PERFORMANCE 67th Festival d'Avignon
Burak Özdemir: "Dialoge 20-13" by Sasha Waltz & Guests
On July 7th the musician and composer Burak Ozdemir, dancer and choreographer Sasha Waltz and some dancers of her company and artist Guillaume Bruere as well will enter into an artistic dialogue. The performance of "Dialogues 20-13", in the frame of the Festival d'Avignon as one of the largest international events for contemporary theater, will start at 7pm. For further information, please click here.
PREMIERE PERFORMANCE Ensemble Musica Sequenza Zionskirche Berlin
Burak Özdemir: "Sound Specific: Episode I"
Burak Özdemir and musicians of his ensemble Musica Sequenza will give the premiere of "Sound Specific: Episode I : Music of Seicente" at the Zionskirche Berlin on June 15th at 7.30pm. With Vera Kardos (baroque violin), Marianna Henriksson (Cembalo), Burak Özdemir and dulzian (director). For further information, please click here.
Portrait 7.20 pm Kulturzeit 3Sat
Matthew Herbert in "Kulturzeit" on 3Sat
On 3Sat you can see a portrait about Matthew Herbert, especially about his premiere of "The End of Silence" at the Achtbrücken-Festival in Cologne. More informations you can find here.
PREMIERE 14th May DOK.fest Munich
Benedikt Schiefer: "Away from all Suns"
The music by Benedikt Schiefer has been licensed for the new documentary "Away from all Suns" by the director Isabella Willinger. The film will have its premiere at the DOK.fest in Munich on May 14th. Further information you can find here.
GERMAN PREMIERE Cologne Philharmonic Hall
Matthew Herbert: "The End of Silence" (2012)
On May 6th the Matthew Herbert Quartett presents the German premiere version of "The End of Silence" at the festival "ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln". Starting point for Herbert's music is the sound recording of a bombardment of the Libyan Air Force in 2011. In cooperation with c / o pop and stargaze. For more information, please click here.
SOUND INSTALLATION Bern Historical Museum
Benedikt Schiefer: sound installation for the exhibition "QIN"
Benedikt Schiefer created a sound installation for the exhibition "Qin - The Immortal Emperor and his Terracotta Warriors" at the Bern Historical Museum. The exhibition will be held from March 15th to November 17th. For more information about the exhibition, click here.
CONZERT Kammermusiksaal Berlin Philharmonie
VIRTUOSITY - A project by Augustin Maurs
In collaboration with the Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin and the Chor der Kulturen der Welt, Augustin Maurs invites eight international visual artists to create new works investigating the situation of a “concert” in the Berlin Philharmonie – the architectural masterpiece of German architect Hans Scharoun and one of the most exquisite concert halls in the world. With Saâdane Afif, Bethan Huws, Christoph Keller, Annika Larsson, Klara Lidén, Olaf Nicolai, Tracey Rose & Tino Sehgal. Further information you can find here.
PREMIERE 15th March
Matti Bye: "Faro/Sanctuary"
Matti Bye has written the filmscore for "Faro/Sanctuary" by the Swedish director Fredrik Edfeldt. The film had its premiere at the Göteborg International Film Festival and was nominated for the Dragon Award in the Best Nordic Film category. "Faro/Sanctuary" will be released in Sweden on March 15th. Here you can watch the trailer for the film.
LICENSING "Days in Maremma"
Matti Bye: "Days in Maremma"
Several songs by Matti Bye have been licensed for the new documentary "Days in Maremma" by the Danish director Jannik Splidsboel. The movie premieres on the 14th of february. An exact date for the German premiere is not yet released.
WORLD PREMIERE Film Festival Berlinale
Max Richter: "La Religieuse" at the 63. Berlinale
Max Richter has written the score for Guillaume Nicloux's new movie "La Religieuse". The movie has it's world premiere during the 63rd Berlinale. The movie is also taking part in the competition. The main actors are Isabelle Huppert and Martina Gedeck. Learn more about the movie and the Berlinale.
PREMIERE "Lifelong" Festival Berlinale
Burak Özdemir: "Lifelong"
On February 9th "Lifelong", the new film by director Asli Özge, will have its premiere during the 63rd Berlinale. The film was produced by Razorfilm and will be shown in the Berlinale Panorama Selection. Especially for the film, Burak Özdemir composed the song "Dark Chocolate". Further information you can find here.
PERFORMANCE Thalia Theater Hamburg
Matthew Herbert: One Day
Matthew Herbert will perform a November issue of weekly newspaper "Die Zeit" at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg on the 8th of february. He will be supported by the Ensemble Resonanz. This unique concert will take place during the Elbjazz-Festival and the "Lessing-Tage" of the Thalia Theater. Here you can watch the making of "One Day".
Dustin O'Halloran: Sundance Film Festival 2013
Dustin O'Halloran has written the score for Drake Doremus' new movie called "Breathe In". The movie will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2013 and won't take part in the competition. Get more information on the movie and the Sundance Film Festival 2013.
Concert Radialsystem V Berlin
Piano Interrupted: German premiere
Piano Interrupted, the joint project of pianist Tom Hodge and Franz Kirmann, will give their first appearance in Germany at the Radialsystem V Berlin. the act is completed by Greg Hall on violoncello and Eric Young on percussion. The second act of the night is german percussionist Sven Kacirek. Learn more about the event here, tickets are available here.
CONCERT Radialsystem V Berlin
Burak Özdemir: World premiere "The New Four Seasons"
Bassoonist Burak Özdemir and his baroque ensemble Musica Sequenza will give the world premiere of "Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons" at the Radialsystem V Berlin. After the performance of the "New Four Seasons" Burak Özdemir will play an electro-acoustic set together with DJ Ipek. Here are further information on the event, tickets can be purchased here.
CONCERT ZKM Karlsruhe
Benedikt Schiefer: Giga-Hertz Award
Last year Benedikt Schiefer received the Giga-Hertz Award for electronical music. The composition of a new piece is mandatory in order to receive the award. The world premiere of the first part "Bruchstück, chaos veterum" of the cycle "Azoth oder das große Werk" for disklavier and elektronics will be first performed at the ZKM Karlsruhe on the evening of november 24.
CONCERT Barbican London
Max Richter: "Recomposed: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons"
The UK premiere of Max Richter's "Recomposed: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons" will take place at the Barbican Centre London. Daniel Hope will play the solo violin and André de Ridder will conduct the London Sinfonietta Orchestra. Further information on the event can be found here. The release concert at the Berghain was already a huge success.