Month of Contemporary Music

Four weeks of contemporary music, sound art, musical theater, echtzeitmusik and discourse

August 27 - September 30, 2021

Berlin would not be Berlin and the independent scene would not be the independent scene without the city’s and our musical landscape’s innovative effects on social and cultural coexistence. Public space is currently being reclaimed, on the streets and in the parks. This is the spirit that characterizes this year's Month of Contemporary Music, presenting the unparalleled diversity of Berlin's contemporary music in concerts, performances and sound installations.


This year's month of contemporary music will be heralded with a prelude to the new edition of the legendary sonambiente with a sound installation by sound and media artist Emeka Ogboh on August 20, 2021 at Tegel Airport.

Opening and summer party

The month of contemporary music will open a week later on August 27 with a summer party at Labor Sonor: Translating Spaces. The festival focuses on space as an actor. Eight commissioned works from composers and installation artists such as Sabine Ercklentz, Frank Bretschneider and the duo Nguyễn & Transitory will be presented over three days at different locations.

Confirmed partners

acker stadt palast • AGGREGATE Festival • Akademie der Künste • Andy Vazul • Auenkirche • ausland • Berlin Solo Impro • Burkhard Beins • Clinker Lounge Concerts • CTM Festival • D. Fromberg & S. Roigk • Deutsche Oper Berlin • Digital in Berlin • Domestic Hybrids • Duo Siegel/Lin • Elektramusic • ensemble mosaik • EnCounterpoints 2021 • Experimentik • exploratorium berlin • FELD_ • Flughafen TXL • Frau von Da • gamut inc • Hošek Contemporary • Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin • Kairos Quartett • Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche • Kiezsalon • Klangzeitort • KM28 • Kontraklang • Kulturbüro Elisabeth • Labor Neunzehn • LABOR SONOR • Literaturhaus Berlin • LUX:NM • MaHalla • Maulwerker • Marc Sinan • Microtub Mixed • music for mixed people • MONOM • Musikbrauerei • Outernational concert series • PHØNIX16 • Pierre Boulez Saal • poetry\\\sound #14 • pyramidale • radialsystem • silent green Kulturquartier – Betonhalle • Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop • sonambiete TXL • sonar quartett • Sonic Cinema • Spreehalle Berlin • studio im HOCHHAUS • The International Nothing • Unerhörte Musik • Windwall • Zafraan Ensemble • Zinc & Copper • Zionskirche

Media partner

Cashmere RadioDigital in Berlin • neue musikzeitung • rbb Kulturradio • taz - die tageszeitung • VAN Outernational