Quiet Cue at KINDL
5, 12 and 19 September 2015

During its ongoing renovation, the KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art has invited the project space Quiet Cue from the surrounding Neukölln neighbourhood “Flughafen-Kiez” to produce three nights of programming for the impressive Boiler House. For the last six years, Quiet Cue has produced an internationally acclaimed programme of music, sound, performance, and intermedia. 

On three successive Saturdays in September, artists from twelve countries will present a programme that was developed especially for the acoustic and atmospheric idiosyncrasies of the Boiler House with its 20-meter high ceiling. Performances in the space ranging from compositions based on language to musique concrète, and multi-channel electronic music will activate the space as both an instrument and a resonant body. The public is invited to move around and explore the sound installations through proximity and distance. Meanwhile, the performances in the space will also be staged at various different places.

The programme itself spans a broad spectrum of epochs, traversing from contemporary compositions to Bach and moving from the material music pioneers of the twentieth century such as James Tenney and Alvin Lucier on to contemporaries including Phill Niblock (b. 1933), Christian Kesten (b. 1966) and Mike Majkowski (b. 1983).

Quiet Cue at KINDL is curated by Michael Renkel and Nicolas Wiese.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Site-specific „movement and sound structure“ for nine performers
Concept and structure: Jasmin Schaitl & William "Bilwa“ Costa
Scores, choreography, and performance:
Fabricio Belzoff (BR/DE), Phoebe Brown (UK), William "Bilwa“ Costa (US), Göksu Kunak (TR/DE), Emily Ranford (AU/DE), Jasmin Schaitl (AT), Elisabeth Schilling (DE/UK), Christian Konrad Schröder (AT), Ieva Savickaitė (LT)

Mike Majkowski (AUS/Berlin)
Solo-double bass 

Phill Niblock - "Two Blooms"
for live and pre-recorded instruments
Konzert Minimal (Berlin):
Johnny Chang (violin/viola), Hannes Lingens (accordion), Rishin Singh (trombone), Derek Shirley (cello), Mike Majkowski (double bass), Morten J Olsen (vibraphone)

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Korhan Erel (TR/Berlin): Üçgen–Dörtgen (Triangle–Rectangle)
4-channel piece for triangle-samples and computer, based on
Alvin Lucier – Silver Street Car for the Orchestra

Christian Kesten (Berlin): feld 037 grundlos
Ariane Jeßulat, Henrik Kairies, Christian Kesten – Vocals
4-channel sound direction: Nicolas Wiese

Ensemble with students from the UdK / Institut für Alte und Neue Musik
directed by Susanne Fröhlich (Berlin, recorder):
James Tenney – In a Large Open Space
Johann Sebastian Bach – Partita for solo flute
Lucie Vítková – Choral no. 8 (UA)

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Michael Barthel (Leipzig):
Solo – vocals

Burkhard Beins (DE)
Marta Zapparoli (IT)
Mario de Vega (MEX)
Site-specific sound intervention

With kind support from:
Österreichisches Kulturforum Berlin, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Klangzeitort, Tanz*Hotel | Artist at Resort, Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte, Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur, Mainz