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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.

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
Sound installation tape machines: Paul Valikoski
Costume: Cristina Nyffeler

Tickets April 15, 2016 | 8.00 pm | 15/10 €
Tickets April 16, 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.