Since 1982 the Inventionen has focused on the connection between different artistic media. This year's exhibition presents electro-acoustic music, experimental and multimedia concepts, concerts and sound art.
Over four evenings you can experience 12 world premieres and two German debut performances, particularly by current and former guests of the Artists in Berlin Programme of the DAAD and the Electronic studio of the TU Berlin at the Sophiensaele.
The Festiva's opening will take place on June 23rd with two sound installations at the singuhr-hoergalerie in parochial and at the Sophienkirche.
Since 1982 the Inventionen has concentrated on the connection between different artistic media. This year's exhibition presents electro-acoustic music, experimental and multimedia concepts, concerts and sound art. Over four evenings you can experience 12 world premieres and two German debut performances, particularly from current and former guests of the Artists-in-Berlin Programme of the DAAD and the Electronic Studio of the TU Berlin at the Sophiensaele.
opening with 2 soundinstallations on June 23rd
the installation Firebirds by the American sound and media artist Paul DeMarinis will give a prelude to the festival at the singuhr-hoergalerie in parochial (Parochial Church Klosterstrasse). An installation with tonal flames, of which the myth of the medium radio, its technical development and culture as a political dimension are the central themes.
Requiem for Fossil Fuels by Sam Auinger (Austria) and Bruce Odland (USA), a second sound installation of the Inventionen, will also be opened on June 23rd at the Sophienkirche (located close to the sophiensaele!).
The first concert of the Inventionen 2004 will take place on June 24th at the Sophiensaele with the Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin. The ensemble, known for its engagement with new and experimental musical concepts, will perform three different works:
belit, a space-orientated composition for eight instruments and sixteen lights by Bernhard Gàl (Austria), combining instrumental sounds with light and shadow projections.
With a concrete visualisation of sounds and their visual materialisation, Alvin Lucier (USA) dealt with in The Queen of the South for players, responsive surfaces, strewn material, and closed-circuit television monitor systems.
Mark Trayle (USA) uses the features of water as a compositional metaphor and creates a network of musicians and digital media in bitpool.
On June 25th the string quartet of the Klangforum Wien will perform the string quartet 1.3. by Austrian composer Wolfgang Mitterer in a version with live-electronics and light projection. This will be preceded by a purely instrumental version.
A focal point of the Inventionen is 'music for loud speakers' / music for sounddistribution. This year there are several opportunities to listen to electro-acoustic compositions. On this evening the multichannel composition object - obstacle by Hans Tutschku will be premiered.
The connection of acoustic with visual events will be the focus of the concert on June 26th:
Michael Maierhof produced his composition splitting 22 for cello, 4-channel-tape and video, in collaboration with Viennese cellist Michael Moser.
The Cello-Stück II by Rolf Julius (Germany), a graphic score that Michael Moser transcribed, and
treffen for six instruments by the South Korean composer Soo-Jung Shin will be premiered by the Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin.
Sound and visual projections will rotate in kreisen by Kotoka Suzuki (Japan), together with Claudia Rohrmoser (video) and Thomas Seelig (programming).
The fourth concert on June 27th includes two more artistic media: dance and film.
There are two electro-acoustic compositions Black Ice by Robert J. Dow (GB) and Globalalia by Trevor Wishart (GB).
ecosystemics n.1 and n.2 for live-electronics by Agostino Di Scipio (Italy),
in addition the show will feature works for live-electronics, video and dance, and film respectively:
together with the dancer Kazue Ikeda, Shintaro Imai (Japan) produced his Motion and Glitch Study.
Klang-Film -- a piece for two instruments, live-electronics and projection by Mario Verandi (Argentina) will be performed by the soloists Andrea Neumann (inside-piano) and Robin Hayward (tuba.). The film Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik by Harun Farocki is the original visual material.
The sound installations open on June 23rd at the Parochialkirche at 6 pm and at the Sophienkirche at 8 pm. They are open during the festival daily from 2 to 8 pm and can also be visited after the festival period (until 1.8. and until 4.7.) Free Admission.
The concerts take place from June 24th to 27th each at 7 pm at the Sophiensaele.
Tickets: 10 Euros / reduced 6 Euros (Box office)
Reservations: Tel. 030-28 35 266,
After the Concerts all Quarter-finals of the Euro 2004 soccer will be broadcast live on a screen in the Foyer of the Sophiensaele from 8.45 pm in the respective national language of a partaking country.
DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Programme, Elektronisches Studio of the TU Berlin,
in collaboration with the singuhr-hoergalerie in parochial, the Sophiensaele, the Ev. Kirchengemeinde Sophien,
with friendly support from the Initiative Neue Musik Berlin, SKE Stiftung Wien and the Kulturforum of the Austrian Embassy Berlin.
Tel. 030-202208-40. Fax: 204 12 67.