Zygmunt Krauze: Aus aller Welt Stammende

Layer by layer, floor by floor, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop will fill the Haus des Rundfunks with music at rbb Kultur KUNST im BAU on September 12, 2021. For these performances, Kaleidoskop is dedicating itself to an unusual and rarely performed work of the 20th century: the composition “Aus aller Welt Stammende” by the Polish composer Zygmunt […]

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Festival der Kooperation with Alexander Kluge

Over the course of several months, eight composers (including six composition students), a director and the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop came together to discuss and test forms of cooperation. Starting from very different horizons of experience and artistic interests, an attempt was made to sound out a common resonance space that gives individual voices equal freedom as […]

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Collaboration with Isabel Lewis & Dirk Bell

In August 2021 Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop will start a new collaboration with two extraordinary artists: The artist and choreographer Isabel Lewis and the artist Dirk Bell have invited members of Kaleidoskop and the composer Ethan Braun to a workshop in their joint artists’ house in the Uckermark. Using all their senses, Kaleidoskop embarks on a joint […]

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A Ballet of Slug and Shell (360° Video)

“A Ballet of Slug and Shell” is the first joint work between Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and multi-disciplinary artist Black Cracker, who is known for his works in sound, text, video and installation. This piece was created as a commissioned work for the 200th anniversary of Konzerthaus Berlin and was originally supposed to be shown live in April 2021. The piece was re-worked for a special 360° video version and recorded in the rehearsal space.

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The Seventy Deadly Sins

The Seventy Deadly Sins is a wild ride between sense, sin, senses and sensuality, a musical performance of smallest compositions and large musical forms, cultural references, quotations, images, outfits and gestures. Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop teams up for the first time with artist and director Ariel Efraim Ashbel and shows their particularly playful side for this world premiere. The Seventy Deadly Sins is shown at radialsystem Berlin from August 6 to 8.

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PREVIEW: Sinéad & James

In mid-March, the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop will give an insight into their rehearsals for the concert “Sinéad & James” via livestream from radialsystem. Hosted by Thomas Mahmoud, the artists will perform excerpts from Sinéad O’Connor’s iconic album “I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got” and James Dillon’s “Introitus” for 12 string players, 8 speakers and electronics.

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Abschied

The music theatre “Abschied” asks the question of how to find a new beginning after an end. The starting point is the last movement “Adagio. Very slow and still restrained” from Gustav Mahler’s “Ninth Symphony”. In his last completed work, Mahler describes in a touching way the farewell to life and the transition to death – and at the same time the transition of time into a new epoch.

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Witold/Nico/Jaws

A comparison of musical works of different genres from the 1970s: Witold Lutosławskis’s “Preludes and Fugue” for 13 string players*, written 1970-72, and “Desertshore”, Nico’s third solo album from 1970, interpreted by the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop together with the artist and singer ANIKA, seemingly have nothing in common and yet are two contradictory descriptions of the world of their time. What happens when you aesthetically juxtapose such diverse works from different cultural productions? Using the film theoretical concept of ‘suture’, the ‘sewing together’ of supposedly inappropriate materials, Kaleidoskop looks at undreamt-of connections between the works and genres.

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Pas de Deux #2 – Second Skin Second Sky

The final part of the “New Empathies” series at radialsystem will be launched by the premiere of the performance “Pas de deux #2 – Second Skin Second Sky”, in which violinist and performer Mari Sawada and dancer and choreographer Nitsan Margaliot will enter the ‘Stage of Two’.

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The Women in Peer Gynt

What if we listened to some of the seldom heard characters from “Peer Gynt”? What if we silenced Peer and put ‘another’ Norwegian voice centre stage? What if we came up with a surprise response to Henrik Ibsen’s classic and presented an ‘alternative “Peer Gynt”‘? The Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop searches for fresh responses to the themes of this literary masterpiece, answers that enter into a dialogue with excerpts from the original.

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