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Unmöglichkeit III – Alice

Unmöglichkeit III – Alice ushers the listeners into the magic world of the Sammlung Hoffmann. The audience moves one by one through the exhibition rooms, where abstract forms of music and visual art face one another. The mirroring of two different art forms becomes visible, even as an exchange about it becomes impossible. Each visitor is able to form their own imaginary structure in which abstract artworks and sounds that have no obvious relation to each other are joined together through their journey. Sounds from Marc Andre’s trio …zu… and hugely stretched-out particles from Bach’s St. John Passion are woven together. This finely spun net of sound convulses from time to time with energetic eruptions from the Boltanski Room, where solo works by Iannis Xenakis are in dialog with each other. A concert with works by Mark Andre, Johann Sebastian Bach, Christoph Herndler, Guillaume Dufay, Iannis Xenakis, Ludwig van Beethoven, Ole-Henrik Moe, Wolfgang Rihm and Helmut Lachenmann.

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
Dramaturge / artistic collaboration: Boram Lie
Sound installations: Ole Brolin, Harpo ‘t Hart, Tilman Kanitz
Costume: Cristina Nyffeler

Tickets April 28, 2016 | 4.00–10.00 pm | 15/10 €
Tickets April 29, 2016 | 4.00–10.00 pm | 15/10 €

Individual entrance every three minutes from 4.00 to 9.00 pm. The installation is open for visitors until 10.00 pm. When ordering tickets please choose the time when you want to begin your visit.

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.

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