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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. more 

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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. more 

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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. more 

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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. more 

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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'. more 

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Pas de deux #1 – Constructing Love

In "Constructing Love", the first part of the new series "Pas de deux" by Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, choreographer Milla Koistinen and musician Paul Valikoski invite the audience to reflect on a reinvention of life and love. more 

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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. more 

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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. more 

Photo: Theodor W. Adorno © Universitätsarchiv Frankfurt am Main

„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. more 


"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". more