Die Kinder über dem Informationsmeer

On November 20, 2019 Kaleidoskop will be guest at Konzerthaus Berlin. Together with the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin’s girls choir we will present a concert including Thomas Meadowcroft’s new work “Die Kinder über dem Informationsmeer”.

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Howling Wolf: Kaleidoskop vs D’Est

Within the framework of “Howling Wolf: Festival for Film-Music-Performance”, Wolf Kino over 8 weeks in June and July will invite musicians to explore a variety of cinematic narratives – from avantgarde silent films to contemporary experimental films. For the duration of one week each of the musicians will investigate their specific approach to the topic and to the emotionality of the films and work on their own musical-performative concept. It is not about the composition or production of music for film, but about exploring what is possible with music and sound in relation to film. The audience can observe the process, the examination and rapprochement of film and music in public rehearsals as well as it can indulge in the final performative performances. Based on Chantal Akerman’s “D’Est” (From the East, B 1993, 107 min.), a film that defies any categorization, the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop will develop its musical production.

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Nobodaddy is perfect

Ulysses, Bach and the art of disappearing. A brilliantly dystopic musical theatre evening by Georg Nussbaumer: along the former route of the Berlin Wall the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop today’s remnants of Ulysses’ mistaken course while using the video and sound material created on the fringes of the vanished city: Bach’s “The Art of Fugue” is repeated, mirrored and overwritten and supplemented with Schubert’s “Erl-King” triplets dashing forwards.

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Untitled

Violist Yodfat Miron of Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and dancer and choreographer Alix Eynaudi come together in an intimate and experimental setting. In an equal duo with an open outcome they explore the interaction between body, space, sound and thinking. The encounter, the (artistic) antipodes and the risks of a mutual artistic expression are in the focus of this approach. The experiences and results of this experiment mark the starting point of a new series dealing with music and movement starting in 2020.

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„Über den Fetischcharakter in der Musik und die Regression des Hörens“

„Über den Fetischcharakter in der Musik und die Regression des Hörens“ turns to the immediate emotionality of a pop song, Verdi’s Greatest Hits and a stammered reflection on the “Regression of Listening”. Theodor W. Adorno’s article of the same name is the point of departure for this night of discursive practice with the performance collective copy & waste.

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Hayan Nabi ~ 하얀 나비

New year’s concert at Koreanisches Kulturzentrum with Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, Minhee Park & Hong Yoo.

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Prinzip Hoffnung II: Desperate Hope

Matthias Kader’s song cycle “Der Tod ist eine Blume” (Death is a flower) introduces the antipodes in Paul Celan’s lyrical world: hope and despair, life and a yearning for death, through his darker early works as well as his love poems such as “Blume” (flower). Celan’s writings are set to music and juxtaposed with Franz Schubert’s famous song cycle “Winterreise” (Winter’s journey). Schubert’s protagonist staggers back and forth between exuberance and despair, finally descending into a hopeless sense of melancholy. David Cavelius has arranged the songs of the cycle for 16 male voices and string players. The concert Vocalconcert Berlin and Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop forms part of the series “Principle of Hope”, marking the 15th anniversary of Vocalconsort Berlin.

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SERGE

“SERGE” by Luigi De Angelis and Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop is inspired by the visionary Russian impresario Sergey Diaghilev, founder of the legendary Ballet Russes which revolutionized the world of music and dance in the early 20th century. In “SERGE”, music and movement, gestures and facial expressions merge into an interdisciplinary composition. The result is a unique ‘choreography of seduction’ based on iconic works of the Ballet Russes, amongst them Debussy’s “Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune”, Ravel’s “Daphnis et Chloé” and Satie’s “Parade”.

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Light Ground

The Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop plays “Light Ground” – an audio-visual composition by Mareike Yin-Yee Lee and Marc Sabat. Together they create an environment which centers around the slow change of perception through music, light and drawing. An interplay between concert and exhibition develops inside the almost 900-year-old former church of the Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen: a video installation in which Kaleidoskop performs, a concert that leaves traces inside the room, an encounter of art and music whose witnesses become exhibition and concert visitors at the same time.

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Kolik

A dying ego is questioning itself. The crack in the world cuts right through the brain. Giger / Hofmann / van Bebber translate Rainald Goetz’s catastrophic monologue “Kolik” into a polyphonic solo for the soprano singer Sarah Maria Sun, instrumental ensemble and loudspeakers. “Kolik” is a contemporary oratorio about the war in the head, the noise of the world and the fragility of the self.

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