# Thursday, November 13, 2014

6:30 pm || Nachdruckstudie || Berghain, Entrance area

Johannes Kreidler Nachdruck/Studie über strukturelle Verspätung (2006/2014)
A re-­programmed MIDI keyboard that is playable for amateurs and professionals. (commissioned by faithful! II, first performance for the public)

Johannes Kreidler has programmed a keyboard whereby sound only occurs when you release the keys. Both professionals and amateurs are invited to discover a new and correspondingly difficult playing technique, a true challenge to any performer’s skills. This installation-performance will be available 30 minutes before the concerts start on all festival days.

7:00 pm || Panel Discussion || Berghain

Panel Discussion Where the Balance Tilts: from Creators or Performers?

Sebastian Berweck pianist
Sandeep Bhagwati composer, music theorist (Montréal/Berlin)
Christian von Borries composer, curator (Berlin)
Johannes Kreidler composer (Berlin)
Ernstalbrecht Stiebler composer (Frankfurt/Berlin)

Moderator: Lydia Rilling musicologist and publicist (Berlin)

Music theorists, composers and musicians reflect on the differences between cooperation and collaboration, and the interfaces between composers and interpreters. Johannes Kreidler poses with his work Fremdarbeit / Migrant Work, his own questions to the discussion.

9:00 pm || The Lowest Form of Music – LOS ANGELES FREE MUSIC SOCIETY || Berghain

Set 1 / Set 2
# Le Forte Four Japanese Super Heroes
# Ju Suk Reek Meate Hot Bee’s Head Hit The Wax They Are Asleep
# Ju Suk Reet Meate Solo 78/79 aka Do Unseen Hands Keep You
# Le Forte Four Balanced Comfort

# Smegma Ladies Nite at the “Ortho Lounge”
# Kevin Laffey Berlin Zug und der Düsseldorf Hop
# Le Forte Four Amazing 3

Set 3
Airway

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LOS ANGELES FREE MUSIC SOCIETY (LAFMS)

John Duncan oscillator Box Ace Farren Ford soprano saxophone, suona, pocket trumpet, harmonica

Joe Potts live electronics, Boss SP-404 Sampler, Korg Kaossilator, Boss VE-5 Vocal Processor Rick Potts guitar, musical saw, live electronics Ju Suk Reet Meate/Eric Stewart pocket trumpet, lap steel guitar, small instruments, toys, selected percussion Oblivia/Jackie Stewart turntable, records, Boss 404 Digital Sampler, selected percussions Vetza voice

BERLIN MUSICIANS

Liz Allbee trumpet Burkhard Beins percussion, live electronics Steve Heather drums Andrea Neumann inside piano Marta Zapparoli Tapes, electronic

Special Guest: Zeena Parkins electric harp (a featured guest of the DAAD Berlin Artists Program)

The visionary protagonists of the legendary pre-punk/noise performance collective, LAFMS, will for the first time in decades, perform reinterpretations of outstanding pieces of that memorable period. They are joined with musicians of the Berlin improvisation scene in selected diverse LAFMS classics.

# Friday, November 14, 2014

6:30 pm || Nachdruckstudie || Radialsystem V

Nachdruckstudien

Johannes Kreidler Nachdruck/Studie über strukturelle Verspätung (2006/2014).

A re-programmed MIDI keyboard that is playable for amateurs and professionals.

7:00 pm || ITERATIONS || RADIALSYSTEM Saal

Ensemble Extrakte: ITERATIONS

ENSEMBLE EXTRAKTE
Klaus Janek
bass, elektronics
Cathy Milliken oboe instruments
Deniza Popova Bulgarian singing
Farhan Sabbagh ud
Gregor Schulenburg flutes, duduk
Ravi Srinivasan tabla, percussion
Hong Yoo daegum
Gebrüder Teichmann silent DJs

Idea: Klaus Janek
Concept: Sandeep Bhagwati, Elke Moltrecht, Gebrüder Teichmann
Composition and musical direction: Sandeep Bhagwati

9:00 pm || Tout seul, mais ensemble – Ensembles compare Interpretations || RADIALSYSTEM Halle

# Gérard Grisey Talea (ou la machine et les herbes folles) (1986) for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, violoncello
# Lars Petter Hagen Max F.: Passage – Silence and Light Triptych (2001) for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, violoncello
# David Hudry Intersections (2014) for flute, clarinet, piano, vibraphone, violin, violoncello
# Jani Christou Praxis for 12 for 11 string instruments & conductor-pianist (1966)

Works by three renowned composers will be interpreted by three international ensembles for contemporary music, which haven’t yet to be heard in Berlin. The evening will culminate with the festival’s musicians from different ensembles, who will jointly interpret the groundbreaking and energetic work Praxis for 12 by the Greek avant-garde composer Jani Christou.

