13.05.2023 (Saturday)

07:30 pm

Kurs auf Neue Musik (XIV) - New Music in the GDR - The Dawn of the Nineties

Kurs auf Neue Musik: New Music in the GDR - The Dawn of the Nineties

In the penultimate part of Course on New Music we deal with contemporary music from the GDR. We also deal with the question of how the situation of composers changed after the fall of the Wall. What remains of a country that no longer exists? With live music contributions and a panel discussion.

Guests: Christfried Schmidt, Ellen Hünigen, Ralf Hoyer, Helmut Zapf
Concept and moderation: Andreas F. Staffel

Free admission - donations welcome!

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20.04.2023 (Thursday)

08:00 pm

Hideki Kozakura, Japan - Piano and Live Electronics

Hideki Kozakura - Piano and Live Electronics - with the support of the STIM FORWAR FUND

Reine Liebe (2015/2019) for piano solo
Improvisation for live electronics and four-channel installation

Admission: 15 € | 10 €

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17.03.2023 (Friday)

07:30 pm

Kurs auf Neue Musik (XIII) - The Eighties - New Complexity versus New Simplicity

Lecturer: Andreas F. Staffel

While composers such as Ferneyhough and Finissey are writing increasingly sophisticated and complicated scores, especially in Great Britain, we are, on the other hand, experiencing a movement of New Simplicity in Germany, which does not shy away from the use of tonality. - Welcome to postmodernism!

With musical examples by Brian Ferneyhough, Michael Finissey, Wolfgang Rihm, Manfred Trojahn, Detlef Müller-Siemens and others.

As always with explanations at the grand piano.

Free admission - donations welcome!

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04.03.2023 (Saturday)

08:00 pm

Stephan Krawczyk - "Zwar leben wir jetzt"

Stephan Krawczyk - "Zwar leben wir jetzt" | Concert at the music studio Ohrpheo Berlin on 4.3.2023

Stephan Krawczyk - songs, texts, soliloquies

Songs and literature are the means of expression of this artist, who has been on stage for four decades and has already experienced a lot that goes beyond the everyday. Stylistically diverse, chansonesque, even South American pulsating, with his not ingratiating, but all the more insistently gentle voice, Krawczyk fans out his song world reflectively and poetically, very individual, sympathetically peculiar.

Admission: 15 € | 10 €

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24.02.2023 (Friday)

07:30 pm

Kurs auf Neue Musik (XII) - "Call it spectral music" - About the magic of the single tone and the dissolution of time

Kurs auf Neue Musik (XII) - About the magic of the single tone and the dissolution of time

Lecturer: Andreas F. Staffel

In the twelfth part of the "Course in New Music" we go to Paris in the seventies and experience the birth of spectral music, a completely new musical style that was to influence many composers.

With works by Gerard Grisey, Tristan Murail, Horatiu Radulescu and Claude Vivier. As always explained on the grand piano and with historical music examples.

Admission free - donations requested!

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21.01.2023 (Saturday)

08:00 pm

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 // John Kameel Farah, piano

Concert - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 // John Kameel Farah, piano

John Kameel Farah plays both books of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier/Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, connecting keys with improvisations and electronic episodes, weaving the series into a contrapuntal soundscape. The 8 p.m. concert features Farah Book 2.

Performance dates:

Sat. Jan. 21, 3:00 p.m. - The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1.
Sat. Jan. 21, 8 p.m. - The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2

Due to limited seated (studio holds c.30 seats) we ask that you contact us in advance to let us know you're coming. We ask for a donation of €15-20 at the door, but no one will be turned away because of paying less.

Please write to info@ohrpheo.de to let us know you're coming.

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03:00 pm

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 // John Kameel Farah, piano

Concert - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 // John Kameel Farah, piano

John Kameel Farah plays both books of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier/Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, connecting keys with improvisations and electronic episodes, weaving the series into a contrapuntal soundscape. The 3 p.m. concert features Farah Book 1.

