Dörner – Doneda – Gordoa – Vorfeld

Thursday 14. November 2019, 20 h (Saal 1)   Change of programme!

Concert series Improvisation International

Axel Dörner – trumpet
Michel Doneda – soprano saxophon
Emilio Gordoa – vibraphone
Michael Vorfeld – drums

Instead of the originally announced concert Parole: Lautpoesie und Musik, which had to be cancelled due to health reasons, we present a great quartet line-up: The trumpet player Axel Dörner, the saxophonist Michel Doneda, the vibraphonist Emilio Gordoa and the percussionist Michael Vorfeld. All four belong to the most important voices of the European experimental and improvisation music scene and guarantee the highest quality. Together they immerse themselves in intimate sound worlds and repeatedly break through their own routines in order to give space their fascination of the unpredictable.


Frei Tag Abend – exploring stage

A night for a debut, for an idea, for an experiment

moving structures III – the end

improvisation for voice, microphones and computer

Friday, 29. November 2019, 20.30 h (studio 1)



Monday, 2.12.2019, 20 h (Saal 1)

Concert series Invitations

Sarotti Instant: Eglof Berger – electronics || Tatjana Bielke – musical saw, voice || Miriam Bondy – voice, percussion || Peter Czekay – trumpet || Wulf Essen – flute, voice || Claudia Hartmann – voice, percussion || Kathrin von Kieseritzky – saxophone || Hendrik Rüssmann – piano || Matthias Schwabe – flute, viola, diverse

Visual improvisation: Wulf Essenweiterlesen

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.