Edwards – Russell – Voutchkova

Thursday, 5. December 2019, 20 h (Saal 1)

Concert series Improvisation International

Isidora Edwards (CL) – cello
John Russell (GB) – guitar
Biliana Voutchkova (BG/DE) – violin

The Chilean cellist Isidora Edwards is the link in this new trio: She played in duo with both the British guitarist John Russell and with the Bulgarian-German violinist Biliana Voutchkova. This led to the idea of ​​a merger as an ensemble, which is premiered at exploratorium.


WEISS-RAUM Offhandopera

Thursday, 19. December 2019, 19.30 h (Saal 1)


Adhoc text music format for voices & instruments, solo / choral

The Offhandopera Ensemble Berlin and other contributors invent, speak, sing and play.
Director: Reinhard Gagel

So Seet

Thursday, 16. January 2020, 20 h (Saal 1)

Concert series Improvisation International

Sofia Jernberg (NO) – voice
Sebastian Gramss (DE) – doublebass
Etienne Nillesen (NL) – prepared snare drum

In this trio, the award-winning Swedish-Ethiopian singer Sofia Jernberg, the exceptional Cologne bassist Sebastian Gramss and the specialist for prepared snare drum Etienne Nillesen meet for a liberated and liberating dialogue. The three musicians have been working together for a long time, most recently in a cooperation of the Double Bass Orchestra BASSMASSE in Cologne.


Sound and Lecture – Improvisation in Dialogue

N° 14: International Symbiosis

Concert interspersed with discourses

Friday, 31. January 2020, 20 h (Saal 1)

International symbiosis is an icon for a spontaneous ensemble made up of musicians who meet for the symposium Current Research on Improvisation in the days following the concert.