Cenk Ergün / Julian Rieken
Sa, 01/05/2021 - Fr, 31/12/2021
Longplay (Austellungen, Installationen, überlange Konzertformate)


A set of islands, emerging from the seafloor, standing isolated from one another above water. In Inseln, this image manifests itself musically as combinations of long tones. Sung by countertenor Rupert Enticknap, layers of these tones fade in and out, overlapping in everchanging permutations to form islands of sound in a sea of silence. This new work by Cenk Ergün is realised as a 6 channel sound installation in the historic Zionskirche. A dialogue sculpted from a single voice and the sonic architecture of the church, the work offers a space for contemplation, presence, and connection to the self and the ’other’, opening a conversation that everyone can be a part of.

  • Cenk Ergün – Concept & Composition
  • Rupert Enticknap – Concept & Voice
  • Daniel Weingarten – Recording & Sound Direction
  • Julian Rieken – Dramaturgy & Design

In Kooperation mit betterconcerts.org.
Danke an die Ev. Kirchengemeinde am Weinberg
Gefördert durch initiative neue musik berlin e.V.

  • Cenk Ergün: »Inseln« (UA 2021)

Rupert Enticknap, countertenor, gesang

Inseln is the outcome of a year-long exchange between the composer Cenk Ergün and the countertenor Rupert Enticknap, composed meticulously from a mass of unedited recordings of single sung tones.


  • Einführung: This mini-site hosts an online incarnation of a sound installation realised in the Zionskirche during the corona enforced restrictions on culture and performance..
  • Bemerkungen zum Datum und Uhrzeit: listen anytime online
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