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ENSEMBLE MULTILATÉRALE
Matteo Cesari
flute
Alain Billard clarinet
Hervé Trovel percussion
Matthieu Acar piano
Antoine Maisonhaute violin
Laurent Camatte viola
Jeanne Maisonhaute violoncello
Léo Warynski conductor

NORRBOTTEN NEO
Sara Hammarström
flute
Robert Ek clarinet
Daniel Saur drums
Mårten Landström piano
Karin Hellqvist violin
Kim Hellgren viola
David Gammelgård violoncello
Christian Karlsen conductor

OSLO SINFONIETTA
Trond Magne Brekka
flute
Ingvill Hafskjold clarinet
Kjell Goals Innervik drums
Gonzalo Moreno piano
Susanne Zapf violin (Sonar Quartett)
Wojciech Garbowski violin (Sonar Quartett)
Nicholas Schlierf viola (Sonar Quartett)
Hans Josef Groh violoncello
Ondřej Adámek conductor

THE FESTIVAL’S MUSICIANS AS AN ENSEMBLE: A BODY OF SOUND
(for Jani Christou Praxis for 12)
Karin Hellqvist, Susanne Zapf, Wojciech Garbowski, Antoine Maisonhaute, Ayumi Paul, Saara Wallraf violin
Kim Hellgren, Laurent Camatte viola
David Gammelgård, Jeanne Maisonhaute violoncello
Christopher Williams double bass
Ondřej Adámek conductor, piano

# Saturday, November 15, 2014

4:00 pm || Film || Radialsystem V, Saal C

Zeile für Zeile – a film about the composer Ernstalbrecht Stiebler, by Viola Rusche & Hauke Harder, Germany, 2014, 33 minutes, HD

Ernstalbrecht Stiebler, Agnieszka Dziubak violoncello
Olaf Schiela the captain of the boat

Roman Pernack camera
Hauke Harder sound
Viola Rusche editor

A cello piece. A boat ride. Thoughts on music and composition. The eight lines of his cello piece Sequenz 2 alternate with Ernstalbrecht Stiebler’s thoughts on slowness, space, reduction, resonance, vitality and emotion. A cinematic continuum.

6:00 || Concert || RADIALSYSTEM Halle

Nachdruckstudien + Interpretation comparisons for diverse ensembles

Johannes Kreidler Nachdruck/Studie über strukturelle Verspätung (2006/2014) A re-programmed MIDI keyboard. (a commissioned piece by faithful! II, first performance in concert)
Andrea Neumann + Reinhold Friedl
Both pianists perform a premiere at their own risk on the re-programmed keyboard.
commissioned by faithful! II

# Ernstalbrecht Stiebler Quintaden interpretable for three ensembles of diverse music directions (first performance)
# Dror Feiler Hypokeimenon interpretable for three ensembles of diverse music directions (first performance)
# Osvaldo Budon* “… aunque los siglos no recordaron nada …” interpretable for three ensembles of diverse music directions (first performance) *(a featured guest of the DAAD Berlin Artists Program)

For faithful! II three ensembles from various musical genres interpret – not improvise! – three new compositions. The ensembles come from the areas of notated new music, improvisation and early music. The composing of theses works for theses ensembles is understandably challenging for a composer. Participants of these ensembles also appear elsewhere in the program.

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IMPROVISATION ENSEMBLE
Reinhold Friedl
 piano
Robin Hayward microtonal tuba
Elena Kakaliagou horn
Biliana Voutchkova violin, viola
Christopher Williams contra bass, conductor

LAUTTEN COMPAGNEY Ensemble for early Music
Annelie Matthes oboe
Peter Kuhnsch percussion
Stephan Rath sounds
Andreas Pfaff violin
Ulrike Becker violoncello
Thorsten Übelhör harpsichord

NORRBOTTEN NEO
Sara Hammarström
flute
Robert Ek clarinet
Daniel Saur drums
Mårten Landström piano
David Gammelgård violoncello

9:00 pm || String Quartets || RADIALSYSTEM Saal

A Night of String Quartets – Interpretation Comparisons

# Chiyoko Szlavnics Gradients of Detail (2005-2006)
# Clara Iannotta a failed entertainment (2013)
# Alois Hába String Quartet no. 2 Op. 7 (1920) in the quarter-tone system
# Ondřej Adámek Lo que no’ contamo’ (2010) String Quartet no. 2

A Berlin string quartet and a Brussels string quartet interpret three works by a younger generation of composers as well as the string quartet composed by Alois Hába, a rarely performed modern classic written in the quarter-tone system.

