Month of Contemporary Music 2019

Month of Contemporary Music
1st – 30th of September 2019

1 month, 147 concerts, 65 venues: The Month of Contemporary Music presents the many facets of Berlin's contemporary music scene.

The Month of Contemporary Music invites you to discover current works by Berlin ensembles, artists and composers – in established concert halls and opera houses as well as independent venues.

Numerous festivals take place under the umbrella of the Month of Contemporary Music such as BAM ! Berlin’s Festival for Contemporary Music Theater, the Musikfest of the Berliner Festspiele, Pyramidale as well as Kontakte 19 Biennale for Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art at the Akademie der Künste.

For the opening evening, the Berlin-based Ensemble Adapter will join forces with two pioneering ensembles for contemporary music from New York and Sydney: the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and Ensemble Offspring. The program includes pieces of the repertoire of the individual ensembles as well as music composed especially for collective performance.

This year a spotlight will be shone upon Berlin’s sound art scene. As a hybrid art form between music and the fine arts, the genre faces special challenges in terms of funding as well as production and performance possibilities. With a range of sound art exhibitions, a special series of panel discussions and curatorial tours, the Month of Contemporary Music dares to make an inventory of the current Berlin sound art scene and examines its working methods and characteristics.

The framework program of the Month of Contemporary Music offers background knowledge into the creative processes that fuel the contemporary music scene with open rehearsals, artist talks and concert introductions.


Asian Art Ensemble • Berliner Lautsprecherorchester • Björnsson / Marx • Derossi & Celestino • Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin • DieOrdnungDerDinge • El Perro Andaluz • Ensemble Adapter • Ensemble Garage • ensemble intercontemporain • Ensemble LUX:NM • Ensemble Modern • GAMS • Gamut Inc • Hauen und Stechen • Jack Quartet • Johannes Kreidler • Junge Deutsche Philharmonie • KNM Berlin • Konzerthausorchester Berlin • Kötter / Seidl • Les Siècles • London Symphony Orchestra • Maulwerker • Münchner Philharmoniker • Novoflot • Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin • Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam • Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin • Solistenensemble Phoenix16 • Sonar Quartett • T.I.T.O. – The International Turntable Orchestra • Trio Catch • Zafraan Ensemble • XelmYa+

Venues, Festivals und Concert Series

Acker Stadt Palast • Acud macht neu • Akademie der Künste • ausland • BAM! Festival für aktuelles Musiktheater • Deutsche Oper • Errant Sound • exploratorium berlin • ExRotaprint • Heimathafen Neukölln • Kammermusiksaal • Kontakte '19 Biennale für Elektroakustische Musik und Klangkunst • Kontraklang • Konzerthaus Berlin • KuLe • Labor Sonor • Musikbrauerei • Musikfest der Berliner Festspiele • OaarWurm • Ohrknacker • Philharmonie • Pierre Boulez Saal • Pyramidale • Radialsystem • Sophienkirche • Unerhörte Musik • Villa Elisabeth • Volksbühne • West Germany • Zwingli Kirche

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