Sa, 18/03/2023, 20:30 Uhr

Cottbusser Chor | Alex Mendizabal

Cottbusser Chor sings Vorahnungen by Nicholas Bussmann
Alex Mendizabal, 6 half basses, solo for six membranes in rotating ratio

March 18 | Doors 20:00 | Concert 20:30
KM28 | Karl-Marx-Straße 28, Berlin

COTTBUSSER CHOR sings Vorahnungen by Nicholas Bussmann (with texts by Haytham El Wardany, Yan Jun, Mikhail Lylov, and Jasmina Al Qaisi).

Lucile Desamory, Yusuf Ergün, Margareth Kammerer, Laura Mello, Eduard Mont de Palol, Rico Repotente, and Aaron Snyder

It has been 50 years since the Club of Rome report highlighted the limits to growth. Since then, the word has spread. We have now understood that things cannot go on like this. But how is it that we understand but do not learn? Hence, we now try things the other way round, by learning without understanding. The Cottbuser Chor will learn Arabic, Chinese, Russian, and Romanian texts phonetically (without understanding them) and transform them into songs. We are developing a small cultural technique for this, which may be useful in the future and which we are happy to share with anyone who is interested.

ALEX MENDIZABAL's work adopts unusual forms, ranging from orchestral music to experiments with graphical notation, scores of less than one second, and concerts for geological movements. In 1996, he stopped composing in order to dedicate himself to making instruments and incorporating space and his reflections on listening as the bases of his proposals.

  • Bemerkungen zum Datum und Uhrzeit: Doors 20:00 / Concert 20:30
  • KM28
  • Karl-Marx Str. 28, Berlin