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SONAR QUARTETT
Susanne Zapf violin
Wojciech Garbowski violin
Nicholas Schlierf viola
Cosima Gerhardt violoncello

TANA STRING QUARTET
Antoine Maisonhaute violin
Pieter Jansen violin
Maxime Desert viola
Jeanne Maisonhaute violoncello

# Sunday, November 16, 2014

6:00 pm || Nachdruckstudie || Galerie Mario Mazzoli

Nachdruckstudien
Johannes Kreidler Nachdruck/Studie über strukturelle Verspätung (2006/2014) A re-programmed MIDI keyboard that is playable for amateurs and professionals.

Listening Station: Persepolis Remixes
Yoshihide Otomo, Ryoji Ikeda, Zbigniew Karkowski, Antimatter, Construction Kit, Francisco López, Laminar, Merzbow and Ulf Langheinrich

This powerful composition by Iannis Xenakis is transformed experimentally with new connotations by renowned international musicians.

Films
“… zwei Gefühle …”
The composer Helmut Lachenmann
Director: Uli Aumüller, Germany, 1996

This documentary film “… zwei Gefühle …” follows composer Helmut Lachenmann for two weeks as he rehearsed his music with the chamber ensemble Neue Musik Berlin. The film explores his ideas and ulterior motives, as he moves from rehearsals to the final performance.

Documentation about Fremdarbeit / Migrant Work by Johannes Kreidler
The composer Johannes Kreidler decided to commission a composer from China, and an audio programmer from India, in order to economically produce music typical of his own music. This is a documentation of this work.

Looping with True-3D-Sound-Space
David Tudor Memorial 4’33″ Competition

Versions of John Cage’s 4’33’’ have been submitted as part of a competition. The winner is performed in the True-3D-Sound-Space.

8:00 pm || Concert || Galerie Mario Mazzoli

Charlie Morrow True-3D-Sound-Space

# Geoff Hendricks Rocks (2014)

Robert Filliou Whispered Art History (1963)

Alison Knowles Sounds from the Book of Bean (1981)

These fluxus pieces and recordings from the festival (Talea, Praxis for 12 and string quartets) are reproduced at the True-3D-Sound-Space at Galerie Mario Mazzoli. A sound exchange between Galerie Mario Mazzoli in Berlin and Charlie Morrow’s EAR Up Gallery in New York allows the performance of True-3D compositions from Charlie Morrow’s archives.

Charlie Morrow Speaker
Christopher Williams MorrowSound curator and coordinator



# Thursday, November 20, 2014,

6:30 pm || Nachdruckstudie || Berghain

Nachdruckstudien
Johannes Kreidler Nachdruck/Studie über strukturelle Verspätung (2006/2014)
A re-programmed MIDI keyboard that is playable for amateurs and professionals.

7:00 pm || A tribute to Anestis Logothetis || Berghain

The origin of the Graphic Score –
A tribute to Anestis Logothetis

# Ghia tin Ora (1975)
# Panel 2 from Anastasis (1969)
Logothetis Ensemble

# Panel 2 from Anastasis (1969)
# Rondeau Dynamique (1967)
Berlin Improvisation Ensemble

Two ensembles perform the graphic scores of Anestis Logothetis (1921-1994). Logothetis’ aim as a composer was to allow and encourage the individual style of an ensemble when interpreting his works.

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LOGOTHETIS ENSEMBLE
Richard Douglas-Green sound processing
Werner Durand invented wind instruments
Michael McInerney piano, shakuhachi, pocket synthesiser
Michael Neil electronics and various objects

Berlin IMPROVISATION ENSEMBLE
Reinhold Friedl inside piano
Robin Hayward mikrotonal tuba
Elena Kakaliagou Horn
Biliana Voutchkova violin, viola
Christopher Williams double bass, musical direction

9:00 pm || Concert || Berghain

CALIFONE
Tim Rutili Gitarre, Piano, Vocals
Joe Westerlund Drums, Electronics
Wally Boudway Bass, Gitarre, Synthesizer, Vocals
Ross Andrews Gitarre, Vocals

The band Califone allows the seemingly fragmented. The band draws on folklore, rock and electronic experimentation and plays impressionistic-instrumental jazz-rock as well as spherical blues instrumentals, that at times draw on elements that range from krautrock to trip hop. Califone has also interpreted works by Psychic TV and Rolling Stones.

# Friday, November 21, 2014

6:00 pm || Nachdruckstudie || Galerie Mario Mazzoli

Nachdruckstudien

Johannes Kreidler Nachdruck/Studie über strukturelle Verspätung (2006/2014)
A re-programmed MIDI keyboard that is playable for amateurs and professionals.

