Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, all outstanding concerts in the context of "Labor Beethoven 2020" are cancelled.

The exhibition "Laboratory 1802-2020", the sound installation "De-Symphonic" by Werner Cee and the music theater installation "Wir sind so frei #1 Fidelio" by Novoflot will be closed from Saturday 14 Mar, 2020.

Labor Beethoven 2020

Festival of Contemporary Music for the Beethoven Anniversary

concerts – exhibition – installations – lectures – music theatre – performances

March 12.–18.2020

Programme
Discourse/installations
Timetable

With „Labor Beethoven 2020“, the Akademie der Künste presents a contemporary reading of the Beethoven Anniversary focusing on experimentation.

A festival condenses the musical and interdisciplinary results of the four-year artistic cooperation by a group of young composers from the three universities of Basel, Tel Aviv and Thessaloniki. Together with historical and current experiments by Beethoven and Reicha as well as guests such as the Novoflot opera company, electronic composer Marcus Schmickler, sound artist Werner Cee and Beethoven expert William Kinderman, a kaleidoscope of concerts, experiments in sound and perception, lecture performances and music theatre are to be staged.

Visitors can let themselves drift between the interwoven elements. There will be original works by Beethoven such as „The Tempest sonata“ as well as the deconstructions of „Fidelio“ (Novoflot) and „Pastoral“ (Cee). World première compositions, mediated by an exhibition and discursive elements, link the experimental spirit of the period around 1802 to current issues in composing regarding space, instrumentation and form.

A festival presented by the Music Section of the Akademie der Künste.

In collaboration with Hochschule für Musik Basel, Universität Aristoteles Thessaloniki, Universität Tel Aviv, Universität der Künste Berlin, Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, die Musikwissenschaften der Universität Potsdam, Opernkompanie Novoflot.

Festival director: Julia Gerlach
Project manager Labor Beethoven: Sonia Lescene
Assistance: Safia Azzouni, Eleni Ralli

Tickets

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Stand: 13.03.2020

Venues

Akademie der Künste
Hanseatenweg 10
10557 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 200 57-2000
S Bellevue, U Hansaplatz, Bus 106
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Akademie der Künste
(only Fr. 13.3.2020, 20pm)
Pariser Platz 4
10117 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 200 57-1000
S+U Brandenburger Tor
Bus 100, 245, 300
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Press contact

On behalf of Akademie der Künste:
AMIONT Musik & Kultur, Dominique Schweizer
Tel.: +49 176 96 572 527
Email: ds@amiont.de

Events

Ensemble Adapter 
© Sebastian König
Hanseatenweg → Hall 1

THU 12.3.
7 pm

Opening Ceremony


With Johannes Odenthal (Director of programming of the Akademie der Künste), Caspar Johannes Walter (Artistic director of "Labor Beethoven 2020")

Hanseatenweg → Hall 1

THU 12.3.
7 pm

Exhibition Opening

Labor 1802–2020


With experiments in sound and perception of Ludwig van Beethoven (Diabelli-Variationen, Sturmsonate), Anton Reicha, Ernst Florens Friedrich Chladni and Hermann von Helmholtz, works of Peter Ablinger, Manolis Ekmektsoglou / Thanos Sakellaridis, Eva Gentner / Adrian Nagel, Andrea Heilrath, Pierre Henry, Mauricio Kagel, Bernhard Leitner, Ari Rabenu / Akkad Izre’el, The Beatles, Johannes Wernicke, Hans Zender.

Hanseatenweg → Buchengarten

THU 12.3.
7 pm

Werner Cee: de-symphonic. Kontra Punkt Berlin (2019 / 2020) – A Symphonic Soundscape


Opening of the sound installation.

An interior view of the "Pastoral": Sound artist Werner Cee breaks open the symphonic and temporal structure of Beethoven's 6th Symphony.

Klanginstallation: Werner Cee 
© Wolfgang van Ackeren
Hanseatenweg → Hall 3

THU 12.3.
8 pm

Opening Concert

From the Laboratory: unusual instrumentations and constellations


The opening concert features a varied programme of premieres by the laboratory composers that has been put together for the adventurous musicians of Ensemble Adapter and guest musicians from Basel. In their diversity, the artistic positions are typical of the process of work and debate at Labor Beethoven.

Hanseatenweg → Hall 3

FRI 13.3.
5 pm

While bent

Performance Faidra Chafta Douka


The pieces for instrumental duos by the Greek composer Faidra Chafta Douka are sculptural constellations in time and space, unfolding in the calm atmosphere of the exhibition hall.

