th anniversary with a four-part concert series, “Unmöglichkeit I–IV” (Impossibilities I–IV) beginning on March 09. The series attempts to create a forum in which music is played with freshness and impartiality, in which the end of musical interpretation is sought and new beginnings are hazarded. Kaleidoskop questions the existence of an absolute, indestructible idea of musical work: at which point does sound become music? How can musical points of view be communicated? What are the inherent impossibilities in communal music making?

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Black Hole

“Black Hole” is an musical installation-performance that uses the requiem form to engage with rituals of mourning and their interaction of conscious and subconscious elements. The Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and artist and hypnotist Martin Eder use acoustic and visual effects to create a world between worlds, searching for a communal experience of grief.

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Orfeo – eine Sterbeübung

After Claudio Monteverdi. A dying exercise. Susanne Kennedy, Suzan Boogaerdt, Bianca van der Schoot, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop.

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