Listening Station: Persepolis Remixes
Yoshihide Otomo, Ryoji Ikeda, Zbigniew Karkowski, Antimatter, Construction Kit, Francisco López, Laminar, Merzbow and Ulf Langheinrich

This powerful composition by Iannis Xenakis is transformed experimentally with new connotations by renowned international musicians.

Films
“… zwei Gefühle …”
The composer Helmut Lachenmann
Director: Uli Aumüller, Germany, 1996

This documentary film “… zwei Gefühle …” follows composer Helmut Lachenmann for two weeks as he rehearsed his music with the chamber ensemble Neue Musik Berlin. The film explores his ideas and ulterior motives, as he moves from rehearsals to the final performance.

Documentation about Fremdarbeit / Migrant Work by Johannes Kreidler
The composer Johannes Kreidler decided to commission a composer from China, and an audio programmer from India, in order to economically produce music typical of his own music. This is a documentation of this work.

Looping with True-3D-Sound-Space

David Tudor Memorial 4’33″ Competition
Versions of John Cage’s 4’33’’ have been submitted as part of a competition. The winner is performed in the True-3D-Sound-Space.

8:00 pm || Concert || Galerie Mario Mazzoli

CHARLIE MORROW / TRUE-3D-SOUND-SPACE

# Sten Hanson Snake Jerroth (2001)

# Dick Higgins Music for Trumpets and Trees (1979/1993)

# Simone Forti Jackdaw Song (1981)

These fluxus pieces are acoustically condensed at the True-3D-Sound-Space together with live recordings and live transmissions from the projects of the Los Angeles Free Music Society and the Logothetis Ensemble. A sound exchange between Gallerie Mario Mazzoli in Berlin and Charlie Morrow’s EAR Up Gallery in New York allows the performance of True-3D compositions from Charlie Morrow’s archives.

Christopher Williams MorrowSound curator and coordinator



# Saturday, November 22, 2014

6.00 pm || Nachdruckstudie || RADIALSYSTEM V

Johannes Kreidler Nachdruck/Studie über strukturelle Verspätung (2006/2014)
A re-programmed MIDI keyboard that is playable for amateurs and professionals.

6:30 pm || Panel Discussion || RADIALSYSTEM, Saal

Panel Discussion: Loyalty and Betrayal – Electronic Music Interpretations

Markus Bandur musicologist (Berlin)
Reinhold Friedl pianist, composer (Berlin)
Gregorio García Karman composer, musicologist (Berlin)
Johannes Ullmaier literature researcher (Mainz)
Moderator: Armeno Alberts composer, curator (Amsterdam)

Especially in the field of electro-acoustic music, the question of interpretation is inseparable from the question of the quality of sound reproduction and the listening experience. This theme and further questions will be the subject of discussion.

9:00 pm || Concert || RADIALSYSTEM V, Halle

SOLOENSEMBLE – INTERPRETATION COMPARISONS

# Iannis Xenakis Dmaathen for oboe and percussion (1976)
Burkhard Glaetzner oboe,
Gerd Schenker drums
Cathy Milliken oboe,
Matthias Engler drums

# Gérard Grisey Anubis-Nout deux pieces pour clarinette contrebasse en si bemol (1983)
# Giacinto Scelsi Maknongan (1976)
# Georg Friedrich Haas Antiphon for 2 contra bass clarinets in B (2008)
Theo Nabicht, Ernesto Molinari bass clarinet/contra bass clarinet

# Reinterpretation from Cogito by Iancu Dumitrescu and music by Ashtray Navigations
Alexander Frangenheim contra bass
Séverine Ballon violoncello

Three solo ensembles perform their interpretative approach to pieces selected by the festival. Séverine Ballon and Alexander Frangenheim reinterpret the composition Cogito by Iancu Dumitrescu, and music by Ashtray Navigations.

# Sunday, November 23, 2014

2:00 pm || PERFORMANCE || me Collectors Room/Foundation Olbricht

A MOBILE ART SPACE PERFORMANCE: MUSIC AND THE VISUAL ARTS
A project by Séverine Ballon

# Franck Bedrossian The Spider as an Artist (first performance)
# Thierry Blondeau Black Bird (2013, first performance in Germany)
# Rebecca Saunders Solitude (2013)
# Andrea Sarto noli.me.tangere (first performance)
# Aldo Clementi Lento (1984)

Séverine Ballon violoncello

In her mobile solo performance Séverine Ballon plays different contemporary works for the violoncello and places these within the context of the art works shown at the current exhibition Fragile Sense of Hope – Art Collection Telekom in me Collectors Room Berlin/Foundation Olbricht.