Henning Wagenbreth
Di, 27/04/2021, 20:00 Uhr
Komponierte Musik / Konzert

Kosmostage IV

Interstellar Waggle Crush

Berlin-based Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra (AMEO) has announced the fourth edition of Kosmostage Festival coming up in Spring 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the upcoming installment will be the first digital edition of Kosmostage, scheduled for April 27-29, 2021. The festival comprises eight 30-minute videos that are pre-produced with berta.berlin at Berlin’s radialsystem. All performances focus on Swarm Aesthetics, hence this year’s festival motto “Interstellar Waggle Crush”.
Over the course of the three-day event, AMEO’s 18 members are going to regroup as smaller “swarms” and face a series of challenges. The idea is to develop “collective, swarm-based aesthetic solutions that extend beyond the boundaries of individual artistic visions,” the festival’s team of artistic directors – Johannes Schleiermacher, Oliver Roth, Grégoire Simon, and Oliver Potratz – said about the program. Whereas previous Kosmostage editions were directed by AMEO ensemble leader Daniel Glatzel, the four orchestra members have taken over artistic direction for 2021.
Following a presentation of recent compositions by Daniel Glatzel on the first day, AMEO will branch out and reform as three different swarm cells, ready to face the next set of challenges. In the festival’s “Cosmic Swarm Laboratory,” they’ll face an interactive sound installation, contributed by two special guests of Kosmostage IV: Swiss musician/composer Thomas Peter has created an algorithm that controls a modular synthesizer. At the same time, a sonograph that Christoph Rothmeier has constructed especially for Kosmostage documents the sonic and spatial processes in an artistic way.
Other key sections of Kosmostage IV include the “Pheromone Poetry” concerts featuring compositions by various ensemble members as well as Czech and Alpine folklore and pieces written by Anthony Braxton and Giacinto Scelsi. For the final concert, a Trance-themed performance based on an exclusive composition by Grégoire Simon, the three swarm cells will reconvene and form “The Andromeda Waggle Swarm”.


  • Einführung: Das Berliner Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra (AMEO) lädt zu einer weiteren Ausgabe der “Kosmostage” ein. Pandemiebedingt als digitale Edition geplant, umfasst die vom 27. – 29. April 2021 stattfindende vierte Auflage des Festivals acht Konzerte.
  • Dauer: 04:00h
  • Bemerkungen zum Datum und Uhrzeit: bis 29.04.2021