Performance dates:

Sat. Jan. 21, 3 p.m. - The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1.
Sat. Jan. 21, 8 p.m. - The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2

Due to limited seated (studio holds c.30 seats) we ask that you contact us in advance to let us know you're coming. We ask for a donation of €15-20 at the door, but no one will be turned away because of paying less.

Please write to info@ohrpheo.de to let us know you're coming.

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20.01.2023 (Friday)

07:30 pm

Kurs auf Neue Musik (XI) - The late sixties: "Music is nolens volens political"

Course to New Music (X) - The Late Sixties - Music is Political

Make up date!

Lecturer: Andreas F. Staffel

Luigi Nono: Intolleranza (1960)
Hans Werner Henze: Sinfonia N. 6 (1969)
Luciano Berio: Sinfonietta (Oh King, to the Memory of Martin Luther King) (1969)
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Requiem for a Young Poet (1969)

On the basis of these important works from the 1960s, we will explore the question of how the political changes and worldwide student protests affected the composers' works. And what relevance the topic still has today.

As always, explained on the grand piano and with historical sound and film examples.

Admission free, donations allowed!

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09.12.2022 (Friday)

08:00 pm

„Songs and Improvisations“ Jan Gerdes - piano solo

Jan Gerdes - Songs and Improvisations

Jan Gerdes | Piano

The Berlin pianist Jan Gerdes, renowned interpreter of both classical-romantic and contemporary piano recitals, has for many years, at first in secret but in recent years increasingly coming into the public eye, been musically engaged as a border crosser between classical music, new music, electronics and performance with the interface of contemporary piano music and the sounds of electronic club culture.

Admission free/donations requested

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04.12.2022 (Sunday)
03.12.2022 (Saturday)

08:00 pm

Vil lieber zeit uff diser Erde - Ellen Hünigen, clavichord

Ellen Hünigen - Clavichord concert - 03.12.2022

Vil lieber zeit uff diser Erde - Music of the 15th and 16th centuries played on the clavichord

Ellen Hünigen,bound clavichord (built after Parisian model by Andreas Hermert, Berlin)

Admission free/donations requested

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02.12.2022 (Friday)

08:00 pm

Suzanna - Video Release: Was ist das Ziel

Suzanna - Video Release: Was ist das Ziel - 02-12-22

There will be songs sung and played by Alexandra. On accordion Vladyslav Urbanski, on guitar Valerij Pysarenko, on bass Michael Jach and on violin Daniel Weltlinger. Afterwards we will watch the new music video together   A film by David Gräber. Saperavi, Georgian wine, will be served.

Admission: 15 Euro

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25.11.2022 (Friday)

07:30 pm

Kurs auf Neue Musik (X) - Area compositions of the sixties by Ligeti and Penderecki

Kurs auf Neue Musik (X) - Area compositions of the sixties

Lecturer: Andreas F. Staffel

At the beginning of the sixties, two compositions marked an important new period in recent music history. With Atmosphères (1960) by the Hungarian composer György Ligeti and Threnody by the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, we encounter two masterpieces that employ the compositional technique with large-scale clusters in very different ways.

As always, explained on the grand piano and with historical sound and film examples.

Admission free, donations allowed!

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21.10.2022 (Friday)

07:30 pm

Kurs auf Neue Musik (IX) - John Cage and the aleatoric counterpoint

Lecturer: Andreas F. Staffel

In the mid-fifties, the American composer John Cage stirred up the New Music scene, which had been dominated by the strict-serial Darmstadt School in the years before. Hardly anyone could escape his influence. Aleatoric music was born and had a great impact on the following generations.

Admission free, donations allowed!

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30.09.2022 (Friday)

07:30 pm

Course in New Music (VIII) - The Zero Hour (about serial music)

Instructor: Andreas F. Staffel

After a long summer break, our course on New Music will begin again on Friday, September 30. In the eighth module (The Zero Hour) we will deal with serial music in the period 1949-1957.

Works by Messiaen, Stockhausen (piano pieces), Boulez (Le marteau san maître) and Luigi Nono (Il canto sospeso) will be heard. As always, explained on the grand piano and with historical film and sound examples.

Admission free, donations requested!

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