mikromusik – Festival of Experimental Music und Sound Art

mikromusik, the festival of experimental music and sound art organized by the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, takes place for the fourth time at the end of August. mikromusik plays with the ambiguity of the term “micro.” Showcased are outstanding or new works by current and former guests of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program.

The fourth edition of the festival presents an extensive program of socially critical or musical interventions in public space as well as concerts at the daadgalerie’s new exhibition venue. Featured are improvisational and ritualistic unique listening experiences created with self-invented instruments and electronics. New pieces by current guests Charo Calvo, Arturas Bumšteinas, and Max Eastley will also be performed here. Opening on August 10 is an exhibition at daadgalerie of installations by British sound artist Max Eastley, as well as an installation in public space by Israel Martinez dealing with audio recordings of drug-trafficking ports in Mexico.

The festival opens at Heimathafen Neukölln with a wide-ranging ensemble program by Ensemblekollektiv Berlin with works by Turgut Erçetin, Yair Klartag, and Clara Iannotta and concludes—starting with a passing by of the project Sing along, Berlin! featuring street songs by Neo Muyanga with up to 100 singers—with a mobile concert at the Engelbecken at sundown, where Ensemble Apparat will perform and premiere works for wind instruments by Uruguayan composer Graciela Paraskevaidis, who died this year and by Barblina Meierhans, as well as a commissioned composition by Marcelo Toledo.

Festival of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program
Supported with funding from the Federal Foreign Office and the Senate of Berlin
In collaboration with Ensemblekollektiv Berlin, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Electronic Studio of the TU Berlin—Audio Communication Group, Kontraklang, and Sing along, Berlin!/ iQult/WinB e.V.
With project funding from the Capital Cultural Fund and GVL

August 22–27, 2017

Installations and Concerts
Heimathafen, daadgalerie, Engelbecken