Hanseatenweg → Hall 1

FRI 13.3.
6 pm

Chamber Music

Beethoven and Sakellaridis


Ludwig van Beethoven: Variations for violoncello and piano WoO 46 "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen"

Thanos Sakellaridis: Please Enter the Underground (2019) for a duo of two paetzold recorders

Ludwig van Beethoven: Cello sonata no. 1 C major op. 5,1

Aufführung Anda Kryeziu 
© Sonia Lescene
Pariser Platz → Black Box

FRI 13.3.
8 pm

From the Laboratory: The Open Space

Concert


Anda Kryeziu: NYJA (2020) UA For Ensemble Adapter and Piano.
Eleni Ralli: 4 Small Pieces at One Tone (2014) DEA for two saxophones.
Adrian Nagel: Stillleben [Kontrabass] (2020) UA for double bass and electronics.
Manolis Ekmektsoglou: In Love... (2020) UA for Ensemble Adapter and Soprano

Hanseatenweg → Hall 1

SAT 14.3
2 pm

Der Experimentator Anton Reicha

Conversation with live music


Christian Thorau in conversation with Caspar Johannes Walter. Gili Loftus (pianoforte) and David Eggert (violoncello) play excerpts from Anton Reicha’s Practischen Beispielen (practical examples).

Hanseatenweg → Black Box

SAT 14.3.
3 pm

William Kinderman: Beethoven’s The Tempest sonata

Lecture-Performance


Lecture performance on the experimental approaches in Beethoven’s 7th Piano Sonata, Op. 31/2 ("The Tempest"), William Kinderman (piano).

Bernhard Leitner: Tonliege 
© Atelier Leitner
Hanseatenweg → Hall 3

SAT 14.3.
4 pm

While bent

Performance Faidra Chafta Douka


The pieces for instrumental duos by the Greek composer Faidra Chafta Douka are sculptural constellations in time and space, unfolding in the calm atmosphere of the exhibition hall.

Hanseatenweg → Hall 2

SAT – WED
5 pm – 9 pm

We are so free #1 Fidelio

Exhibition-performance of Novoflot and L. v. Beethoven


Fidelio is the first part of the trilogy Wir sind so frei #1 – #3 dedicated by Novoflot to Beethoven and his anniversary, which was created between opera and piano concert, music theatre exhibition and symphony, philharmonic space exploration and newly composed music.

Musiktheater: Novoflot 
© Elisa Limberg
Hanseatenweg → Hall 3

SAT 14.3.
8 pm

Guest at the laboratory: Rotation und Angulation

Electronic Concert


Eleven composition students at Berlin University of the Arts and the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin experimented with and composed for the special acoustic and spatial-tonal possibilities of the "Klangwürfel" in very different ways.

Hanseatenweg → Hall 1

SUN 15.3
3 pm

Experimentieren im 20. / 21. Jahrhundert

Conversation


Julia Schröder in conversation with Peter Ablinger, Faidra Chafta Douka, Sven Holm and Kirsten Reese

Lecture-Performance Marcus Schmickler 
© Ilya Barhatov
Hanseatenweg → Hall 1

SUN 15.3.
4 pm

Marcus Schmickler: Ludwig van, Kraftwerk

A Critical Disco.


Lecture-Performance with Video and Elektronik

Hanseatenweg → Studio

SUN 15.3.
8 pm

From the Laboratory: Experiments for large ensemble

Final Concert


Ari Rabenu: Rondo (rituals) (2020) Premiere for Echo Ensemble

Akkad Izre’el: Permanent Portfolio (2020) Premiere for Echo Ensemble

Eleni Ralli: The Butterfly Effect (2019-2020) Premiere for Echo Ensemble and three soloists

Echo-Ensemble 
© Janine Escher

Daily

Hanseatenweg → Hall 1
Experiment Ernst Florens Chladni 

Timetable

THU
19
20
21
22
23
FRI
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
SAT
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
SUN
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Hanseatenweg → Hall 2
 
 
 
 
 
Hanseatenweg → Hall 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hanseatenweg → Hall 2
 
 
 
 
 
Hanseatenweg → Hall 2
 
 
 
 
 
Hanseatenweg → Studio
 
 
 
 
 
Hanseatenweg → Studio
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hanseatenweg → Studio
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hanseatenweg → Studio
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pariser Platz → Black Box
 
 
 
 
 
Pariser Platz → Black Box
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pariser Platz → Black Box
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pariser Platz → Black Box
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THU
19
20
21
22
23
FRI
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
SAT
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
SUN
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22

Mon – Wed

 
17
18
19
20
21
Hanseatenweg → Hall 1
Hanseatenweg → Hall 3
 
 
 
 
 
Hanseatenweg → Studio
 
 
 
 
 
Pariser Platz → Black Box
 
 
 
 
 
 
17
18
19
20
21