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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.

The Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop marks its 10th anniversary with a four-part concert series, Unmöglichkeit I–IV (Impossibilities I–IV). 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?

The ensemble and audience are invited to four different locations for visual art. Within the context of each location, the concerts explore new frameworks in which to listen and hear, searching for an auditory sixth sense. Each of the concerts – J’espère, Unbox, Alice, and Revue – has it’s own set, it’s own sound and aesthetic universe. The concerts are conceptualized as a complete series, but also as a set of four distinct performances. Every art space references and builds upon the previous one.

Music: Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop
Artistic director: Tilman Kanitz
Light / stage: Dirk Bell
Dramaturge / artistic collaboration: Boram Lie
Sound installations: Ole Brolin, Harpo ‘t Hart, Tilman Kanitz
Costume: Cristina Nyffeler

Tickets March 09, 2016 | 8.00 pm | 15/10 €
Tickets March 10, 2016 | 8.00 pm | 15/10 €

A project by Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop. In collaboration with STUDIOTEN, Studio Picknick, Sammlung Hoffmann, KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst. In cooperation with RADIALSYSTEM V. Made possible with funds from the LOTTO-Stiftung Berlin, the Schering Stiftung and the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.