Concert series INVITATIONS – ensembles of the exploratorium berlin are performing with guests

Wednesday, 21. November 2018, 20 h (Saal 1)

Ensemble Vocalia Improva:
Lothar Hahn || Wolfram Harnack || Hjördis Klein || Martina Mührmann || Kerstin Porges || Axel Rudolph || Marie José Trieschnigg || director: Christian Wolz

Wednesday Night Ensemble:
Mario Blanck – e-guitar, objects || Esther Chandra-Halim – electronics || Ruth Grünbaum – flute, percussion || Simon Hermann – e-guitar, objects || Alexander Preuß – piano, percussion || Matthias Schwabe – viola, flute, various instruments (director)weiterlesen

David Moss // duo-mono-lith

Thursday, 29. November 2018, 20 h (Saal 1)

Series “Improvisation International”

David Moss
David Moss (US/DE) – voice

David Moss – voice
Boris Hegenbart – electronics

David Moss – singer, drummer, performer, composer – is considered one of the most innovative soloists in contemporary music. He first performs a solo and then plays with the electronics musician Boris Hegenbart in their duo-mono-lith.


EMIR meets Berlin friends

Sunday, 16. December 2018, 20 h (Saal 1)

Series “Improvisation International”

Ensemble de Musique Improvisée en Résidence (EMIR) (FR) & Berlin friends

Laurent Charles – saxophone | Emmanuel Cremer – cello | Gérard Fabbiani – bass clarinet | Charles Fichaux – percussion | Lionel Garcin – saxophone | György Kurtág jr. (HU) – synthesizer | Barre Phillips – double bass

Berlin friends:
Rudi Fischerlehner – drums, percussion | Reinhard Gagel – piano, accordion | Emilio Gordoa – vibraphone | Brad Henkel – trumpet | Hui-Chun Lin – cello | Klaus Kürvers – double bass | Matthias Schwabe – flute, viola, objects | Biliana Voutchkova – violin | Ute Wassermann – voice | Håvard Wiik – piano

The EMIR music collective is active in the improvisation scene and was founded in the early 2000s as part of the Autour de l’Improvisation meeting initiated by double bass player Barre Phillips. For a few days, it comes to exploratorium for a residence to meet Berlin musicians, with whom they also play the concert.


Sestetto Internazionale

Thursday, 17. January 2019, 20 h (Saal 1)

Series “Improvisation International”

Sestetto Internazionale

Alison Blunt (GB) – violin
Achim Kaufmann – piano
Veli Kujala (FI) – microtone accordion
Gianni Mimmo (IT) – soprano saxophone
Ignaz Schick – turntables, objects
Harri Sjöström (FI/DE) – soprano and sopranino saxophone

Absolutely unusual lined up sextet, Sestetto Internazionale delivers intriguing inventive, fresher, refined instant compositions. Brilliant interplay, intriguing inner voices and tone nuance declinations are the sincere output of Sestetto Internazionale featuring some of the most innovative voices in the contemporary improvised music scene. Contemporary flavours, subtle narrations, detailed soundscapes and chamber music elegance in an engaging performance.